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Kyle Greig's Guinness World Record 24-hour treadmill running bid just fails but the Forres ultra runner raises more than £7500 for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) and the Gathimba Edwards Foundation


By Craig Christie

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FORRES ultra runner Kyle Greig's world record attempt has agonisingly fallen just short.

Kyle Greig ran 180km in 18 hours before succumbing to a hip injury.
Kyle Greig ran 180km in 18 hours before succumbing to a hip injury.

Greig (34) was bidding to smash the Guinness World Record for most miles run on a treadmill in 24 hours.

His brave effort to beat the 264.52km achieved by record holder Bjorn Tore Kronen Taranger in 2018 was ended by a hip injury 18 hours into his run early this morning.

Now based in Afford, the athlete still managed to clock up 180km and has raised over £7500 to be split between two charities.

Donations to Kyle Greig's effort can be made here .

Greig's target was to raise £5000 for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) and the Gathimba Edwards Foundation, which helps people from Kenya.

Forres ultra runner Kyle Greig in race action.
Forres ultra runner Kyle Greig in race action.

The challenge began on Friday morning and continued into the early hours of Saturday before the strain eventually told on the runner.

He managed to run for around 112 miles, or more than four marathons back-to-back on a treadmill at Aberdeen Sport Village.

A veteran of countless long-distance challenges, including a third-place finish at the British 100km Championships, Greig was taking on his toughest quest yet.



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