What an insult to an incredible woman.

Fiona Oakes is a vegan, and an elite marathon runner. She is at the top of her game and currently training for the toughest marathon in the world – the Marathon des Sables. 154 miles across the Sahara in 6 days with one race stage of 50 miles, carrying all your food & supplies in temperatures up to 50 degrees C (approx 130 F). Up & down sand dunes up to 600 feet high. She undertakes these challenges to raise money for causes she supports and believes in, including her own sanctuary where she cares for 400 animals as well as charities in Russia and Africa.

The magazine Runners World have just listed her incredible marathon achievements as being in the top 10 &  top 20 in her AGE GROUP. This is completely inaccurate and an insult to her. She is No. 10 and 20 OVERALL. This is so demeaning for the incredible effort she has put in. It’s  like comparing winning £10 on the lottery with winning the Jackpot.

Shame on a publication that does not get its facts right before it goes to print.

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