Moreton's endurance king set to hit new target on September 21
9:04am Sunday 15th September 2013 in Sport
STEVE EDWARDS is set to tick off yet another world record when he runs his 600th marathon – in the fastest average time.
The prolific endurance runner from Moreton-in-Marsh has run 23 official marathon races so far this year.
Recent weekends have been particularly busy for Steve with four marathons in as many weeks at Milton Keynes (3hrs 15min), Kingston upon Thames (3:13) and Wolverhampton (3:10), before No.599 was recorded at Aberfeldy in the heart of the Highlands.
The Highland Perthshire marathon was a new event for Steve but he ran it in a familiar time (3:11) to finish in fourth place overall.
"Thankfully, I've been able to maintain the same level of consistency with my finish times," said Steve.
"I am on an unbroken run of 82 sub-3hr 30min finishes since the beginning of 2011, which has taken my overall total of sub 3:30s to 526.
"Health and fitness permitting my aim will be to try and make this total as big as possible over the next few years as I hope to make the most sub 3:30s world record practically impossible to break in the future!
"I hope to complete my 600th at arguably the UK's toughest road marathon, the Great Langdale race, on September 21."