Chesterfield born athlete completes seven marathons in seven days for animal sanctuary'Picture shows Extreme marathon runner Fiona Oakes'Picture shows Extreme marathon runner Fiona Oakes
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A Chesterfield-born athlete has completed seven marathons in a week to help save the lives of hundreds of horses.

Triple marathon world record holder Fiona Oakes has run a total of 183.4 miles, culminating in the Stevenage marathon on Sunday.

Fiona, who lived on Matlock Road and attended St Helena School, has been raising money for the Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary which she runs in Essex with her partner.

The 47-year-old is using the marathons as a preparation for a huge challenge in February next year when she will again run seven marathons in seven days, and this time each marathon will be on a different continent.

If successful it will be a new Guinness World Record.

Fiona has already broken three world records and is now the fastest woman to run a marathon on each continent and the North Pole in elapsed and aggregate time.

This year she completed the toughest foot race on the planet for the second time the Marathon des Sables, a six-day ultra marathon held in Morocco.