Sunday 17 May 2009 saw history being made by three athletes who ran ten marathons in ten days in the UK's ultimate endurance running event, the Brathay 10 in 10 Challenge.
The three men in question were Adam Holland, age 22 representing Tavistock Athletic Club who finished in first place and claimed the overall world record with a total time of 32 hours and 47 minutes over the ten days.
Second place was taken by Steve Edwards, who at the age of 46, is more than twice the age of the winner. He came in just 29 minutes behind the winner in a time of 33 hours and 16 minutes and managed to knock more than two hours off his record from 2008.
Steve is on a remarkable quest to complete five hundred marathons in an average finish time of sub 3 hours 20 minutes (200 minutes). The Brathay 10 in 10 challenge saw him complete his four hundred and sixty ninth marathon.
Third place was taken 34 minutes later by Tim Charles representing Cheltenham Harriers. His total time was 33 hours and 22 minutes.
The Brathay Challenge was set up by Christopher Ball who was inspired by the achievements of Sir Rannulph Fiennes, and his seven marathons in seven days in different continents.