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Closing in on South American running world firsts

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MORE than 13 months after embarking on an extreme challenge to run unsupported the length of South America, a British couple have entered their final 600 miles.

David and Katharine Lowrie, who are wearing shoes from our inov-8 Terrafly range and pulling all their expedition gear in a trailer, began their epic ‘5000 Mile Project’ on July 28 last year.

Due to various route diversions along the way, the predicted length of the run now stands at 6500 miles -1500 miles further than first planned.

They aim to reach their finishing point on the Caribbean coast of Venezuela by mid-October.

David and Katharine are bidding to achieve two world firsts -by becoming the first woman and couple to run the continent.

On their return to the UK the couple are planning a celebratory 10km run in London on Saturday October 26.

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Katharine said: “After 5,858 miles, we have crossed the border into Venezuela, the final country in the path of our running the length of South America. We are so excited!

“We have 600 miles left to run and then the Caribbean Sea is ours!

“Now we are dreaming of London and running through its streets to celebrate. Come and join us for a 10km run, followed by a talk and film about the world first expedition on 26 October.”

The couple aim to highlight the amazing biodiversity they encounter along the way and raise awareness and funds for environmental conservation.

Find out more about David and Katharine’s epic adventure, and track their progress, on the 5000 Mile Project website at http://www.5000mileproject.org/

Our Terrafly shoes are designed to stand up to the rigours of both road and off-road running and are superb for conquering ultra distances. Check them out:

Male: http://www.inov-8.com/New/Global/Product-View-Terrafly-303-Navy-Grey.html?L=26&A=Trail&G=Male

Female: http://www.inov-8.com/New/Global/Product-View-Terrafly-277-Blackberry-Lime-White.html?L=26&A=Trail&G=Female

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