ATHLETICS: Brilliant Copson is a world record breaker

Angela Copson entered the record books again at Sunday's Manchester Marathon

Thursday, 14th April 2016, 4:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th April 2016, 4:33 pm
Angela Copson

Rugby & Northampton athlete Angela Copson became the oldest woman to complete a marathon in under 3 hours and 30 minutes on Sunday in Manchester.

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In her seventh marathon, Copson led the way for women over 60 and finished 93rd among all females in the race. The 68 year-old completed the 26.2 mile race in 3:24.54 to beat the previous world best for that age by 11.29 minutes.

Copson already holds the British records for the Marathon in both Women’s Over-60 and Women’s Over-65 categories, with 3:14:51 and 3:17:10 respectively.

With her impressive time in Manchester, Copson easily qualifies for next year’s London Marathon, where she will compete in the Over-70’s competition.