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Endurance athlete Sean Conway attempts 15 marathons in 15 days

Sean Conway
Sean Conway is famous for his endurance challenges (Image credit: Getty Images)

Endurance adventurer Sean Conway plans to run 15 marathons in 15 days – in 15 national parks. 

The athlete, who famously swam, cycled and ran around the coast of Britain in 2016, starts his latest challenge on June 4 in the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland.

The self-supported journey will take Sean to Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park the next day, then Northumberland National Park in north-east England.

The following 13 days include:

June 7: Lake District

June 8: Yorkshire Dales

June 9: North York Moors

June 10: Peak District

June 11: Norfolk Broads

June 12:  South Downs

June 13:  New Forest

June 14: Dartmoor

June 15:  Exmoor

June 16: Brecon Beacons

June 17 Pembrokeshire

June 18:  Snowdonia.

Sean, who was born in Zimbabwe and now lives in Wales, was also the the first person to cycle, swim and run the length of Great Britain, from Land's End to John o' Groats in 2015.

On Twitter, he said: "Britain has some of the best national parks in the world and I’ve decided to run a marathon in each of them consecutively to bring awareness about how incredible they are, and to show why we need to look after them.

"So, that’s 15 marathons, in 15 days, in 15 national parks."

Sean is inviting people to run with him. He stated: "Most routes involve laps so you don't need to run a full marathon, just come and have a day on the trails to spur me on." See Sean Conway for find out more.

Fiona Russell is a widely published adventure journalist and blogger, who is better known as Fiona Outdoors. She is based in Scotland and is an all-round outdoors enthusiast with favourite activities including trail running, mountain walking, mountain biking, road cycling, triathlon and skiing, both downhill and back country. Her target for 2021 is to finish the final nine summits in her first round of all 282 Munros, the Scottish mountains of more than 3,000ft high. Aside from being outdoors, Fiona's biggest aim is to inspire others to enjoy the great outdoors, especially through her writing. She is also rarely seen without a running skort! Find out more at Fiona Outdoors.