Students rise to challenge
Published at 07:42, Wednesday, 02 January 2013
STUDENTS from Haydon Bridge High School are on top of the world after finishing first in their age group in a global team marathon challenge.
With teams across the world competing in the Save the Children World Marathon Challenge, the 13-year-olds from Haydon Bridge were crowned champions.
The challenge was for teams to complete the marathon distance of 26.2 miles in the quickest time.
And Bridge’s time of two hours, four minutes and 53 seconds – just a minute off the men’s world record – saw them finish top in their group. In second place, 30 minutes behind, was a team from Niamey, in Nigeria.
Their super quick time also meant they were the fastest finishing team from the North-East, and the 24th overall team from the 344 across the globe.
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They managed to dig his head and shoulders free before finally pulling him from the earth. He was found to be suffering from shock and bruising.