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68-Year-Old Woman Runs Across America

Image: Gary Cameron

Long-distance runner Rosie Swale-Pope is a resident of Great Britain who is on a mission to raise awareness about cancer and to inspire people to live their lives to the fullest. She is currently making her way across America on her own two feet, running and pulling a trailer that serves as her shelter while on the road. The trailer, which she's nicknamed the Icebird, can weigh up to 300 pounds when fully stocked. Swale-Pope was prompted to begin her journey after she lost her husband to cancer. She explained,

“By the time my husband and I realized, it was too late to save him, and after he died in my arms, I felt if I stayed at home just crying and talking, who would listen to me? And I decided to run around the world.”

Swale-Pope has experience with journeys that require physical endurance. The physically fit 68-year-old has run 27 marathons and guesses that she’s run about 50,000 miles in total. 

Read more and see additional pictures of this amazing lady here. 


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