Congratulations go to Shona Young who has joined a unique band of athletes who have contested 100 marathons.
The Lothian runner became a fully signed up member of the 100 Marathon Club following her participation in the Standard Charter Hong Kong Marathon on Sunday.
Her amazing achievement breaks down to 55 road, 7 trail and 38 ultra marathons. The total also shows Shona completed all 6 of the World Marathon Majors [some more than once] in Tokyo, Chicago , London, Berlin, New York City and Boston. At the latter in 2013 Shona was among the masses when terror struck the race with two explosions near to the finish killing 3 people and injuring many more. It failed to deter her and returned to contest the race again in 2017.
Her marathon PB also came in 2017 when she recorded a time of 3 hours 16 minutes 49 seconds when completing the Tokyo Marathon.
For the record, the Hong Kong Marathon saw Shona finish in 3 hours 32 minutes 35 seconds. Her finishing position was 1,245th, 58th female and 10th over-50. There was an astonishing 74,000 entrants.