Lavinia makes Tokyo her eighth marathon achievement

Lavinia running the Tokyo Marathon

Lavinia running the Tokyo Marathon - Credit: Archant

A 73 year old grandmother has completed her eighth marathon by finishing a run in Tokyo and is already looking at her next competitive event in Snowdon later this year.

Lavinia running the Tokyo Marathon

Lavinia running the Tokyo Marathon - Credit: Archant

Lavinia Seward, from Chatteris, said: “I didn’t start running until I was 61. It’s never too late to do something!

“It’s al bout setting yourself goals and getting on with it.

“This was the first one I didn’t raise money for as usually I get fund raising. The next run my daughter has signed me up for is Snowdon at the end of October.”

The keen athlete has successfully completed marathons in London, Amsterdam, New York, Berlin, Toronto, Florence the Great Wall of China and now her latest event in Tokyo.


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“This one wasn’t as challenging as some others have been. It was a bit hilly but was very enjoyable.”

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