Marathon record is a dream come true for Inverness runner
AMY Hudson says breaking the three-hour barrier for the marathon was a dream come true.
She became the first female athlete from the Inverness Harriers to run 26.2 miles under three hours as she clocked 2:58:47 at the Chicago Marathon.
She beat the women’s club record by six minutes which was previously held by former Great Britain 400 metre runner Lesley Hansen who ran 3:04:50 at Stirling in April.
She also took 12 minutes off her personal best at Sunday’s race and was the first British woman to cross the finishing line.
It was the same marathon which Brigid Kosgei of Kenya set a new world record of 2:14:04.
Hudson had hoped to go under three hours in Edinburgh in May but windy weather put paid to that and she recorded 3:10.30.
But this time conditions were kinder and she bettered her three hour target.
Speaking about breaking the three-hour barrier, Hudson says she has worked hard to achieve her goal.