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Toronto Waterfront Marathon runner carries this message wherever she travels

The globetrotting backstory of one runner's tattoos at the 2017 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Tish Jones
Tish Jones
Photo: Tim Huebsch.

Among a strong contingent of English athletes at the 2017 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is Tish Jones.

The 2:33:56 marathoner, who won her debut 42.2K at the 2016 Cape Town Marathon, has travelled to various parts of the world and gets a tattoo for each of the areas she visits. The words “to travel around the world” are tattooed on her right forearm in messages in Afrikaans, from southern Indian, in Thai, Russian, from Peru (Spanish), Welsh and from northern India. Plus, the outline in Africa is tattooed on her wrist.

Photo: Tim Huebsch.

She says she still needs to add French, and, understandably, English.

Six English athletes were selected to race the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in what has been a tradition for years.