A few weeks ago a British author by the name of Scott Pack took to twitter to share a story with the world. He released a series of 12 tweets, the first of which read, “I want to tell you about a remarkable woman that you almost certainly haven’t heard of”.

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The woman in question was Florence Ilott, a promising British amateur sprinter, and Scott Pack’s grandmother. In 1934 Florence became the first person to run across London’s Westminster Bridge in the time that it took Big Ben to chime 12 noon. Several men had attempted this feat over the years. But it took a 19 year-old parliamentary catering staff member to finally outrun the clock.

In this episode we travel across the Atlantic to a bustling bridge in England, to relive this epic race against time. 

Check out the rest of Scott’s twitter story about Florence below:

 


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