Weight off his shoulders: Ross Edgley does a marathon pulling a vehicle

Ross Edgley, a fitness writer, towed a 1,400 kg Mini Countryman the length of a marathon to raise money for charity.

Ross Edgley

One of my favourite shots #WorldsStrongestMarathon on the @gopro ——————————————— This was 10:00am. I’d been pulling the @miniuk Countryman around @silverstonecircuit for over 6 hours. Through the night in the cold, wind and rain. With 17 miles still to go to cover all 26.2, It was at this point my older brother drove all the way from Grantham to walk every mile with an umbrella next to me #Hero ——————————————— ALSO one GIANT thank you to @theproteinworks @teenage_cancer@teamsportsaid @childrenwithcanceruk and United Through Sport 🙂 ——————————————— Any/all donations SO so so insanely appreciated, see link in bio 🙂 x

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When Ross Edgley finished the “World’s Strongest Marathon,” it must have felt like a weight off his shoulders. Specifically, a 1,400-kilogram weight.

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Edgley, a fitness writer and trainer, towed a Mini Countryman strapped to his back along Silverstone Race Circuit, the current home of the British Grand Prix, a Formula One race. The marathon took Edgley 19 hours and 36 minutes and began on Jan. 22.

As Edgley wrote in the Telegraph, “the World’s Strongest Marathon serves to offer a different perspective on the common belief that strength and stamina are distinctly separate, and can’t be improved simultaneously.”

World’s Strongest Marathon (Photoshoot) ——————————————— BOOM! Photoshoot with @miniuk at @tattonpark (my favourite place in Cheshire) Also it’s now official, DATE: Friday 22nd January! More details to follow including location. My newly announced involvement with @teamsportsaid and #SupportTheNext @niketraining My nutrition with @theproteinworks for the stunt and the videos captured on my @gopro Hero 4’s as part of their #BeHero campaign and much, much more 🙂 ——————————————— BIG “thank you” to everyone who’s “liked” or commented, honestly your support has made training over winter that much more bearable 🙂 Hugely appreciate it!!! #WorldsStrongestMarathon

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Edgley did the 42.2K challenge to raise money for four charities including Teenage Cancer Trust, Children With Cancer, Sports Aid and United Through Sport.

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Edgley also documented the entire thing, which can be seen below: