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British endurance phenom embarks on INCREDIBLE Three Peaks world record attempt

Katherine Brook
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This was our preview of Imo Boddy’s attempt to break the Three Peaks world record – you can click here to find out how she SMASHED that 45-year-old best time.

British endurance phenom Imo Boddy has embarked on an epic adventure, climbing and running between the three highest peaks in the UK, in an attempt to break a 45-year-old world record.

At 7am on Wednesday morning, Imo put her hand in the sea in Scotland and aims to do the same when she reaches Wales, in less than 7 days time. But to get there, she will have to cover more than 680k, including traversing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, and Snowdon, which equates to some 10,000m of elevation. 

Boddy is aiming to beat the long-standing record of 7 days and 31 minutes, set by Ann Sayer way back in 1979.

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Imo is no stranger to challenges, in 2022, she became the youngest female to run the length of Britain. Aged just 22, she ran 1340k from John o’Groats to Land’s End, in 22 days, covering 60k a day. 

Two years later, Imo is back for her second world record attempt, supported by her family, friends and small media crew. The last six months she’s been vigorously training. She even did a ‘sim week’, whereby she simulated what she would be doing for the world record, on a smaller scale. For this attempt, she is aiming to cover around 100k a day.

Imo Boddy Three Peaks World Record Attempt May 2024 Scotland
Imo Boddy begins her Three Peaks world record attempt in May 2024 (Photo – Tommy Leeming).

A new benchmark for Boddy

“Breaking the Three Peaks record is more than a personal goal; it’s about setting a new benchmark in endurance sports and inspiring other young women to push their limits,” said Imo.

“I count myself incredibly lucky to have an extended family who support me no matter what and truly believe I am capable of this challenge. I have to say, I agree with them!” 

You can follow Imo’s progress live via this tracking link throughout the coming days.

Katherine Brook
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Katherine Brook
A copywriter and journalist by profession Katherine is a passionate trail runner and often to be found challenging herself across the UK & Europe. 2024 will see her take on a triathlon challenge.

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