Woman Finished A Marathon In A Pair Of 3-Inch High Heels And May Even Be Included In The Book Of Records
If running a marathon is a difficult feat in itself, imagine completing the 26 miles in high heels! This was a feat accomplished by Irene Sewell, who completed the course wearing a pair of 7.5-centimeter high-heeled stilettos in 7 hours, 27 minutes and 53 seconds. Friends of the American athlete filmed her performance throughout the course of the Seven Bridges Marathon, which took place on 15 October in Chattanooga (USA), and her daring feat may now be included in the Book of Records.
In 2014, a woman attempted to run the London Marathon in high heels, but she gave up in the middle of the course. In fact, running in high heels is not an easy task, but in an interview with Runners World (an American magazine specializing in running), she revealed that her greatest advantage was the fact that she had been a dance teacher and was used to combining high heels with strenuous physical activity.
The idea of the challenge came up three years earlier, while she was working as a volunteer at an Ironman competition in Chattanooga. As she already had skills as a runner, and good physical strength, she decided to make an attempt. At the beginning of her training, she wore high-heels for all her runs as she was fearful of suffering an injury to the ligaments of her feet. However, as advised by an orthopedist, she started wearing a pair of sneakers for her training sessions and saved the high-heeled shoes for shorter runs ranging from 5 to 10 kilometers.
Runner number 351 of the Chattanooga Marathon will go down in history as the first person to complete a marathon in high heels. Will someone else be able to top that by finishing a marathon in high heels faster? Or, who knows, maybe wearing a higher pair of heels?
Source: Daily Mail