Take to Your Heels! :Mother of Five to be the First in the World to Run a Marathon in HIGH HEELS

By on November 2, 2014

The London marathon has seen racers compete in almost every wacky outfit imaginable over the years – but a mother-of-five is attempting a world first by running the race in high heels.

Natalie Eckert hopes to raise £5,000 by completing next year’s London marathon in a pair of sparkly five-inch high heels, earning herself a Guinness World Record in the process.

The 37-year-old was inspired after hearing about German Julia Plecher earning a place in the Book of Records by running 100m in 14.531 seconds while wearing golden heels.

Despite never running a marathon before, Mrs Eckert, from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, says she is confident of completing the race and has set herself an ambitious target of four hours.

Her training regime consists of running two nights a week and doing boxing on three nights.

She added: ‘My friends are always laughing at me because I’m always wearing high heels. I wear them all the time, even on the school run.

‘I’ve been known to wear them when I’ve been pregnant. I absolutely love them. I read about the German lady doing 100m and thought “that’s nothing, she should try a marathon”.


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