“I decided that a marathon was a “life box” that needed ticking and this year was my time-despite it being one of the toughest in the world, with temperatures rising to more than 30ºC, at an altitude of 5,550 feet and with the possibility of bumping into lions or rhinos”, Middleton told Hello Magazine.
The 47-mile swim-run has teams of two racers braving the chilly Baltic Sea and running across the rough terrain of 26 of the Swedish archipelago islands.
The swim-run race will reportedly cowl a distance of 75 kilometers (46 miles) whereby 10 kilometers (6 miles) contain open water swimming whereas the remainder of the 65 kilometers (40 miles) require trail-running.
Pippa and her teammate Jons Bartholdson finished the course in 13 hours, 4 minutes, and 24 seconds… eight seconds ahead of James and his teammate James Matthews. Followers, who’re to see the occasion can comply with the race’s progress by way of the competitors’s official. During the marathon they have to cross barriers like rocks and shore-line. And while Pippa might seem to be a bit of a girly-girl, she is certainly one tough cookie!
She and her brother competed in support of the Michael Matthews Foundation, which helps build schools in poverty-stricken areas around the world and is named in honour of 22-year-old Michael who died in an accident on Mount Everest.
Pippa Middleton dated Michael’s older brother, James Matthews. “Otillio has an edge to it that stands out above other endurance races”, she added.
Clearly, the hard work has paid off in more ways than one!
In her email correspondence, Pippa said that she is intrigued by the idea of participating in an athletic event that is set to take place in the lovely surroundings.