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Posted 15 April 2013
The North Pole Marathon has to be one of the toughest on earth with temperatures this year falling to minus 30. The winner of the women’s 2013 race was the incredible Fiona Oakes, who races to promote veganism. Fiona ran the 26.2-mile course, much of it through waist-high snow, in 4:53:09, smashing the course record for women by 45 minutes and beating all but two of the men at the same time. Last year, Fiona completed the six-day, 151-mile Marathon des Sables across the Sahara Desert. Surely, there is no better advocate for the vegan diet than Fiona! As if that were not enough, she runs Tower Hill Stables, a sanctuary, caring for 400 animals too.