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'I ran out of excuses': lockdown raises the bar for UK ultrarunners

As rest of UK slowed down, serious runners used the time to train harder and smash records

While many of us spent a lot of time doing very little during the coronavirus lockdown, for a niche pocket of society it provided an opportunity to push themselves to the limits of physical endurance.

While ultrarunners also had less to do, with no races to train for, lockdown became an ideal opportunity to complete goals they had long hankered after, resulting in a number of world records being broken in the past few weeks alone.

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