THE record for the first ever 50-mile solo urban run is being claimed by a London advertising executive. Nigel Dixon, group head of classified advertising with The Independent and The Independent on Sunday, ran seven circuits between Canary Wharf in east London, where the newspapers are based, and Liverpool Street Station, in a time of 11hrs 9mins.
It is believed to be the first time the distance has been run without stopping and not on a running track. It is expected to be ratified by the Guinness Book of Records.
Mr Dixon hopes to raise pounds 5,000 to provide medical care in south Sudan. Donations can be made on O171 293 2612.