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Brits shine at world’s largest running event

Brits shine at world's largest running event

Around 3760 Brits take part in 2024 Wings for Life World Run, with 265,827 participating globally

Alex Milne and Anna Morris were crowned UK winners at this year’s edition of the Wings for Life World Run.

The pair, who were running at Battersea Park in London, covered 62.2km and 44.7km respectively, before being caught by the Wings for Life virtual ‘Catcher Car’, voiced by Red Bull athlete and Ironman world champion Lucy Charles-Barclay.

Around 3760 participants in the UK took part in the event virtually or by joining one of the in-person app run events held across the country, including Battersea Park, David Ross Sport Village in Nottingham and Phillips Park in Manchester.

Speaking on her win at Wings for Life World Run in Battersea Park, Morris, 20, said: “This was such an amazing experience! The atmosphere was brilliant and the temperature was exactly how it needed to be. I came to run with my friends from University hoping to cover a half marathon distance, but ended up running my first ever marathon distance and more!”

Red Bull Wings For Life runners (Red Bull Content Pool/Mark Roe)

Milne, 34, added: “I’ve been meaning to do Wings for Life World Run for a long time, so I’m pleased to have taken part this year and competed against runners from across the world. It was a unique but tough experience.”

The global winners were Dominka Stelmach and Tomoya Watanabe, covering a total of 55km in Poland and 70.09km in Japan respectively.

There were 265,827 people who took part around the world this year, raising a record €8.1m in aid of spinal cord research.

Red Bull Wings For Life in Battersea (Red Bull Content Pool/Mark Roe)

Spanning 192 nationalities and 158 countries, participants ran, walked or rolled to keep ahead of the Catcher Car.

Since the Wings for Life World Run started a decade ago, a total of €51.93 million has been raised, courtesy of the fact that an amazing 1,559,543 people have taken part.

Entry to the 12th edition of Wings for Life World Run 2025 is now open here.

For full details on the Wings for Life World Run results, visit here.

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