(C) Jeremy Hemming, press conference for Flora 1000 Mile Challenge at the Tower, London (November 2002)
(C) Jeremy Hemming, press conference for Flora 1000 Mile Challenge at the Tower, London (November 2002)

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Gayter seeking to clear the air
Evening Standard 27/03/03


In an effort to combat London's pollution, distance specialist Sharon Gayter has started wearing a face mask as the five competitors approach the 600 mile point.

Gayter, from Guisborough in north Yorkshire, is the only challenger with asthma and since the early stages she has suffered breathing problems brought on by car exhaust fumes and the cold nights.

She is now finding the going a little bit easier, but, unfortunately, Rory Coleman is starting to suffer as the event takes its toll.

Previously one of the most confident challengers, Coleman is now suffering from blisters on the soles of his feet.

As a result, he was forced to limp several miles overnight in great discomfort.

With the competitors still having 400 miles to go until they reach their goal, Coleman is now having to be very careful.


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