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Super runner set to conquer 200th marathon

PUBLISHED: 09:49 30 December 2019 | UPDATED: 09:50 30 December 2019

Dereham runner Ian Odgers is set to take on his 200th marathon. Picture: Sonya Duncan

Dereham runner Ian Odgers is set to take on his 200th marathon. Picture: Sonya Duncan

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A dedicated Norfolk runner is today taking on his 200th marathon.

Dereham runner Ian Odgers is set to take on his 200th marathon. Picture: Ian OdgersDereham runner Ian Odgers is set to take on his 200th marathon. Picture: Ian Odgers

Ian Odgers, from Dereham, has developed a reputation for his supreme dedication to marathon running over the past few years.

On Monday morning he is running once again in Suffolk in a bid to reach his double century.

Dereham runner Ian Odgers is set to take on his 200th marathon.  Picture: Ian OdgersDereham runner Ian Odgers is set to take on his 200th marathon. Picture: Ian Odgers

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In December 2017, Mr Odgers achieved the herculean task of completing 100 marathons in as many weeks, ensuring his place in an exclusive club of runners.

Dereham runner Ian Odgers is set to take on his 200th marathon. Picture: Submitted by Ian Odgers.Dereham runner Ian Odgers is set to take on his 200th marathon. Picture: Submitted by Ian Odgers.

Marathons 98, 99 and 100 were run in the space of just three days.

But Mr Odgers, who is in his 50s, refused to stop there and instead set his sights on an extraordinary double hundred.

He has continued to document his efforts in the Dereham Times as he edges closer to the 200 mark, with his endeavours taking him across the globe to locations including Brazil, Japan and the highest altitude in Europe.

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