Rebecca Cunningham-Rose, you are an Ironwoman

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Every year about 1.1 million people complete a marathon. That is roughly 0.01 percent of the world’s population who finish the 42.2km distance. 

Last Saturday, Waiheke High School deputy principal Rebecca Cunningham-Rose ran a marathon after swimming 3.8km in Lake Taupo, followed by a 180km cycle. 

Rebecca is now an ‘Ironman’, as confirmed by the announcer as she crossed the finish line just over 13 hours after starting. • Sarah Gloyer

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