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Liberia Marathon in Monrovia

Published 26 Aug, 2013

The second-ever Liberia Marathon took place on August 25th. Running it this year was Bert in a pygmy hippo costume!

Having only just recovered from May's grueling, 10-day, nearly 1,000-mile cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats, PHF director Bert Monro ran the full Liberia Marathon, more than 26 miles across Monrovia. He was joined by more than 30 members of Hummingbird staff, and other friends and supporters of the Pygmy Hippo Foundation..
If pounding the pavement in the tropical heat and humidity weren't challenging enough, Bert ran the whole race in fancy dress, wearing a special, customised pygmy hippo costume (see image)! Bert had a strong showing, coming in as the 67th runner in the marathon!
We are pleased to announce that £6,000 was raised and we would like to thank all those who generously supported Bert and the PHF team.
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