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Marvellous Mimi pulls out of cross USA world record attempt

Last updated: 19-Oct-17 By Alice Morrison Marvellous Mimi, Mimi Anderson, has had to abandon her attempt to set a new Female Guinness World Record for running across America. Severe knee issues have left her unable to carry on. The attempt was to complete the 2,850-mile journey from City Hall in Los Angeles to City Hall […]

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Marvellous Mimi makes the half way mark across the USA

By Alice Morrison Somewhere in Kansas, over the weekend, Marvellous Mimi reached the halfway mark in her quest to conquer America. It is all downhill from now on…. Metaphorically speaking. Mimi Anderson’s ambition is to set a new Female Guinness World Record for running across America. The 2,850-mile journey began on the steps of the

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