PE woman, 50, breaks world record to raise awareness for rhinos

PE woman, 50, breaks world record to raise awareness for rhinos

- Sharon Jessop of Port Elizabeth recently broke a world record by running the most consecutive daily half-marathons

- 50-year-old Sharon has already run 76 marathons but plans to run 101 by the end of this year

- She ran this last marathon to raise awareness and funds for a rhino conservation camp

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Sharon Jessop is a fitness trainer and conservationist from Port Elizabeth. She recently broke the world record for the most consecutive daily half-marathons run by a female in an attempt to raise awareness and funds for rhinos.

50-year-old Jessop ran a whopping 76 half-marathons and has plans to finish running her 101 consecutive half-marathons on the last day of the year. Jessop comleted a 21.1km run at the Protea Garden Court car park in PE.

She started her journey to run 101 consecutive half-marathons on 22 September, which was World Rhino Day.

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PE woman breaks world record to help rhinos
50-year-old Sharon broke a world record by running the most consecutive daily half-marathons. Source: Sharon Tait Jessop
Source: Facebook

Algoa FM reported that Sharon's final run will take place from Kragga Kamma Game Park just outside PE while a report by Herald Live stated that Sharon had taken on her Run Wild for Rhinos challenge to raise awareness and funds for a rhino conservation campaign.

In other news about SOuth Africans making the country proud, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Simthandile Tshabalala's wins. The Grade 3 pupil is a golf prodigy making a name for himself in the sport. Most recently, Simthandile shared that he had not only played in two tournaments in different provinces but he won them.

His Twitter account is managed by his father Boginkosi, who is also his caddy and manager. Simthandile's amazing accomplishment of winning two tournaments in one day had many South Africans shocked and feeling proud.

While the general response to Simthandile's wins was that of pride, others were curious about how he managed to play in two provinces in just one day. Below are just a few of the lovely messages Simthandile received:

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@SiyaSidzumo said:

"Well done boy!! Proud of you!! Even though you're winning, never stop learning and developing yourself ne!!"

@ISedio wrote:

"You going places young man, may God protect and give you a long life so we can see this genius on the world stage."

@Milliswa tweeted:

"Can’t wait to see you wearing that green jacket in the near future. Continue to harness your God-given talent SimTiger."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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