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From The Socialist newspaper, 28 July 2021

Scottish socialist breaks running record

Luke Ivory at the finish line

Luke Ivory at the finish line   (Click to enlarge)

Leah Ganley, Socialist Party Scotland

Wow! At just after 3am on 21 July, Socialist Party Scotland member Luke Ivory finished the 518 miles of the NC500.

Luke's attempt was the fastest ever in five days, 23 hours, 4 minutes and 17 seconds. This is an incredible two days, 20 hours less than the current record.

Luke ran the equivalent of 20 marathons, and a total elevation of climbing Everest and two Ben Nevis - this is with extremely limited sleep and no proper food. He's a machine - an amazing achievement Luke.

Surprisingly, he is now feeling in pretty good shape, not much worse than a few blisters. Luke is raising money for the fantastic work of Socialist Party Scotland. If you are as impressed as I am, you can donate here:

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In The Socialist 28 July 2021:


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'Pingdemic' exemptions

Tories and Labour fail on child poverty

Nationality and borders bill

London floods: Privatisation and heavy rain are a dangerous mix

Jobs and homes for all


International

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Flood devastation in Europe

Israel: Hospital ancillary workers' strike suspended

In brief: News, reports & analysis from the CWI


Public sector pay

Public sector pay - Prepare for action!

Unite to fight Tory pay insults

New left NEC meets - Organise the fight back now

Government departments move to impose pay cuts

Further education set for industrial action over pay


Trade union

Sheffield Uni UCU fights archaeological dept closure

Bexley bin workers strike for better pay

Fight Freeports to stop bonfire of workers' rights


Campaigns

Thousands march to Reclaim Pride

Tower Hamlets Labour backs Tory cuts

East London resident fighting eviction again

Barnsley 'Big Green Space' protest

Youth Fight for Jobs is officially relaunched

Selling the Socialist

Scottish socialist breaks running record


Readers' Opinion

TV Review: Stateless blames mismanagement rather than system


 

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