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World Marathon Challenge – KSA are Kettering Winners

KSA finished in 113th place in the world after joining 500 other schools who took part in the World Marathon Challenge.

A group of 28 Year 8 pupils competed in the relay race challenge at Kettering Leisure Village and were comfortable victors over Latimer and Southfields.

They had to run the marathon distance - 26 miles - as a relay, which they completed in two hours and 17 minutes. Each pupil had to run 200 eight or nine times.

The event was organised by the School Sport Partnership as part of the Olympic Games legacy and was used to raise awareness of Save the Children's campaign against hunger.

Starting the race was Alan Bell, who was an official at London 2012 and started a number of track events in the Olympic stadium.

Lee Haywood, Head of PE, said: "The attitude of all our pupils was fantastic. They had about 10 or 15 minutes in between their running times and they were so well behaved throughout."

Click here to see some photos from the day.