Ultra-distance runner Damian Hall on setting a new record: 'I recommend a daily sob'

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The holder of the South West Coast Path fastest known time talks custard, crying and falling asleep on his feet

At 8.19pm on Tuesday 24 May Damian Hall reached Minehead and the end of Britain’s longest National Trail, the South West Coast Path (SWCP). In doing so, he set a new fastest known time (FKT) for the 630-mile footpath of 10 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes, knocking more than 16 hours off the previous record. He averaged 60 miles per day.

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