Jim puts best foot forward

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A super-fit 67-year-old man has run his 200th marathon.

Jim Manford, from Warkworth, achieved the milestone on Sunday, at the Newcastle Town Moor event which he co-organises.

In order to hit the 200 mark, Jim has run 25 marathons since his first this year in Gran Canaria in January.

He has also run 26-milers on six successive weekends since September 22.

This included an event in Budapest, Hungary – the 20th different country in which he has run a marathon.

He has reached the 200 mark less than two years after completing his 150th.

Jim wants to carry on running and wants to run a marathon in at least 30 different countries before hanging up his shoes.