Issued: October 11, 2016
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Students seal fifth - and third successive - World Marathon Day victory
Thirty students from Debden Park High School, Loughton, competed in the West Essex District World Marathon Day at Lea Valley Athletics Centre.
Students, running as a relay team, had to complete a marathon of 26.2 miles.
Students from Year 7 and Year 8 ran the marathon in 2 hours 8 minutes.
It was the fifth time that the school has won the competition, and this was their third successive win.
PE teacher and school sports co-ordinator Nicholas Denham said: “The PE team are extremely proud of the students as always.
"The event is the toughest event we have, and involves a great deal of stamina and speed and I am always amazed at the team work shown by the students."