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In 2000, Jennifer Murray was the first woman to make a solo helicopter flight around the world, in 2000. In 2007, she successfully co-piloted the first helicopter to make a circumnavigation around the poles. She is the author of three books - Now Solo, Broken Journey and Polar First.

She now combines life as a 71 year old grandmother with a taste for running ultra marathons. On 20th November she will be on the startline for Racing The Planet Nepal, a 250km race across the Himalayas. If she finishes, she will set a record as the oldest woman to complete an ultra marathon.

She is running to raise funds for The Friends of The Scott Polar Research Institute.

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Racing The Planet, Nepal - Grandmother to Attempt 250km Ultramarathon in Six Days!

Posted November 7, 2011 | 06:00 PM (EST)

Jennifer Murray, a 71-year-old world helicopter record holder and grandmother, is getting ready to undertake 'Racing the Planet - Nepal', a 250km endurance race across the Himalayas. Starting on 20 November, Jennifer is running to raise funds for the Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute.

If she completes...

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