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The first of ten marathons starts today in Windermere

This is the eighth time the ten in ten has taken place in the Lake District Credit: ITV Border

Runners from across the country are meeting in the Lake District today to begin the first of a gruelling ten Marathons.

Runners have come from across the country to take part Credit: ITV Border

They each will run the equivalent of ten marathons in ten days. The course is set around Lake Windermere and each runner will have to complete ten laps of it to reach their total.

It's the eighth time the race has taken place in the Lakes.

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Full report: Marathon challenge no mean feet

One of the world's most gruelling foot races began in the Lake District this morning.

Competitors will run a marathon a day around Windermere until next Sunday as part of the Brathay ten in ten challenge.

Fifteen runners were selected for the charity event, which is widely regarded as one of the ultimate tests of endurance.

Ryan Dollard reports:

To find out more about the work Brathay Trust does, and how you can sponsor competitors, visit the website here.

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