Local Briton awarded for ultra-race achievement

Mark Woolley completed the 333km Himalaya challenge in 69 hours

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Mark Woolley during the 333km race through the Himalayas

A 53-YEAR-old British resident of Alhaurín de la Torre has received an award from the Andalucían Mountaineering Federation in recognition of his achievement in completing a gruelling 333-kilometre ultra-marathon race in the Himalayas this summer.

Mark Woolley completed the race – most of it at elevations above 5,000 metres – in 69 hours, well under the 72-hour time limit.

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