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Our researcher became the first female to win the Montane Spine Race!

Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track/Cancer Research UK Fellow Jasmin Paris became the first female to win the gruelling 268 mile Montane Spine Race along the Pennine Way: January 2019

Jasmin on the hills during the Montane Spine Race.
Jasmin on the hills during the Montane Spine Race.

Huge congratulations to Jasmin Paris who won a 268-mile ultramarathon on Wednesday the 16th of January.  Jasmin is an Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track/Cancer Research UK Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. She wasn’t just the first female to finish the race – she beat everybody in a course-record time of 83 hours 12 minutes 23 seconds. She did this during a “short break” from her PhD thesis work on acute myeloid leukaemia while also expressing breast milk for her baby. We really have some extraordinary people in the war against cancer doing research here in Edinburgh!

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Watch Jasmin during the race