A super-tough athlete has arrived in London after completing 100 marathons barefoot and urges women to 'take those first adventurous steps to see what they are really capable of'.
Anna McNuff set out from the Shetland Isles in June and after 2,620 miles, she reached the finishing line of Barefood Britain in Cannizaro Park in Wimbledon around 2pm today.
Her route saw her run from the northeast coast of Scotland to Inverness, before heading to Glasgow and Edinburgh via Aberdeen.
Anna McNuff makes a spectacular run across the finish line after completing 100 marathons barefoot as part of the Barefood Britain
Anna said she stepped in poo, glass and on a dead rabbit during her mammoth trek across the UK. She has described the experience as 'wonderful, weird, difficult and extraordinary'
She then crossed the border to Newcastle, through the Pennines to Yorkshire before heading to Liverpool, a ferry to Belfast, travelling back to Wales and then on towards Nottingham. She trekked to Bristol and the southeast before crossing to the Isle of Wight and heading through Surrey towards London on the last leg.
The fearless explorer, who has cycled through every US state and ran the length of New Zealand, has been obsessed with running without shoes for a few years since reading Born to Run and spending time in New Zealand where many children run barefoot.
She described the five months as 'wonderful, weird, difficult and extraordinary' while admitting she has stepped in poo, glass - and even on a dead rabbit.
Anna was surrounded by other runners as she cheerily completed the route at Cannizaro Park in Wimbledon, south west London, around 2pm today
The athlete's feet were cut and blistered after running 2,620 miles from the Shetland Isles in June to London today. Before embarking on her route, she said: 'If I get injured or step on a broken Irn Bru bottle in the outskirts of Glasgow, then I will deal with that then'
Anna said people do not have to run 100 marathons barefoot to have an adventure and it comes down to simply taking the 'first step out of your comfort zone'.
'I know that if girls can take those first adventurous steps, then they’ll see what they are truly capable of.'
She noted how feet are a 'complex machine' containing more than 7,000 nerve endings in each sole and the adventure was a 'huge experiment' in trying to 'coax [her] feet into doing what they were truly built to do'.
Feet spend a 'lifetime of being squidged up in shoes'.
Anna takes a light-hearted picture among the woodland trees in Aviemore, Highlands of Scotland, during the 2,620 trek, and reveals a glimpse of her dirty feet
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