1, 700 sign petition to get Shropshire runner Amy Hughes her record

A petition has been launched to try to overturn the Guinness World Records' ruling that Shropshire marathon runner Amy Hughes won't be recognised for the amount of miles completed on a treadmill.

Amy Hughes
Amy Hughes

It said the witness, Amy's partner Dave Keighley, was not independent.

But the couple say the live streaming video taken of the challenge should be good enough.

The decision has angered not only family and friends but those in the running world.

One, John Beaton-Hawryluk from Scotland, set up a petition calling on Guinness World Records to change the decision.

"The whole running community believes this to be morally wrong after the blood, sweat and tears that went into attempting the record," he said.

Amy said she had been taken aback by all the lovely messages of support she had received, including one from Paralympian, Hannah Cockcroft.

She tweeted:

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