Woods in Berlin Marathon glory

Woods - Berlin belter
Woods - Berlin belter
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Shelly Woods is celebrating another landmark in her multi-garlanded career - the St Annes wheelchair athlete won Sunday’s BMW Berlin Marathon.

She shrugged off a cold to clock a time of one hour, 47 minutes, 56 seconds in a race that attracted 40,000 competitors from 130 countries.

It is turning into a golden autumn for Woods.

Earlier in the month, she won the Great North Run for a record sixth time.

Reflecting on her time in the German classic, she said: “It was not too shabby considering I had a cold.”

Woods is not finished yet and she intends to end 2014 in a flourish.

On November 2, Woods journeys to the United States for one of her favourite events, the New York Marathon.

It was a momentous day for Kenyan runner Dennis Kimetto.

He won the men’s Marathon in Berlin in a world record time.