Sally Orange finishes her 70th marathon (Picture: Sally Orange).
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Sally Orange: Veteran completes 70th marathon in cracking style

The former Army Major completed her Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon dressed as a cracker to raise money for charity.

Sally Orange finishes her 70th marathon (Picture: Sally Orange).

Army veteran Sally Orange has completed her 70th marathon, raising money for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

The former Army Major and UK Ambassador for the Army Cadet Force ran the Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon dressed as a cracker, looking to draw attention to mental health over the festive period.

Reacting to the day, she told Forces News: "I can't believe I've just run my 70th marathon!

"To be able to continue to break down the stigma of mental ill-health in a fun and creative way, particularly during the festive season when it can adversely affect so many, is the reason I do it. It's safe to say I really am crackers about changing the conversation on mental ill-health."

"I'll be honest though, I felt pretty cream crackered at the end... but am looking forward to pulling a Christmas cracker on Christmas Day!"

Watch: Forces News spoke to Ms Orange before the marathon.

Known for her food-themed endurance challenges, the Afghanistan veteran holds the Guinness World Record for the only person to complete a marathon in fruit costumes on every continent.

Ms Orange completed 22 years of service in the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Physiotherapy Officer.

The veteran's focus is not on completion time, but making sure she engages with as many people as possible at the event - promoting the enjoyment and fundraising aspects of marathon challenges.