Princess Beatrice Helps Set Record in London Marathon

First royal to compete in race runs as part of human caterpillar
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2010 4:00 PM CDT
Richard Branson shows off his costume to a human caterpillar incorporating children Sam Branson and Holly Branson as well as Princess Beatrice at the start of the London Marathon, April 25, 2010.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Princess Beatrice became the first member of the British royal family to complete the London Marathon today—and even helped set a record. The 21-year-old daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson was part of the largest group ever to complete a marathon while linked together, the Telegraph reports. Bungee cords connected Beatrice, who ran to raise money for the Children in Crisis relief agency, and 33 other people wearing black clothing and fluorescent-green tutus.

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