Running 150 miles in ONE day
wasn't a problem for the
"Andsome Charlie" STILL holds the
world record for running the furthest distance for 6 days (12 hours per day)
at the Royal Aquarium, Westminster, London, in April/May, of 1885.
Apart from winning many trophies
in his career, Rowell would secure incredible prize money amounting to
what is equivalent to a staggering
$$$ One Million Dollars $$$
in today's money for winning
just two races in 1879.
The Astley Belt, which was won outright by Charlie, can be viewed online by clicking on the magnifying glass on the
website and typing in 'Charles Rowell'...
It can also be viewed at the