Wozniacki completes New York Marathon in impressive time

Proceeds will go to charity Team for Kids

Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki donned her running shoes yesterday to complete the New York Marathon in a highly respectable time.

Wozniacki, competing for charity Team for Kids, ran her first ever marathon in three hours and 26 minutes.

The Dane was unable to prepare properly for the event due to her busy tennis schedule, which made her time even more impressive.

“This has got to be the most demanding thing I’ve ever done!” she told DR Sporten.

“I hit the wall at the 20km mark, which was extremely tough, but a time of three hours and 26 minutes is something I’m very proud of.”

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From 18th to eighth
The Danish athlete has enjoyed an impressive last eight months, rising from 18th place in the WTA rankings in March to eighth place today.

Her strong performances on the court won her a place in the WTA Finals tournament in Singapore at the end of October where she got knocked out in the semi-finals by world number one and good friend, Serena Williams.

At the end of November, Wozniacki will participate in the all-new International Premier Tennis League tournament, which will take place across four Asian countries.

The off-season tournament looks to gather the best in tennis, past and present, to compete in a new format in which teams consisting of male and female players play each other in a mixture of singles and doubles.