BURSA, Turkey

After setting out from Britain months ago, a septuagenarian runner raising money for charity made her distinctive mark in western Turkey on Monday.

Rosie Swale Pope, 73, started running solo in July 2018 and covers 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) a day while pulling everything she owns in a red cart behind her to support the U.K.-based charity PHASE Worldwide, which empowers isolated communities and needy people in the south Asian country of Nepal.

“I have a big purpose. I‘m running from Brighton to Kathmandu to help children and other people in very remote areas in Nepal,” Pope said

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