There really is no-one like grandma – and whether you are one of the lucky ones to still have gran in your life or if you are someone that has innumerable happy memories with your grandparents, a great many of us will find no better friend in all of our years on the planet than her.
In the 1930s, Yiddish was spoken by more than 10 million people, but by 1945, 75% of them were gone.
"But I do like a challenge."Her "challenge" is to race non-stop 246km (153 miles) from Athens to Sparta, following the route that Athenian messenger Pheidippides took when he ran with a message from the king to his generals in 490BC during the Battle of Marathon.
(Marathon to Athens is about 26 miles, hence the modern marathon length.)But that's for wimps; after completing Spartathlon (and usually only a third of the 330-odd competitors do) Anderson, who ran it in 2011, will take a short rest, then run back to Athens.
Ultra running, Pheidippides excepted, is a relatively recent sport, although some modern races go back half a century.
Ultras start from 30 miles/50km but the distances are frequently much greater, and they can be non-stop or staged over several days.