Barbara Moore (1903-1977) was a Russian-born British engineer who gained celebrity status in the early 1960s for her long-distance walking.
Moore was among the first generation of Soviet female engineers after the Russian Revolution.
In 1932, she became the Soviet Union's long-distance motorcycle champion.
Barbara Moore immigrated to Great Britain in 1939, marrying an art teacher, Harry Moore. They later separated.
In 1959, she walked 600 km, from Edinburgh to London, in 7 days. She broke the Across Great Britain World Record and Across England-Scotland World Record.
In early 1960, she walked 1.400 km, from John o' Groats to Land's End, in 23 days.
In 1960, Barbara Moore also walked 5.450 km, from San Francisco to New York, in 86 days. She broke the Across USA World Record and the Across California-New York World Record.
She died in a London hospital on 14 May 1977, bankrupt and near starvation because of her refusal to eat.
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