WOMAN RUNS 150 MARATHONS IN 150 DAYS
An Australian woman has completed 150 marathons in 150 days.
Erchana Murray-Bartlett ran 6,300 kilometres from the northern tip of the country right down to the city of Melbourne in the south.
It’s believed Murray-Bartlett might have broken a new world record. The previous world record is that of British runner Kate Jayden in 2022. She ran 106 consecutive marathons. Guinness World Records is yet to confirm whether this is indeed a new world record or not.
The aim of the run was to raise awareness of the threats to Australia’s biodiversity.
Murray-Bartlett told Nine News “Australia is fantastic, it’s so beautiful, and that was one of the key things I wanted to get out of this run, it was to showcase Australia’s beauty to the world – we have globally significant national parks, the Great Barrier Reef, and exploring them on foot is such a unique, different way to do it”.
It was a successful run as she managed to raise more than 118,000 Australian dollars for the Wilderness Society.
CNN reports that Australia’s wildlife has suffered the effects of natural disasters and the climate crisis, including catastrophic bushfires in 2019 and 2020 that killed or displaced nearly 3 billion animals, according to estimates from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
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