A 32-year-old Australian completed 150 marathons 150 days after crossing the country last August, a new record for consecutive marathons by a woman.
Murray-Bartlett left on August 20 from the peninsula of Cape York, in the extreme north of Australia, with a mission to cover more than 6,000 kilometers – a marathon (42 kilometers) per day until reaching the finish line in the city. Melbourne (south), a sign that finally passed this Monday.
The project, dubbed by the athletes “plan to Toe” (“from end to end”, in English) and which is documented in detail on his social network, had the goal of raising $80,000 in funds for the NGO Desert Society. “Stop helping the extinct crisis” of many Australian species, explains the woman.
“It’s overwhelming, I’m so excited. The turnout is phenomenal and the fact that everyone was running with me made it even more special,” Murray-Bartlett told local media after finishing the ceremony.
A faithful student
Despite the fact that her goal was to run for 150 consecutive days, the Australian has already managed to break the Guinness record for the most consecutive marathons run by a woman on the 157th day of her arrival, a mark that has yet to be officially announced. by Guinness World Records in the coming days.
In her journey along the eastern coast of the oceanic region, the thirty-year-old woman covered sandy beaches, pleasant forests and dusty roads, in addition to overcoming various clumsy obstacles, like an unexpected encounter with a crocodile.
All this, he says, is to combat the “real risk of extinction” suffered by what he describes as “beautiful creatures” that inhabit the Australian ecosystem.
“You might be wondering why I’m embarking on this epic adventure. Well, I’m passionate about Australia’s native animals. They’re quirky and unique with funny personalities and love sharing favorite trails with them,” Murray-Bartlett wrote, adding that “almost 500 Australian animals are on the endangered list “, including some of the country’s iconic species.