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Global feet: Running 62 marathons for water awareness


March 22, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Try running 100 marathons in 100 days over seven continents.

Sound impossible?

Ultra-marathoner and water activist Mina Guli came close — all in an effort to raise awareness about global water shortages and how to prevent them. The 48-year-old Australian started at the New York City Marathon, posted daily updates on Twitter and completed 62 marathons in 62 days on five continents until she was diagnosed with a fractured upper thigh in Cape Town, South Africa.

But that didn't stop her efforts to educate people about water. Thousands of supporters from 44 countries ran on...

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