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102 marathons in 102 days: Amputee's unofficial world record

 

April 29, 2022



GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — As Forrest Gump in the Oscar-winning 1994 film of the same name, lead actor Tom Hanks abruptly trots to a halt after more than three years of nonstop running and tells his followers: "I'm pretty tired — I think I'll go home now."

Jacky Hunt-Broersma can relate. On Thursday, the amputee athlete achieved her goal of running 102 marathons in as many days, setting an unofficial women's world record.

And she can't stop/won't stop, saying she'll run two more for good measure and wrap up her challenge on Saturday with 104. "I might as well end April with a marathon," she...



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