Australian runner aims for world record; Australia’s Erchana Murray-Bartlett has completed 150 marathons in 150 days. Running 6,300 kilometers (3,900 miles) from the northern tip of the country to the south of Melbourne. Which could be a new world record.
The 32-year-old crossed the finish line on Monday after the feat, if successful. Would break the previous world record of 106 consecutive marathons set by British national Kate Jayden last year. AZ24 News reached out to Guinness World Records to confirm Murray-Bartlett’s official status.
While Jayden was trying to raise money for the refugees. Murray-Bartlett finished her run, documented on Instagram, to raise awareness of the threats to Australia’s biodiversity.
“Australia is great, very beautiful. That was one of the main things I want to get out of this race to show the world the beauty of Australia. We have globally important national parks, the Great Barrier Reef and exploration. pedestrians are such a unique. A different way of doing it,” Murray-Bartlett told AZ24 News.
Murray-Bartlett raised more than A$118,000 ($82,130) for the Wilderness Society. With all proceeds going to the conservation of Australia’s native animals.
Australia, which has one of the worst extinction records in the world. Announced a 10-year plan last year to try to prevent more species from going extinct in the country. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) estimates that the country’s wildlife has been hit by natural disasters and the climate crisis. Rncluding the catastrophic wildfires of 2019-2020 that killed or displaced nearly 3 billion animals.
Australian runner aims for world record; After setting off from Cape York, Queensland in August, Murray-Bartlett ran 42.2 kilometers each day, braving the scorching heat and storms as she navigated dirt roads, rivers and beaches.
“It’s very tiring, I’ll give you that, but I feel very blessed to have finished,” he said on Monday.
While Murray-Bartlett’s run took him from north to south, another Australian, Nedd Brockmann, ran nearly 4,000 kilometers (2,500 mi) from west to east in 47 days in 2022.
Starting from Perth’s Cottesloe Beach, Brockmann received a hero’s welcome when he arrived at Sydney’s Bondi Beach in October, raising A$2 million ($1.26 million) – almost double the original target – for homelessness charity We Are Mobilise.
In early 2022, Great Britain’s Fay Cunningham and Emma Petrie held the world record for the most consecutive days in a women’s marathon, running 106 consecutive days between February and June, according to Guinness World Records. Records.