January 16, 2023 – 3:15 PM
Australian runner Ershana Murray-Bartlett reached the finish line in Melbourne on Monday, completing the equivalent of 150 marathons in 150 days. On August 20, the 32-year-old athlete started from the tip of the York Peninsula in the northern part of Australia, and after more than 6,300 kilometers, he reached the end of the journey in Melbourne, located in the southern part of Australia. .
“I didn’t want it all to end because I was having so much fun, but I really had to stop because my body was pushed to its limits,” the runner was quoted by MTI as saying.
Murray-Bartlett ran with the aim of fundraising, which is called charity running and is very popular in Anglo-Saxon countries, and the aim is usually for the athlete to raise as much money as possible for some noble cause through his performance.
Murray Bartlett helped raise money for an NGO campaigning to save endangered and endangered species in Australia. Thanks to the project, more than 100,000 Australian dollars (25.6 million HUF) have been allocated to the organization. hostility on his social media pages, for example called tip tu on his Instagram and on Facebook He documented his days in detail. The first revealed, among other things, that nearly five hundred animals are on the endangered species list, including some of the country’s iconic species.
Another goal of the athlete was to become the Guinness World Record holder for the most marathons run by a woman on consecutive days, and take the title. Murray Bartlett’s performance narrowly broke the Guinness Female Record held by Britain’s Kate Jayden. The latter completed the marathon distance in 106 consecutive days last year.
On the last day of last year, a 53-year-old Englishman named Gary Mackey completed a procedure similar to that of the Australian runner, who has run the marathon distance every day of 2022, raising £1m (449m Ft) for two foundations caring for the sick. cancer.