May 24, 2022

Earlier this yr, iRunFar caught up with blade runner and most cancers survivor Jacky Hunt-Broersma, who had been operating a marathon a day, day by day, since mid-January.

The inspirational runner was on a quest to set a document for probably the most marathons run on consecutive days by a girl. On Thursday, April 28, she achieved that objective, ending her 102nd marathon.

Hunt-Broersma is operating to boost funds, and consciousness, for Amputee Blade Runners, a company that gives free, high-activity prostheses to amputees who want to pursue an energetic way of life. On the time of this publication, her efforts have raised greater than $27,000 for the nonprofit group.

Jacky Hunt-Broersma. Picture courtesy of Jacky Hunt-Broersma.

Her authentic goal was 100 marathons, to interrupt the document of 95, set by Alyssa Amos Clark in 2021. Nevertheless, since she started her try, U.Okay. ultrarunner Kate Jayden moved the goalposts by placing down a brand new document of 101 consecutive marathons.

Hunt-Broersma has proven that in life and in sport, she is able to roll with the punches and cope with no matter is thrown at her. She started ultrarunning after shedding a part of her leg to most cancers and advised iRunFar:

“I moved rapidly from 5 kilometers to half marathons to full marathons, and the one means up from marathons was ultras. I’m very cussed, and I all the time wish to push myself additional.”

Her cussed dedication shone when on day 86 of her problem, upon studying of Jayden’s new document, she rapidly revised her personal goal to 102 marathons, telling her Instagram following: “The final two could be my cool-down run.”

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For marathon 92, she ran the Boston Marathon and took third place within the new Para Athletics Division for athletes with lower-limb impairments. The end result was an excellent accomplishment in its personal proper, however made extra outstanding by the less-than-ideal taper!

On April 27, day 101, having now equaled Jayden’s world document, Hunt-Broersma advised her followers: “I’m feeling so emotional proper now as a result of a bit a part of me didn’t assume I’d get this far. I’m actually doing it.”

And, now, she’s executed it!

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