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

Amputee Athlete Every Day A Marathon

Jacky Hunt-Broersma runs her 102nd marathon in 102 days, this one at Veterans Oasis Park, Thursday, April 28, 2022, in Chandler, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — An amputee athlete from Arizona has set an unofficial world record, running 102 marathons in 102 days.

Jacky Hunt-Broersma achieved that goal on Thursday and now says she may run two more for good measure. She’s been covering the classic 26.2-mile distance every day since Jan. 17.

The South Africa native runs on a carbon-fiber prosthesis since she lost her left leg below the knee to a rare cancer. The previous women’s record of 101 marathons in as many days was set earlier this month by Kate Jayden, a nondisabled British runner.

Hunt-Broersma says she hopes her feat inspires others to push themselves.

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