Amy Hughes, a 26-year-old sports therapist from West Felton (Shropshire, England), recently completed her 53rd marathon in 53 days! In doing so, she broke the women’s record of 17 consecutive marathons, set by American Parvaneh Moayedi, and she surpassed the men’s record of 52.
Amy Hughes has been raising money for the Isabelle Lottie Foundation – a charity set up in 2014 to support children and their families following the diagnosis of a brain tumor.
Click here for a list of the cities Amy ran in. Her goal is to raise a total of £53,000.00. She is currently at £31,529.74, but she has until March 27, 2015, to reach her goal. Click here if you are interested in donating. Amy was also trying to raise awareness about staying fit and keeping active.
Amy’s mom wins the quote of the day:
“I didn’t speak to her for a week after she told me what she was planning because I thought she was completely mental. When she got to five and said she was okay, that’s when I thought she could do it.”
Amy covered nearly 1400 miles in less than two months!! How far do you think you could run in two months?