‘Push the boundaries’: Australian ultrarunner on pace to break daily marathon world record

Running 155 marathons in as many days might sound dangerous, but experts say Erchana Murray-Bartlett has the mettle for her 6000km quest

Erchana Murray-Bartlett is incredibly chipper for someone who has just completed her 63rd consecutive daily marathon. When we speak over the phone, she is near Rockhampton in central Queensland, not yet halfway through an attempt to run 6,000km from the tip of Cape York to Melbourne.

Murray-Bartlett hopes to complete 155 marathons in as many days, raising money for the Wilderness Society. She aims to break a world record in the process (106 consecutive marathons, set earlier this year by English woman Kate Jayden).

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