I ran 20 miles over the weekend as my last long run before my marathon (and maybe that memory is a little too fresh right now...) holy cow, I can't imagine this! A Vermont woman has completed a 26.2-mile run, which is the distance of a marathon. Not once, but 95 times -- in just 95 days.
The feat, which 28-year-old Burlington resident Alyssa Clark accomplished last year during the COVID lockdown, has earned her a spot in Guinness World Records. "I never started the journey of running 95 marathons thinking that I would be a world record holder," Clark says. "Every day was a gift and kind of ending up with this, I'm still kind of shocked that it happened and I just feel very grateful for it."
The previous record holder was England's Alice Burch, who in 2015 ran the same distance every day for 60 consecutive days, according to Guinness officials. "Running is my constant," Clark says. "I'm the best version of myself when I'm running."