US woman runs ultramarathon for 23 consecutive days, sets Guinness World Record

Megan Cassidy, a native of Kissimmee, Florida in the United States, holds the Guinness World Record for most consecutive days for completing an ultramarathon, covering 31.1 miles or about 50 km over the course of 23 days.

According to Guinness World Records, “Most consecutive days to run Ultra Marathon distance (Women) is 23, and achieved by Megan Cassidy (USA) from December 17, 2022 to January 8, 2023 in Orlando, Florida, USA Was. “

Cassidy broke the previous record of 22 days and had hoped to go beyond 23 days but had to put her effort back to work on hold.

“Running like this every day, it’s not so bad because you keep up with it. There are days when it gets lonely. But I used to wear a bib and tell people what I was doing, and It was nice to hear from people about it”, she said while talking to a local news channel.

She further stated that she chose to run in December and January because the weather would be bearable—though, at times, barely. “The runs will last from six hours to more than seven hours, depending on the weather conditions,” he added.

Cady further revealed that he had prepared diligently for this feat. She used to finish her marathons in the Lake Nona area because of the quality of the trails. The hardest part of her endeavor was making sure to eat enough. “The first few days it was hard to eat enough calories. I had to tell my boyfriend to make sure I ate at least a quarter of a lasagna pan every day”, she said.

Cassidy has run over 100 marathons, including major marathons in Boston, Chicago, Berlin and London. As the Oceola News-Gazette reports (article beyond the paywall), once she completes the Tokyo and New York marathons in 2024, she will receive a coveted runner’s 6-star medal.

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