Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Australian couple complete 366 marathons in 366 days

Friday, January 03, 2014

Australian couple complete 366 marathons in 366 days

This is a story doing the rounds of the mainstream media at the moment. An Australian couple in their 60s have just completed a record breaking 366 marathons in 366 days. The previous record of 365 days was held by a Belgian couple.

Janette Murray-Wakelin, 64, and Alan Murray, 68, started their marathon streak on the 1st of Jan 2013 and their final one was on the 1st of Jan 2014. Their 15,000 km plus journey took them right around Australia as they raised money for charity.

An unusual aspect to their record was that it was done completely on a vegan diet. Looking at the media photos, they seem to have been running in Vibram Five Finger shoes as well!

This was a typical day...
Up at 4:00am
10 bananas, a grapefruit, and a date smoothie each for breakfast
8:00am: Make room for another 10 bananas each
9:00am: Large green smoothies to help wash the bananas down
At 30km, stop for a fruit salad
Three oranges each at the 37km mark
Finish marathon around 4:00pm
Veggie juice, avocado and a huge vegetable salad for dinner

The BBC have an interview on their news website HERE

The website for the record attempt can be seen HERE

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