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Kanuga completes grueling 160-mile endurance race

Endurance athlete Kerri Kanuga went all the way to Brazil to take on her latest, and longest, running challenge ever.

How does this sound: 160 miles in under 63 hours? That’s six marathons, back to back to back…

Ms. Kanuga not only finished the gruelling trek through the Brazilian mountains and lived to tell the tale, she did it with time to spare, crossing the finish line in just 61 hours and ten minutes.

“The actual elevation of this run is over 30,000 feet accumulated – almost the equivalent of climbing Everest,” said Ms. Kanuga. “The portion of the trail I’m doing is a religious pilgrimage and it usually takes between 12 and 15 days to do the pilgrimage.”

With her qualifying finish, Ms. Kanuga is eligible to compete in the Badwater 135 in Death Valley, California.
And like her previous feats of endurance, she’s raising funds for childhood cancer research with every step.

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Joe Avary

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