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New Zealand woman runs 500kms in over 86 hours without sleep
IANS
Wellington, December 22, 2013
First Published: 15:58 IST(22/12/2013)
Last Updated: 16:02 IST(22/12/2013)

A New Zealand woman completed a record-breaking 500-km run without sleep on Sunday.

Kim Allan, 47, started running around Auckland Domain in New Zealand's largest city of Auckland about 6am Thursday morning, Xinhua reported citing New Zealand Newswire.

The mother-of-four from Waikato region reached 500 km about 8:35pm on Sunday after running for more than 86 hours, breaking the women's world record for distance running with no sleep.

The previous world record was held by US runner Pam Reed, who ran 486 km in 80 hours in 2005.

Allan beat Reed's record about 5:30pm on Sunday, then carried out the final 10 victory laps.

The run was a fundraiser for the New Zealand Spinal Trust.

Allan raised NZ$4,248 ($3,483) by the time she finished.


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