Many people would struggle to run just one marathon. They would need months training to get shape to last the 42.195-km distance. However, marathons are no problem Australian runner Erchana Murray-Bartlett. She has just run 150 them - every day 150 days. The 32-year-old ran 6,329 km Queensland, at the top of Australia, to Melbourne, the bottom. Her five-month coast-to-coast run set a new world record. It's the most consecutive daily marathons ever run a woman. She smashed the previous record 106 marathons in 106 days. Ms Murray-Bartlett is a professional runner. She missed out on qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, so she set her sights a record-breaking challenge.
Murray-Bartlett embarked her marathon number of marathons to raise awareness the extinction crisis in Australia. Many species animals and plants are dying in her country. Australia is rich in biodiversity, but has the worst rate mammal loss of any country. Her run has raised $70,000 the conservation charity the Wilderness Society. She said it was an incredibly tough five months, but she knew she could do it. She said: "Even though sometimes you are covered sweat and flies, and everything ached, I thought: 'No, I can go one more kilometre' or: 'No, I can go 500 more metres'. If you keep stringing together little tiny goals, you can make it." This is a lesson us all.