For some runners, two or three marathons in one year is probably enough – let alone 366.
But one Danish woman, Annette Fredskov, ran 366 marathons in 365 days – from July 2012 to July 2013.
That meant she completed one marathon every day – without any rest. Annette even ran a double marathon on the final day.
What is even more astounding, is that this feisty lady was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). This condition affects the central nervous system and may cause the limbs to become numb or even paralysed. But after running continuously, Annette thinks that her MS condition has been cured – as she hasn’t had symptoms for a few years now.
Started with a Dream
Annette’s 366 marathons a day journey had begun with a dream of hers and a desire to run marathons – instead of going to work.
So she quit her job and set out to fulfill her dream of marathon running. The rest is history.
A Supportive Family
Annette was lucky to have a very supportive family who believed in her throughout the whole marathon project. Instead of thinking that she was crazy, they had the confidence that she would be able to achieve her goal.
And in the end, Annette showed that they were right to have believed in her running abilities.
During the marathon journey though, Annette did face plenty of challenges.
For example, there were times when she felt really tired and simply wanted to spend time resting and doing nothing taxing. But with the support of her husband and two children, who never let her quit, she managed to achieve her dream.
Annette also suffered a shin splint injury at the beginning of her marathon project. But instead of quitting and postponing her dream to another time, she decided to power-walk instead of running – during her two weeks of recovery.
Click here to read an inspiring interview with Annette on her 366 marathons in 365 days.