When amputee athlete Jacky Hunt-Broersma says, “I can do hard things,” she means it: the amputee has raced 104 marathons in as many days, all while wearing a carbon-fiber prosthetic. Hunt-Broersma, 46, finished the journey on Saturday near her home in Phoenix’s suburbs, setting an unofficial world record in the process. “What an adventure,” she wrote on Twitter.
After commencing her record attempt on Jan. 17, the South African native, who lost her left leg below the knee to a rare malignancy, attracted worldwide attention and a large social media following.
Brick Runners, a charity that helps athletes who collect money for charities, even created a Lego-style character inspired by Jacky, replete with one of her favourite T-shirts, “Strong Has Many Forms.”