Passion for Distance the story of my 100 marathons
By Julia Thorn
16 page colour photo insert ISBN: 9781877096587
I have run one hundred marathons. I am the first Australian female to do so. I want to share my experiences with you. I want you to see what it has been like to compete in more than seventy locations all over the world, including many in Australia, over a thirteen year period.
More people have climbed Mount Everest or swum the English Channel than have run a hundred marathons. It has been a major achievement to run this big distance, under race conditions, over and over again.
Yet I am not blessed with a special athletic talent. I did not play sports as a child. I came into running relatively late in life and ran my first marathon the year I turned forty.