JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Injury has forced an Australian activist to stop her effort to complete 100 marathons in 100 days as a way to highlight the importance of conserving water.
Mina Guli, 48, had run and walked 62 marathons on several continents, but in South Africa she was diagnosed with multiple stress fractures in her right femur.
A representative said Monday that Guli will now focus on recovery, though she will continue her #RunningDry campaign to raise awareness about global water shortages. That will include meeting people who are struggling without enough water and drawing attention to innovators trying to come up with solutions to water scarcity.
Some supporters in several countries are showing solidarity with her cause by running long distances.