Ohio Athlete Running 341 Miles from Cincinnati to Cleveland Over 11 Days to Raise Funds for Clean Water Projects
Written By Maija Zummo
Katie Spotz, a self-described "clean water activist and adventurer," is hitting the pavement to complete 11 31-mile ultramarathons over 11 consecutive days — a new world record.
An Ohio endurance athlete is running from Cincinnati to Cleveland — 341 miles — over the course of 11 days to raise awareness and funds for the nonprofit H2O for Life.
She also hopes to set a world record for the most consecutive ultramarathons run in a row by a female.
Katie Spotz, a self-described "clean water activist and adventurer," is hitting the pavement to complete 11 31-mile ultramarathons over 11 consecutive days. She left Cincinnati June 21.
And as part of the initiative Run4Water, she hopes to rise $34,100 to fund 11 clean water projects in Ugandan schools.
"This endurance feat will test my limits mentally and physically in different ways beyond previous athletic challenges," Spotz says. "The time spent recovering will be just as important as the time spent running 6-7 hours each day. But, I couldn’t be more excited to do this journey in my home state, starting and ending the journey near water, and being part of the solution for the global water crisis.”
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