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Ultra athlete running through Greene County to raise money for clean water

Written By Bonnie Meibers

Endurance athlete Katie Spotz will be running through Ohio in an attempt to set a Guinness world record and raise money for clean water in Uganda.

Spotz will run 11 ultramarathons in 11 days, or about 31 miles a day. That’s 341 miles in total. She will begin her journey in Cincinnati on June 21 and end in Cleveland on July 1.

Spotz will run through Greene County toward the beginning of her challenge. She will end her second ultramarathon on June 22 at Walton Park in Spring Valley about 3 p.m. She will then begin her third ultramarathon at the same location on June 23 the following morning. The third ultramarathon will take her through Greene County and will end in South Charleston in Clark County.

“I love going as far as you can go,” Spotz said.

Spotz, 34, is the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She has run five Ironman triathlons, cycled across the U.S. twice, is the first person to swim the 325 miles of the Allegheny River and has run 100 miles in under 20 hours.

You can learn more about Katie's journey here.


May 8, 2022

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