New Zealand woman runs 500 km without sleep

Wellington, Dec 22: A New Zealand woman completed a record-breaking 500-km run without sleep Sunday.

Kim Allan, 47, started running around Auckland Domain in New Zealand’s largest city of Auckland about 6 a.m. Thursday morning, Xinhua reported citing New Zealand Newswire.

The mother-of-four from Waikato region reached 500 km about 8.35 p.m. Sunday after running for more than 86 hours, breaking the women’s world record for distance eynning with no sleep.

The previous world record was held by US runner Pam Reed, who ran 486 km in 80 hours in 2005.

Allan beat Reed’s record about 5.30 p.m. Sunday, then carried out the final 10 victory laps.

The run was a fundraiser for the New Zealand Spinal Trust.

Allan raised NZ$4,248 ($3,483) by the time she finished.

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