3 Sep 2017

Ultramarathoner Harita Davies: 5000km, 52 days

From Sunday Morning, 10:30 am on 3 September 2017

Imagine running more than two marathons a day - every day - for 52 days. That's the same as running the length of New Zealand - 1600 kilometres - more than three times. Christchurch ultramarathoner Harita Davies has done just that - becoming the first Kiwi woman to complete the gruelling multi-day event known as the 3100 mile Sri Chinmoy Ultra Race. Running takes place around an 800-metre block in the New York borough of Queens, and athletes need to average almost 96 kilometres a day. 42-year-old Harita Davies started the race in early June and finished on August 9. Next month she will also be taking part in the three-day Peace Run event that kicks off in Kawerau. She talks to Colin Peacock from New York.