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Woman Sets ‘Running Without Sleep’ Record

She covered 311 miles last month in New Zealand.

She covered 311 miles last month in New Zealand.

When it comes to running, Kim Allan is a machine. The 47-year-old mother recently set the world record for running without sleep. She completed 332 laps in a circuit in Auckland, New Zealand.

The distance she covered: a mind-numbing 311 miles, which is the equivalent of approximately 12 marathons.

“We didn’t want her to give her an excuse to stop,” said support-team member Michael Rodliffe. “In two hours time when she’s finished the 500 [kilometres], we’ll celebrate.”

Strangely enough, when Allan was interviewed during the run, she told a reporter that she didn’t really like running.

“To be honest, going out on a two-hour training run is just a drag,” she said.“There’s ultrarunners who go out and train huge miles — that’s not me. It’s the beating my own mind that I like. Thinking you can’t do something then you go out and do it.”

Allan is a vegetarian and a former jockey.

For More: The Telegraph