Earlier in 2021, a German woman had run 105 kilometers (65.2 miles), and Barbara Humbert wanted to beat her by adding 15 km.
However, he exceeded his own expectations, breaking the old world record of 125 kilometers covered in 24 hours.
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Barbara Humbert just started running at the age of 43, when her daughter began preparing for her high school graduation exams.
After being taught proper breathing techniques, the French woman put on her gym clothes and started running through the streets of Bouffémont (in Val-d'Oise) where she lives.
During her 39 years of running, Barbara Humbert participated in 137 races and 54 marathons, including the Paris and New York marathons.
“I have a feeling of freedom when I run on the streets. I entered a form of meditation. I cleared my head," he said, quoted by Oddity Central.