82-Year-Old Grandma Breaks World Record, Runs 125 Km in 24 Hours

- 20 June 2022 13:11 WIB
Running illustration. (Photo/ Tirachard Kumtamon/Pexels)
Running illustration. (Photo/ Tirachard Kumtamon/Pexels)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – 82-year-old grandmother, Barbara Humbert from Val d'Oise, France, recently set a new world record after running 125 km (78 miles) in 24 hours.

At the end of last month, during the French Championships held in Brive-la-Gaillarde, 82-year-old Barbara Humbert broke the world record for long-distance running in 24 hours for her age category.

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.

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