Kalyn Jolivette, 24, a medical school student from Central Ohio, ran 11 marathons in 11 consecutive days, completing in the end 288.2 miles, raising thousands of dollars for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and setting a new world record for 11 marathons in 11 days.
One of the most impressive parts of her accomplishment, she did it all on a high school track in Pinkerton, Ohio. Starting on June 9, Jolivette ran 99 laps, equivalent to the marathon distance, each day.
She did this to raise awareness and money for the work of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Kalyn Jolivette is a medical student at State University of New York at Buffalo.
To raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, she checked the Guinness world records for the most marathons completed by a woman in consecutive days - and added one more.
"I've come to realize that if you want to raise awareness for something you're passionate about, you have to do something crazy to get people's attention," said Jolivette.
Anyone who has ever run on a track knows that using it for distance work can be mind numbing, but Jolivette was inspired by her cause. She has a childhood friend with cystic fibrosis.
Jolivette is an experienced distance runner who usually logs 100 mile weeks, and recently completed a 700-mile running challenge through all 88 counties in Ohio in less than one month.
"It's been about what I imagined it to be," she said. "I knew it would be really difficult. I knew it would be tiring."