63 is the magic number for ultra-runner Nikki Love

Nikki Love sets her sight on becoming the fastest woman to run across Australia

Celebrated ultra-runner, Nikki Love, will continue her running crusade by attempting to become the fastest woman to run across Australia by completing it in just 63 days, the previous record stands at of 67 days.

No stranger to inspiring running challenges, Nikki has previously run around Ireland and, in 2017, famously completed 63 marathons in 63 days across the UK. Upping the ante this year, the 52 year old KYMIRA Sport ambassador from Leicester, originally from Australia, is embarking on her biggest challenge yet, by becoming the fastest women to run across Australia. Nikki will need to cover 63km per day if she is to break the current female record.

Starting the challenge in Perth on 1 August 2019 and finishing at Bondi Beach, Sydney, Nikki will be raising money for a chosen charity and hopes to encourage local schools to join her on a ‘virtual run’, to inspire fitness, fun and confidence.

Commenting on her latest venture, Nikki says: “I’ve already run through UK and Ireland, so I thought the next appropriate adventure would be my home country, Australia. I’ve always been driven by the thought of ‘where can my feet take me’. I’ve previously only tested my long distance ability, but this will test my speed too, so it’s taking me out of my comfort zone completely.”

During the solo adventure, Nikki will wear a camera to capture the event as well as being joined by a film crew at certain stages during the run. She will be required to ‘check-in’ at specific points of the course, to confirm she completed it fairly. As well as contending with the distance and the tight timeframe, Nikki will also need to prepare her body for a reduction in recovery time.

“I would normally allow myself at least two days recovery time after a marathon, however, if I’m to break the record I won’t be able to give my body the time it needs to recuperate”, says Nikki. For this, Nikki has turned to infrared sportswear brand, KYMIRA Sport, which produces infrared apparel that has been scientifically proven to reduce recovery time and aid performance. This, she says, has helped her increase her pace to the speed she will need to run if she is to create a new world record.

To support Nikki on her journey please visit www.nikkilove.co.uk

To learn more about KMYIRA Sport, please visit www.kymirasport.com

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