Welcome to Episode 57 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast, featuring ultrarunner and world-record holder, Jacky Hunt-Broersma.
If you’re not already familiar with Jacky’s inspiring story, I highly encourage you to check out some of the podcasts she did last Spring surrounding her world record accomplishment of 104 marathons in 104 days. She delves into great detail about her cancer diagnosis and subsequent leg amputation at age 26, and how 14 years later, she invested in a running blade and started her journey to becoming the badass ultramarathoner that she is today.
Jacky has only been running for about six years, but she has done so many incredible things in the running space! She was the first amputee to take on the TransRockies 6-day stage race in Colorado, the first amputee to run 100 miles on a treadmill, and she set a new World Record for the most consecutive marathons run by a female athlete. She’s run 100 miler’s and recently completed her longest race distance of 200 miles.
It was great to chat with her and learn more about her nutrition story, including her struggles with an eating disorder when she was younger, and how her nutrition and body image have evolved since becoming an amputee and later on, a runner.
Jacky, thank you so much for sharing your story so openly and for inspiring us all to do hard things!
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