Woman runs non-stop from Dubai to Fujairah

November 29, 2012
beach resort in Fujairah
beach resort in Fujairah, UAE

A Dubai expat has achieved a feat by running continuously for 220km to Fujairah in just over 29 hours in a charity challenge, UAE daily XPRESS reported on Thursday.

Australian Catherine Todd, who is an assistant professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai, kicked off the challenge at 1 am on Thursday and reached the Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach resort Friday morning at 6.30am.

“The conditions were pretty harsh. I was still around 20 kilometres from my destination when I developed blisters on the little toe of my right foot. It was quite painful so I cut a hole in my shoe and ran the remaining distance with my toe sticking out of the shoe hole,” Todd was quoted as saying.

Todd was aided by a number of friends, who tailed her in their cars and provided her with enough water and electrolyte drinks throughout the run.

Over 200 participants took part in the charity Coast to Coast event, which is carried out to raise funds for children in Africa, the reported added.