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July 14, 2021  |  News  |  Water Filtration

The News-Herald: Katie Spotz preparing for next endurance challenge

Katie Spotz is shown here running 74 miles across Vermont Aug. 7, 2020, making her the first woman to do so nonstop. She will now take on her next endurance challenge — running the 341 miles across Ohio, starting June 21.

Katie Spotz preparing for next endurance challenge

Katie Spotz, clean water activist and adventurer, will embark on her latest ultra-endurance challenge and fundraising initiative Run4Water, on June 21 in her home state of Ohio.

The Mentor native’s goal is to break the female world record for the most ultra-marathons run in a row with 11 consecutive ultra-marathons (31-mile runs) and fund 11 clean water projects in Uganda, raising $34,100 for H2O for Life, according to a news release.

Spotz will run across the entire state of Ohio, along the Ohio to Erie Trail from Cincinnati to Cleveland completing the 341-mile journey.

In 2020, Spotz became the first woman to run 62-miles nonstop across New Hampshire in 11 hours. Later that year, she became the first woman to run 74-miles nonstop across Vermont in 13 hours in preparation for the run across Maine.

You can read more about Katie’s endurance challange and fundraising efforts here:

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