Costa Rica News – An impressive Tica ran one of the five toughest marathons in the world.
The competition in Italy equals running eight marathons in a row in under 150 hours. She only slept 30 minutes to two hours per day.
Sandra Mejía completed the Tor des Geants test in 134 hours, 51 minutes and 49 seconds, taking 24th place in the female branch. The test was carried out from September 9-14 in Valle d’Aosta, Italy. It consisted of 339 kilometers.
As part of her training for the ultra-marathon through demanding mountains, she climbed the Cerro Chirripó twice in a single day. She had to resign from her job in order to train. She thanks her sponsors.
She previously ran various 100-mile races in the United States and France. This was the first longer one she tried. She now has her sights set on the Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley in California.