Upon turning 50, Nikki Love wanted to extend her running distances. She had taken on marathons; in 2010, she did seven marathons in seven days. In 2016, the year before she turned 50, she completed the Jungle Ultra in Peru. However, now, she was looking to do something different.
“I think it’s just a slippery slope once you start doing these things. I keep asking myself, “Oh, if I can do this, what else can I do?”
Nikki had grown up in Australia, moving to the UK for work; however, she yearned for something she could take on in her own country. She was especially inspired after witnessing Mark Allison run across Australia in 2013 and wanted to take the monumental leap into what was a 5000km journey.
“The longer I thought about it, the more I wanted to do it. When obstacles came in the way, I was more determined to find a way to make it happen. And ultimately, it came to a bit of a head this year, and luckily for me, it worked out.”
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