Jacky Hunt-Broersma

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Born (1975-08-14) August 14, 1975 (age 46)
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States Of America
OccupationAmputee ultramarathon runner

Jacky Hunt-Broersma (born August 14, 1975 is an amputee ultramarathon runner who is a world record holder and one of very few female amputee ultrarunners in the world.

She was the first amputee to run a 100-miles on a treadmill and ran it under 24 hours. Finishing it in 23hr38 and setting a new world record.[1][2][3][4] Hunt-Broersma set the record with her performance in Cary, North Carolina on April 2020. Hunt-Broersma was also the first amputee to take on the brutal TransRockies Mountain Stage Race in Colorado.[5] This race covers over 20 000 ft (6096m) of elevation and running at altitude.

Hunt-Broersma lost her leg to cancer (ewing's sarcoma) when she was 26 years old and only started running in 2016. She quickly progressed from running 5km races to running ultramarathons.

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