2,850 mile journey across America in latest attempt to break new records
The attempt started at 6am on the morning of the 7th September from the steps of Los Angeles City Hall and Anderson will endeavor to reach New York in approximately 53 days. In order to achieve the world record, she needs to beat the previous one set in 1979 of 69 days, 2 hours and 40 minutes, and with 2,850 miles in front of Anderson, it will mean having to complete nearly two marathons a day. Anderson will be raising awareness and money for two charities:
- Free To Run – an organization that uses the power of sports to help women and girls overcome the harmful effects of conflict and discrimination
- Marie Curie – an organization that provides care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families.
“When we heard about what Mimi was looking to achieve we had to put our full support behind her, we’re incredibly proud to be with her on this journey across the United States, raising awareness and money for two worthy causes, Free to Run and Marie Curie,” said Graham Cooke, CEO of Qubit. “The company is enthusiastically following her entire trip and will be ready to welcome Mimi in a few weeks time on the steps of City Hall in New York.”
“It’s absolutely fantastic to have the support from a tech startup like Qubit. We seem to be on a very similar journey… British born and racing across the United States,” said Mimi Anderson. “The Qubit team really understood the importance of what my team and I are trying to achieve with this race. I’m delighted to partner with them and I look forward to seeing everyone at Qubit after the race!”
You can follow Anderson’s journey at http://www.mimirunsusa.com/ where you’ll be able to track her progress, donate, or even have the opportunity to run with her at various points along the journey.
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George Barker, Communications