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World Marathon Challenge: seven races on seven continents in seven days

Sarah Ames is a Chicago area law firm partner and an amateur runner. What makes her unique is that Ames believes she’s the only woman ever to run a marathon on seven continents – and she’s done it four times. She’ll tell us how she literally became a global runner and why she runs for a group called Hamlin Fistula-USA. The NGO tries to raise awareness about a condition called fistula “an abnormal connection between the rectum and the vagina” that can cause immense suffering and death during childbirth, especially in developing countries. This month, Ames will run in the World Marathon Challenge. She’ll attempt to run seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. PHOTO: Runner, Sarah Ames in a marathon in the Antarctic (Courtesy of Sarah Ames)

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