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Belmont's Becca Pizzi Ran Record-Breaking Marathons Across 7 Continents03:31
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Becca Pizzi runs past supporters as she nears the finish line in the seventh and final leg of the the World Marathon Challenge Saturday in Sydney, Australia. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
Becca Pizzi runs past supporters as she nears the finish line in the seventh and final leg of the the World Marathon Challenge Saturday in Sydney, Australia. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
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Becca Pizzi is the manager of an ice cream store in Belmont and also a world marathon challenge champion, running seven marathons in seven continents over seven days.

When we talked to her before the race started, she was hoping to be the first American female to complete the race. She ended up being the fastest female to finish all seven races, despite a groin tear in her sixth marathon in Dubai. Becca's average time for each marathon was three hours, 55 minutes, about an hour faster than the average marathon time for women.

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The Boston Globe: Belmont Woman Finishes 7 Marathons On 7 Continents In 7 Days

  • "A 35-year-old Belmont woman has crossed the finish line in Sydney, Australia, to become the first American woman to run seven marathons on seven continents in seven days, according to race organizers."

This segment aired on February 3, 2016.

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