FF: Was your goal always to finish with the LA Marathon, or did it just work out that way after the pandemic shifted your plans?
JR: The world works in mysterious ways. My 100th race was supposed to be in March 2021. Because of the pandemic, so many of my plans were shifted or canceled. In order to qualify for the Guinness World Record for the Youngest Woman to Run 100 Marathons (pending verification), all of the marathons I ran had to be USATF-certified to count towards my goal. So, once races started up again in August, I found marathons that qualified and signed up for as many as I could. That fall, races started getting canceled due to another spike in COVID infections, so around marathon 91 I was looking for replacements again. If not for cancellations, I could’ve finished earlier, but I was able to come full circle and finish at the LA Marathon in November.
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