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Véronique Bourbeau - Running 3,010km in 72 days, across Japan!!

Véronique Bourbeau - Running 3,010km in 72 days, across Japan!! Plus her plans to run the length of Africa in 2024!

Véronique is a French-Canadian ultra-runner living in Singapore. Since her debut in ultra-running races, Véronique love to keep on pushing herself to go farther and beyond what she thinks is possible .

In the summer 2015, she ran 3,010km in 72 days, self-supported across Japan. This is the equivalent of 1 full marathon a day for 72 days! Véronique has raced in Japan (Sakura Michi, 250km), UAE (Salomon Wadi Bih Run, 72 Km ) and in Germany (100 Meilen Berlin).

In November 2017, Véronique came first overall at the 'Melaka Ultra 100' mile race in Malaysia in a time of 21h 24 mins!

Her next big goal is to run the Africa continent from North to South. Approximately 14,000km in 1 year 3 months. Véronique is registered for the "Guinness World Record” and by completing this goal, this will make her the first female to accomplish it!


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Show notes

  • Growing up in Canada

  • Coming from a single parent family and being bullied when she was younger

  • Doing marital arts from 12 years old

  • Having a bad experience at 14 years old

  • Thinking about death

  • Her first big lesson in life and quitting

  • Being grateful for the challenging experiences

  • Having an out of body experience at a young age

  • Getting rid of her fear of water

  • Getting into running

  • Getting a treadmill in the house

  • Not feeling confident to run outside

  • Buying her first pair of running shoes

  • Following a running program to run a marathon

  • Deciding to run across Japan! Where the idea came from

  • The difference between the plan and the reality

  • The kindness of strangers

  • How her body coped with the demands of the run

  • The mental side of the challenge

  • The relationship with her daughter

  • Completing the challenge and dealing with the adventure blues

  • Deciding to run the length of Africa and how it came about

  • Heading out to run the length of South Korea for training

  • Dealing with the challenges of the heat

  • Finishing the adventure by bike instead of running

  • Advice and tips for women who want to get into running


Social Media

Instagram - @veroniquerun

Facebook - @veroniquerun

Youtube - Veronique Run


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