On August 8, Harita Davies became the first New Zealand woman to finish the 3100 Mile Race, breaking the overall NZ record in the process. Her fellow New Zealanders seem to be pretty inspired by it, as evidenced by the amount of media coverage she has received! Here are links to some of the interviews:
- TVNZ's News One programme, as well as appearances on the Breakfast Show
- TV3's Newshub: meet the woman running two marathons every day
- Radio New Zealand's Nine to Noon and Sunday Morning programmes
- Newstalk ZB radio: Kiwi runs 96km a day in ultramarathon
- In print: New Zealand Herald and Central Leader
In one of the interviews, when asked about different problems during the race, Harita replied:
"I've had shin spints and ankle problems, probably every part of by body has had problems, but the amazing thing is that the human body has this incredible capacity to go on and to heal itself…Sri Chinmoy really promoted these races as a way to tap into the unlimited potential that we all have within ourselves and to go far beyond the problems of the mind, because the mind will always say that its impossible."