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Altra Welcomes Adaptive Ultrarunner Jacky Hunt-Broersma to Elite Athlete Team

Rachel Popp

DENVER (March 9, 2023) — Altra, a leading innovator in performance running, is excited to welcome its newest ultra-athlete, Jacky Hunt-Broersma, to the Altra Elite Athlete Team. Ultra runner, cancer survivor and world record holder for running 104 marathons in 104 days, Hunt-Broersma is one of the most accomplished adaptive ultramarathoners in the world.

Hunt-Broersma started running 5k’s about six years ago at the age of 41, and quickly moved up to half and full marathon distances. Since then, she has transitioned into trail and ultrarunning - with a 100-mile distance being her personal favorite. Hunt-Broersma‘s accomplishments are endless – she’s secured podium at the Boston Marathon and Boston Half Marathon, she was the first amputee to run 100 miles on a treadmill under 24 hours, and she also holds a World Record for most consecutive marathons run by a female athlete, running 104 marathons in 104 days.

“Jacky is so passionate about getting people moving, and she believes that we are all capable of so much more than we think, says Shanna Burnette, director of Altra’s global community and partnerships. “It is this mindset – in addition to her perseverance, strength and ability to conquer her professional goals – that makes her such an amazing addition to the Altra Elite Athlete Team.”

In addition to Hunts-Broersma, Altra’s Elite Athlete Team includes: ??Alysia Montaño, Alexi Pappas, Amanda Basham, Calum Neff, Careth Arnold, Frank Lara, Jeff Browning, JP Giblin, Justin Grunewald, Kara Goucher, Keely Henninger, Kyle Curtin, Kyle Pietari, Mark Hammond, Nicole Bitter, Ryan Montgomery, Sydney Gidabuday and Zach Bitter.

Throughout the year, Hunt-Broersma – among the rest of the team – will wear Altra footwear and apparel for training and competition, represent Altra at events and on social media, and share her story and experiences in the sport with the Altra community.

For more information, visit altrarunning.com.

ABOUT ALTRA
Altra was founded in the backroom of a small specialty running store in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. Since the beginning, the goal has been to create innovative and purposeful running shoes that help people run more naturally. Altra’s unique platform includes a Footshape™ toebox that allows the toes to relax and spread out which enhances stability and encourages natural running form. Balanced Cushioning™ platform that positions the heel and forefoot at an equal distance from the ground, cultivating optimal alignment, better form and a low-impact landing. Altra is on a mission to unleash human potential by inspiring the world to move naturally. Be a part of our journey and follow along on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. #altrarunning


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