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Ring a bell for Kim's victory

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Sunday, December 22, 12.30pm

For ‘Sleepless in Auckland’ world ultra-distance record attempt Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd December

Ring a bell for Kim's victory

The New Zealand Spinal Trust is inviting Aucklanders to bring a bell down to the Auckland Domain’s cricket grandstand tonight to let Kim Allan know she is into her final lap for the women's World Record for distance without sleep.

Kim beat the New Zealand record of 420kms not long after dawn this morning. On lap 279 she passed the record mark at 71 hours and 56 mins.

She now has two more targets ahead of her. She’ll beat the current World Record of 485kms on lap 322. She then wants to set the new record at 500kms by going ten more laps.

"The support crew is confident she will make the full 500 kilometres some time between 7pm and 9pm tonight," said Carolynn Day of the NZ Spinal Trust

"She will be so lifted by a lot of people ringing as many bells as possible for her final lap," she said

Everyone is invited to join Kim in the Domain for these last hours of her heroic record attempt. And for those who can’t be there, people are encouraged to ‘Run with Kim’ along their own street, or on a treadmill at their local gym, or while taking their dog through the park and direct people to Kim’s Facebook and fundraising pages.

People can sign up, support or donate by visiting www.everydayhero.co.nz and searching for ‘Sleepless in Auckland’

Follow Kim’s story on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ultrarunner.nz


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