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UPDATE: Cedar Rapids police investigator runs 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents

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A Cedar Rapids Police Investigator has completed the World Marathon Challenge. 

Sarah Lacina ran 7 marathons in 7 straight days on all 7 continents. 

Lacina recently returned to Cedar Rapids where we talked with her about the adventure. 

"Some people can't even wrap their head around what I did and they are in disbelief of is it even possible and it is possible," she told us. 

Lacina found out her father-in-law died after the second race and she battled several injuries starting in Australia. 

"I took my shoe off, there was a large bruise on the side of my foot and I'm wondering you know how I even got that. and that's just when the injuries started," she says. 

"By day four I could barely bend my knee," Lacina added. 

She told us she ran 6 miles in Colombia without her shoes off, still she believes the journey was worth it. 

Lacina says she is very proud of herself for completing all seven marathons. 

She ran college cross country and track at Wartburg but had never ran a marathon until about 3 weeks before she left for the challenge. 

Lacina estimates she slept a total of 24 hours during the week, she says all of the sleeping was done on the flights. 


Cedar Rapids Police Investigator Sarah Lacina is working to complete the World Marathon Challenge.

The challenge includes running 7 marathons in 7 days on all 7 continents. 

Lacina started January 30th with a marathon in Antarctica. 

January 31st she completed a marathon in Cape Town, South Africa. 

February 1st she ran a marathon in Perth, Australia. 

February 2nd she ran a marathon in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. 

February 3rd she completed a marathon in Lisbon, Portugal.

February 4th she ran a marathon in Cartagena, Colombia. 

Today she plans to complete the World Marathon Challenge with a marathon in Miami, Florida bringing her back to the states. 

Cedar Rapids Public Safety Spokesperson Greg Buelow says the challenge has only been completed by about 50 people world wide. 

Lacina has proven her strength twice on the show Survivor. 

In 2014 she placed 11th on Survivor, she went on to win Survivor Game Changers in 2017 taking home the $1 Million prize. 

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