MARATHON runner Mina Guli will be making her way through Echuca-Moama today on a mission for clean water for all.
As part of her visit Guli will be at the Port of Echuca paddlesteamers at 10am having travelled from Elmore this morning before setting off to Barmah tomorrow and Tocumwal on Friday.
After an accident left her with a badly injured back, Guli was told by doctors she would never be able to run again.
But she defied those odds — now determined to run 40 marathons in 40 days along six rivers on six continents as part of the #Run4Water campaign.
Her passion for global aid saw Guli become a member of the Community of Young Global Leaders (YGL) where she endeavoured to solve the water crisis, starting up her Thirst initiative across China in 2012.
In March 2016 she ran 40 marathons across seven deserts on seven continents in seven weeks — an effort which had her named number 45 on Fortunes’ list of the 50 greatest leaders in the world.
Guli began in North America on World Water Day (March 22, 2017), before travelling to South America, Australia, Asia, Africa and Europe.
The rivers took her to Colorado and the Amazon before arriving at the small twin towns as part of her stretch of the Murray Darling river.
She will soon run along the Yangtze, Nile and Thames where her journey will end on May 1, all in a quest to raise awareness for the United Nation’s Global Goal Six: Clean water for all.
Guli’s progress can be followed through her Facebook page (Mina Guli) and her website www.minaguli.com.