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Water runner: 200-marathon journey begins in desert and dust – in pictures

On World Water Day on 22 March, Mina Guli started a challenge to run 200 marathons across 200 countries in a single year to draw attention to the global water crisis. She has run 27 over seven weeks throughout Australia, and aims to complete the remainder – in Central Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, India, Latin America, South East Asia, Mexico and the US – by March 2023, when the UN Water Conference is held in New York.

‘Australia has some of the driest places on the planet. However, while I completed these marathons, Australians confronted another harsh reality of the water crisis as they dealt with the deluge of heavy periods of rain and flooding throughout News South Wales and Queensland,’ she says


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