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Jacky's Story

Jacky is one of the most accomplished amputee ultramarathoners,  children's book author, mom and cancer survivor.  RRCA Road Runner of the year, WRAL Athlete of the year and Strong Fitness Magazine Women to Watch in 2021.   She started her run journey in 2016.  Jacky lost her leg to cancer (Ewing Sarcoma).  Jacky has build up a good portfolio of first for a Female amputees in Trail and Ultra running and holds a few World records too, she is proving the nahsayers wrong and building a path for other adaptive athletes because she wants to see more adaptive athletes on the trails and in ultramarathons, especially female athletes.   Her favorite running distance is 50 miles. She’s also a mom and her daughter who is nine and will often run with her.    She has been a guest speaker at varies schools, Strava camp and The Run Show. 


Jacky ran a 104 Marathons in 104 days and raised a $194 000 for Amputee Blade Runners

Jacky Hunt-Broersma also set a new World Record for the First Amputee to run 100 miles on a treadmill and she ran it in under 24 hours (23hr38)

Jacky was the first amputee to take on the brutal TransRockies mountain stage race (Trail race) in Colorado.  This race covers 120 miles with over 20 000ft of climbing and running at altitude.   

Jacky Hunt-Broersma become the first Amputee to take on the The Naturalist 25k trail race in Franklin, NC.  The course covers some of the most challenging terrain in the South East and has a total of 5500ft of climbing.  

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