Record holder for running to speak

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 17, 2011

SALISBURY — Sarah Covington Fulcher, holder of the Guinness record for longest continuous run, will speak at the Salisbury Civic Center at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Fulcher ran 11,134 miles over 438 consecutive days, finishing in October 1988.
Her effort was to encourage fitness and health as an ambassador for President Reagan’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Fulcher was the youngest person and first woman to run across Australia.
Fulcher’s efforts have been recounted in the book “Sarah’s Long Run, 11.134 Miles.” Her records have been recognized by Congress, and she has been a guest on the NBC Today show.
Fulcher was born with a severe hip displacement that required wearing orthopedic splints to make her legs straight and normal.
Author David Burl Morris will also be on hand.
Morris, a Salisbury native, wrote the book on Fulcher’s life.
The free event is sponsored by the Salisbury Rowan Runners and Salisbury Parks and Recreation.
More information can be found at or by calling 704-310-6741.