A Darwin Mum is set to be the first Aboriginal women to complete all six of the world’s biggest marathons.
Running major marathons in Berlin, Chicago, London, New York, Tokyo, and soon Boston, Allirra Jennings a Kungarakan and Gurindji woman is showing no signs of stopping.
Speaking to the SBS, the 37-year-old says she has taken up running to avoid type 2 diabetes something as an Indigenous woman, Jennings believed she was predestined for.
Jennings said she used to think receiving a diabetes diagnosis was “inevitable” because the condition runs in her family.
“But I think my generation and the next generation after us are really breaking that chain,” she said.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are almost four times more likely than non-Indigenous Australians to develop diabetes.
Jennings is set to complete the last of the big six when the Boston Marathon kicks off next week on the 17th of April.