Dual Guinness World Record Holder Parvaneh Moayedi from Iran is racing to be the first woman in world to complete 1000 official marathon distance by December 31, 2016.
Parvaneh Moayedi immigrated to the United States from Iran in 1979. She ran her first marathon in 2000 and so far has completed over 919 marathons and ultras in all fifty states 4 times and has finished marathons in over 20 countries. She finished running a marathon in all seven continents by 2011 in Tanzania, Africa. She is the leading female in world with the most life time official marathons and ultras.
She is a dual Guinness World Record Holder for Marathon Running. In 2013, Parvaneh Moayedi was awarded the Guinness World Record for the Most Marathons Run by a Woman in One Year (168 races). http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/2000/most-marathons-run-in-a-calendar-year-woman
She also earned the Guinness World Record for the Most Consecutive Marathons Run by a Female (17 races). http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/6000/most-marathons-run-on-consecutive-days-(female)
She is the only Iranian woman to be accepted and complete the Badwater Ultramarathon in 2013 and 2014. Badwater is the world’s toughest foot race crossing 135 miles non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA with a 48 hour time limit in temperatures up to 130F. It is the most mentally and physically demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet.
Parvaneh is a race director, public speaker, inspirational running coach and motivator. She encourages everyone to push beyond their limits believing, “We can do anything in life if we set our mind to it”. http://www.iranmarathons.com/
In reaching milestones one after another Parvaneh Moayedi has gained media attention in the running world.
Source: I Ran Marathons