Erika Lori has broken the record for trail running the 1000km Bibbulmun Track by half a day!


Trail runner Erika Lori recently ran the Bibbulmun Track, a 1000km hiking trail from Albany to Perth on WA’s south coast, in just 10 days and 18 hours, breaking the previous record of 11 days and 7 hours set by her coach Shane Johnstone.

Lori was running an average of 80 to 100km every single day, but often had to crawl, hurdle, or swim to keep moving on the track. 

‘I was running, [then] crawling as there were lots of trees down due to the weather,’ Lori told the ABC.

‘Hurdling, crawling and climbing … there was a lot of water, so swimming as well, I was not 100% prepared for that, but I just took it as it came.’



Although the trail was gruelling, Lori said there was plenty of beauty to distract herself.

‘It’s such an amazing trail with the things you see along the way, like echidnas and wildlife and beaches near Albany,’ she told the ABC.

The mammoth effort couldn’t have been achieved alone and Lori had a huge support team helping her through. 

‘It took a village to get out there, I had pacers and lots of family who came out,’ she said.

As part of her run, Lori raised over $4000 for mental health charity, The Blue Tree Project.

What a bloody champion! We love to see it.


Photos thanks to ABC