Tee Morgan has run marathons on seven continents of the world and she is still running. The 42-year-old mother of four who this year became the first Nigerian to run the North Pole Marathon has also become a world record holder; entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for ‘fastest time to run a half marathon on each continent’.
Five years ago Tee Morgan was obese, weighing 121kg. Scared that her weight could cost her life, she began to run on the treadmill, then from the treadmill she graduated to the tracks and has not looked back.
“I started running October 2011 and December 2012 I ran my first marathon in Dubai. Before running I weighed 121kg/266 pounds. I love calling it baby weight from my kids even after so many years I still called it baby weight. When I came into running I knew exactly what I wanted to achieve,” she shared in a Facebook post announcing her new record.
“I want to thank God almighty for keeping my mind sound and body healthy. My husband and kids who have to put up with all my training, and travelling, my mentor and Friend Ziyad Rahim who is now a 10 times Guinness World Record Holder. Ziyad you believed in me and our friendship goes a long way.And to all my friends who supported the Triple Seven financially, with prayers, physically, my NBMA family, Run2Live family, especially those who came out to run with me in New York City, my WEW SISTERS who ran with me in Lagos and Port Harcourt in preparation for the triple seven and all the friends I have made along the way,” she added.
We look forward to seeing what records this phenomenal woman will set next. Congratulations!
See her interview with Sabinews.