Avid runner Sarah Easton works for a hospitality company based in Myanmar. She has been living there for two and a half years.
The 30-year-old has witnessed the ongoing conflict in the country and the increasing humanitarian crisis.
To raise as much money as possible for the hundreds of thousands of displaced people in camps in Kachin, Shan, Kayin and Rakhine states, Sarah decided to run 12 marathons in 12 months.
And showing she’s a woman of her word, she has already run eight of them.
Sarah spoke to Metro.co.uk about her experiences.
‘Whilst travelling around Myanmar three and a half years ago with my partner, I got a job offer from an international restaurant group so we decided to continue our adventure and move there,’ she told Metro.co.uk.
‘I really wanted to raise a significant amount of money for the current conflict in Myanmar and felt that running one marathon wouldn’t be enough of an effort.
‘In Rakhine, the provision of aid has been severely interrupted by the violence in late 2017. Nearly 700,000 people have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state into Bangladesh following fighting in the area with widespread violence, death and destruction having been reported in the news. Read more