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Mars Hill Alumna Inducted into SAC Hall of Fame

Becca Pizzi EnewsMars Hill alumna Becca Pizzi ’02 was one of five people inducted into the South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame earlier this month. Last year she became the first American woman to win the World Marathon Challenge, as she ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. She finished the event in 27 hours, 26 minutes, and 15 seconds to smash the World Marathon Challenge record by nearly 13 hours. She averaged 3:55.11 per marathon. Her motivation was to show her eight year-old daughter, Taylor, that she could do anything she could put her mind to. Becca is a professional runner; coaches the Boston Bulldogs, an addiction recovery group; and is a pacesetter for Beast Running group, through which she helps beginning runners reach their goals. In addition, she is a coach for Girls on the Run, working with middle school girls to help them develop a love of running. While at Mars Hill, Becca made the second team all-conference squad three times and helped the Lions quality for their first-ever team selection to the women’s NCAA Division II national championship.