Chicago nun Stephanie Beliga to run marathon on treadmill in world record attempt

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago nun could set a world record by running a marathon on a treadmill Sunday morning.

Sister Stephanie Baliga, a former Division 1 runner at the University of Illinois, has run the Chicago Marathon since 2011 to raise money for the Mission of Our Lady of Angels, a food pantry and shelter in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood.

Sister Stephanie was so confident the race would run this year, she said she'd run a marathon on a treadmill if they cancelled it.

Now, she plans to run 26.2 miles on a treadmill in the basement of Our Lady of Angels to raise money and awareness for the

No woman has ever submitted a timed treadmill marathon to the Guinness Book of World Records. She said she plans to be the first.

Sister Stephanie's run will be livestreamed on beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 23.
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