Yusra Bokhari completed the 2022 London Marathon! There were massive crowds along the 26.2-mile course to cheer on over 42,000 participants.
This marathon was Yusra’s sixth full marathon and third world major. The six marathon majors are London, Berlin, New York, Boston, Chicago, and Tokyo.
When Yusra first started participating in races, she realized that there was a lack of diversity in the sport despite it being an incredibly welcoming community. That, and as a result of falling in love with the sport and realizing its many benefits, Yusra set a goal to complete the six world marathon majors (the Six Star Journey) as a personal goal and to bring more visibility to the sport as a female minority (Pakistani-American and Muslim) participant.
Yusra raised funds for the WellChild Charity while training for the London Marathon. WellChild is a UK charity that helps seriously ill children and their families thrive at home with their families. Yusra says, “it was an honor to participate in their Charity Team at the London Marathon.” The London Marathon is a significant source of funding for many British charities.
Yusra hopes to complete the New York Marathon on November 6, 2022, and Tokyo and Boston in 2023.