Her shoes are made for walkin’

Her shoes are made for walkin’

Daisy Whitney

Polly Letofsky became the first American woman to walk around the world when she returned home to Vail, Colo., on July 30, 2004, after five years, 14,124 miles and 27 pairs of shoes. That mileage means she burned nearly 744,000 calories, the equivalent of about 212 pounds.

But the 5-foot-2-inch 42-year-old didn’t do it to lose weight (she’s still the same 100 pounds that she was when she started her trek); she did it to raise money for breast cancer education. All totaled, Letofsky raised about $200,000 in eight currencies while walking through 22 countries. Check out her journey at www.globalwalk.org.

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