Chicago Nun Runs Marathon on Treadmill and Raises Over $100,000 For Charity

A Chicago nun ran an entire marathon on a treadmill and raised lots of money for charity while doing it!

Sister Stephanie Baliga, a talented runner and ebullient nun with the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels on Chicago’s West Side, ran a treadmill marathon on Sunday, August 23, to raise money for the Mission’s community outreach.

She finished in 3:33, running in her church’s basement, and raised more than $100,000 for the cause—as of 3 p.m. EDT on Monday, her fundraising tally was at $104,911.

The day after her run, Sr. Stephanie, 32, was not recovering with her feet up. Instead, she was moving boxes of food around to prepare for the Mission’s weekly food distribution, when they give a week’s worth of groceries to 700 families.

When Runner’s World asked how she was feeling, she replied, “You know, marathon-ey. I’m mostly sore because I didn’t train, not necessarily because of where I ran.”

Wow! This is amazing. There's even been a website set up to watch her run at

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