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Running a Marathon? Here’s 3 Inspirational Stories to Encourage You

If you’re training for a marathon or half-marathon, or thinking about running one, then here’s three very different inspirational stories which should keep you going or get you onto the road:

Heart transplant survivor runs half-marathon with her team of doctors

Kristin Marx recently ran the Milwaukee Half-Marathon, more than 16 years after she had been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and had to have a heart transplant.

Woman Sets Marathon Record in 3-Inch Stilettos

27-year-old Irene Sewell of Blacksburg, Virginia, and ex-professional ballroom dancer for five years, has set a record for running a marathon in high heels! She ran the 26.2 miles at the recent 7 Bridges Marathon in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  She ran the race in 7:27:53.

56-year-old wins Niagara, first marathon victory in 23 years

Masters runner, Stuart Galloway won the recent Niagara Falls International Marathon – his first win at this distance in more than 20 years, at the age of 56. He beat 1005 other entrants in a time of 2:51:07.

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