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“Dear God, Save Me”: How Ultrarunning Helps Carol Seppilu Keep Going

On the starting line of the Leadville Trail 100 on Saturday a runner whose scars on her face and tracheostomy tube in her windpipe will indicate she has already endured more challenges than any ultramarathon will throw at her. When Carol Seppilu was just 16 years old, drunk and despondent after multiple friends had died […]

A Doctor Told Holly Lawrence She’d Never Run Again

Holly Lawrence hit record on her phone when the doctor repeated her sentence: You’ll never run again. Then she got a second opinion–and used the recording to fuel a comeback, complete with a heavy dose of “I’ll prove you wrong.” The world champion triathlete had cracked her navicular bone, a bone located near the foot’s […]