E53 Shantelle: The backwards runner

E53 Shantelle: The backwards runner

Shantelle is a 33 year old from Manchester UK who is not afraid to stand out in a crowd. She has completed two half marathons backwards, both times for bullying charities. She held Guinness World Record for the fastest female to complete a half marathon backwards from March 2017- Jan 2019 in a time of 2:27:09. She created the Retro Mile event after obtaining the world record to help others build confidence and to try something new. It is also a fantastic rehabilitation and cross-training exercise. 

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E38 Vanessa: A young mom tackles her first 50km

E38 Vanessa: A young mom tackles her first 50km

After Vanessa's 2nd baby was born, she decided it was time to run her first 50km. Her journey wasn't an easy one. She couldn't train during pregnancy with a subchorionic haematoma, and once she began running postpartum she was quickly stopped by pubic symphysis diastasi. She tells her story of her first 50km made possible by the support from her husband, her team of doctors, and of course, a ton of hard work juggled with raising tiny humans. 

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E17 Rebecca: How she lost 80lbs in 10 months

E17 Rebecca: How she lost 80lbs in 10 months

Rebecca ran her first half marathon in just under 3 hours at 220 lbs. A year later she took an hour off her time weighing 80lbs less. This girl is the real deal, no fad diets or restriction, just a commitment to cutting out fast food and eating healthy, single ingredient foods.

Read more about Rebecca on her blog: https://kevbec.com

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E15 Meghan: Walking away from the Olympics

E15 Meghan: Walking away from the Olympics

When Megan was 19 years old she was on track to make the national rowing team when her coach told her she would be a better rower if she just weighed less. She trained more, ate less, and watched her body break down until her ribs broke under the stress. Somewhere along the line she realized this wasn’t how she wanted to live, and chose to forgo her dream of the Olympics.

Photo: Brice Ferre

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