Episode: Running the Marathon on Crutches


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Running the Marathon on Crutches

An avid runner since high school, Hannah Gavios suffered a spinal cord injury after a horrific attack in 2016 that left her partially paralyzed. But she didn’t let that end her dream of running a marathon. Unable to imagine a life without running, the native New Yorker learned how to run in a different way — what she likes to call “crutching.” In this episode, Great Big Story follows her as she attempts to complete the 2019 New York City Marathon.

(This episode contains a description of sexual violence — so this may not be suitable for all listeners.)

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