Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Great Finish

She knows how to finish what she starts, that Zoe Koplowitz.

Never mind that she has multiple sclerosis. Never mind that she wears a back and knee braces and has to walk with crutches. Never mind that it took her 29 hours of painful walking to reach the finish line.

Zoe Koplowitz, 59, finished the New York Marathon yesterday – a grueling 26.2-mile test of endurance for any fit athlete – then went home to (as she put it) “cuddle with my husband and my dog, and take a nap.”

And you know what? This was her 20th marathon (TWENTIETH!) since being diagnosed with MS 30 years ago, having also participated in the Boston and London Marathons.

What an inspiration she is.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

29 hours? Amazing. Good for her!