MS Fitness Challenge Podcast

Cheryl Hile- Seven Marathons on Seven Continents in 12 Months

Episode Summary

Cheryl Hile has been running marathons since 2000. Cheryl's life changed in 2006 when a nagging injury turned out to be MS. Due to physical challenges, like foot drop, Cheryl struggled with keeping her exercise goals alive. She persisted despite her neurologist saying, “lower your expectations.” Cheryl got a brace called an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) to help her run without the fear of falling. To date, Cheryl has completed 56 marathons since diagnosis. She is the first person with MS to run seven marathons on seven continents… running them all in 12 months. Cheryl built a team called “Run A Myelin My Shoes” in 2018 and in just three years they have grown to over 300 teammates representing 19 countries. Their goal is to encourage people with MS to keep pushing forward to the best of their abilities.

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