What do you mean you could never do the Marathon?

Now I am not for a minute saying that running 26.2 miles is easy, its not. But I can assure you that 99% of the people who say to me “Oh my gosh I could never run a marathon” well they could.

Its all about attitude

If you can stand on your feet all day, which most of us do then you can complete a marathon. Ok you might not get a great time, like my 5.50.37, did I mention I did a sub 6 for my firstever marathon ūüėČ

But seriously, I want to draw your attention to a young lady that I mentioned in my last post, I didn’t know her by name then I simply described her as “a lady with some kind of a disability using a walking frame” Well that young lady is called Nicole, Nicole Evans and I think she is fantastic.

She started the marathon in the same holding pen as me, at 10am Sunday morning, and this afternoon after 4 gruelling days in horrific weather she completed it.

Here is her story

My name is Nicole Evans and I am 25 years of age, diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy from birth. Until the age of 18 I competed in 3 mini london wheelchair marathons, regionally in athletics and nationally in swimming after which, my career as a coach and academia took priority.

Gradually changes in my disability become apparent and in December 2010 I was diagnosed with a second disability – Proximal Myopathy. Consultants informed me that eventually I will lose the ability to coordinate my muscles completely, need an electric wheelchair and become dependant. This really upset me, I thought that everything I’d worked for was coming to an end…Until I met my Personal Trainer! In just 13 months I have gone from not being able to get up off the floor to learning to walk again with a frame and even attempting crutches.

On April 22nd I will begin my toughest physical and psychological challenge to date and WALK the London Marathon aiming to complete the 26.2 miles within 4 days – a dream I never thought would ever come true! Please support me and Interactive who ensure equality for all in the sporting world.

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/walk_beyond

So for anyone out there who thinks they can’t do something, think again!!

Well done Nicole

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