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A Charlotte woman who spends most of her free time running ultra-marathons was sidelined after a stage four cancer diagnosis. Now, she's on the road to recovery and hopes to be ready in time to run the New York City Marathon this fall.
Stephanie Moore was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2018 after she felt persistent stomach pain.
She took some time off for surgery and chemotherapy, but now she's lacing up her sneakers and training for the New York City Marathon.
During the race, she'll be representing the Colon Cancer Foundation, and says she isn't letting the disease slow her down.
"Especially when I'm lacking motivation, it's just...not today. I'm not going to let it beat me today," Moore says. "If I can just get out there and do one or two miles, great. I don't set a huge goal for myself other than just get out there. Get your shoes on, get dressed, get out there. And more often than not, once I get out there I feel good."
As part of running for charity, Moore is raising money for the Colon Cancer Foundation.(07/27/2019) ⚡AMP
The first New York City Marathon, organized in 1970 by Fred Lebow and Vince Chiappetta, was held entirely in Central Park. Of 127 entrants, only 55 men finished; the sole female entrant dropped out due to illness. Winners were given inexpensive wristwatches and recycled baseball and bowling trophies. The entry fee was $1 and the total event budget...more...