Neville, who has been a nurse for 29 years, said she began running marathons after she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in the 1990s. During that time, she said she underwent three brain surgeries to treat abscesses.Wow. I wish her well...I can't imagine running a marathon, let alone around the perimeter of the lower 48 states.
“When they said I wasn’t going to get better, my immune system was shot, I went home and signed up for the Chicago Marathon,” she said.
Though her family was on hand with an ambulance, she finished the 26.2-mile race in about four hours and 20 minutes.
She began realizing her goal to run the perimeter of the United States in 2010, with a 93-day jog from California to Florida.
But in 2012, she was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma, so she didn’t start the second leg of the voyage – from Canada to Mexico -- until 2013, she said.
Now in remission, Neville just has one leg to go, which she plans to complete in 2015.
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