28 Jul '15, 9pm

An ultrarunner battling MS will run Badwater, crewed by @DeenaKastor and @SheltonJenn

In 2001, Farar-Griefer became the first woman to double it, finishing and then running back down to Death Valley, for 270 miles in all. But Farar-Griefer, 54, who was has handled the race and other 100-mile ultras with ease, met an unexpected obstacle in 2006. She had just completed the Grand Slam of Ultra —four races of 100 miles in 10 weeks—and went to see her doctor. “Your legs always feel bad after a 100-mile race,” she said. “But this was a different kind of bad.” After a host of tests, the diagnosis came back: Multiple sclerosis. Farar-Griefer has been undergoing treatment almost ever since. An unexpected pregnancy, right after she was diagnosed at age 45, put the disease in remission for two years. Farar-Griefer gets daily injections of Copaxone to treat the symptoms of MS, which leave her body pockmarked. A former fitness model, she joked to her doctor that she’s “...

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