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In her first running of the Boston Marathon, Edna Kiplagat powered across the finish line of the 2017 Boston Marathon nearly a minute ahead of her closest rival.

37-year-old Kiplagat took in her two neices after the tragic death of her sister, Alice. 

While also aising her own two biological children, the star athletadopted another child whose parents passed away.

Balancing being a mother of five and a world-class athlete, Kiplagat bought a Kenyan farm with her husband/coach Gilbert Koech.

"It's about organizing yourself and making sure that everything is done at the right time," she says. npr.org
If you're bored of your usual cardio routine—biking, skiing, running, hiking—there's a new type of heart-pumping workout you can turn to next time you want to break a sweat in the great outdoors. It's called uphill skiing—and it's a lot more fun than it sounds.

All the rage in Europe (especially in the Alps, where it's not uncommon to plan uphill outings ending with a glass of wine), the sport-themed workout is starting to take the U.S. mainstream skiing community by storm. National Academy of Sports Medicine-certified personal trainer and sports conditioning coach Andia Winslow, says, "gravity is an equal partner in your descent" during downhill skiing.

But she notes that "uphill skiing requires consistent motion to keep from stopping—[making it] a steady-state aerobic activity through and through." Helping maintain a consistent motion, as opposed to stopping and starting, uphill skiing allows for a steady pace far longer than a strenuous hike, Winslow notes. And the benefits don't stop there:

"Not only do you use your feet and legs to glide, maintaining ground contact throughout (unless turning or maneuvering around impediments), but you also use your arms to plant poles," she says. "In this way you're also getting a pretty great core workout!" womenshealthmag.com
A brave breast cancer survivor wed her fiancé just moments before they both ran the London Marathon last weekend.

Jackie Scully, 35, and her 36-year-old partner Duncan Sloan got married at 7.30am on Sunday before they embarked on the 26.2 mile race together as man and wife, Stylist reports.

Jackie even wore a specially crafted bridal gown, complete with veil, as she completed the epic run.

The couple, who are the first to ever get married on the morning of the marathon and then complete the event, got engaged just three weeks before Jackie's diagnosis with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

Explaining their reason for foregoing a traditional wedding in favour of a very special celebration, Jackie revealed to Stylist that the couple had wanted to give something back to the charities that had supported her during her illness.

'Wedding planning turned to surgery planning, and the whole experience could have ripped us apart had it not been for the incredible Willow Foundation and Breast Cancer Care,' she said.

The generous-hearted couple decided to forgo a traditional celebration in order to raise money for the charities that supported Jackie through her treatment. prima.co.uk
A runner who carried an exhausted fellow athlete over the London Marathon finishing line says helping him to the end was more important than the race time.

Matthew Rees encountered the staggering racer as the pair rounded the final stretch in front of Buckingham Palace on Sunday.

To raucous cheers, the 29-year-old Rees put his fatigued rival's arm around his neck and hauled him to the end of the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course. The pair then separated.

"I took the final corner thinking 'right, it's nearly done, time to sprint', and I saw this guy and his legs just crumbled below him," Rees said. "I saw him try to stand up again and his legs just went down again, and I thought, 'This is more important, getting him across the line is more important than shaving a few seconds off my time.'

"I went over to try and help him and, every time he tried to get up, he just fell down again and again, so I just tried to cheer him on, picked him up and said, 'Come on, we can do this'. He was really grateful, but he wasn't very coherent." nydailynews.com