ESPN’s E-60 recently ran this feature on distance runner Kayla Montgomery. Kayla, who lives with multiple sclerosis, has become an elite distance runner. MS is a disease where the body’s immune system attacks its own cells. Your body is literally fighting against you. While running, Kayla loses all feeling in her legs, yet she continues on. Fighting through, and never giving up. Races end with Kayla’s coach catching her – it really is something that you need to see to believe.
I told him that I wasn’t really guaranteed the next couple years of running and I wanted to make the most out of every day that I could. I wanted somebody to hold me accountable. ~ Kayla Montgomery on what she told her coach when she started running.