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March 4, 2014

Like I'm 'floating': Teen with MS becomes running star

She has gone from being one of the slower runners on her high school team to one of the fastest distance runners in the nation, a rise fueled by an improbable motivation.

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The incredible story of the budding athletics star battling multiple sclerosis

By Eurosport | World of Sport

Many athletes believe that their road to the top was hard, gruelling and immensely challenging. No doubt it was. But when one hears of the challenges Kayla Montgomery has overcome it puts things in perspective.

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For Runner With M.S., No Pain While Racing, No Feeling at the Finish

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — When a pack of whip-thin girls zipped across the finish of the 1,600-meter race at a recent track meet here, the smallest runner’s legs wobbled like rubber, and she flopped into her waiting coach’s arms. She collapses every time she races.

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About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.


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