Monday, November 12, 2007

MS Marathoner is Inspiration for MS Activists

Woman Living with MS is Last to Finish NYC Marathon

When the elite athletes passed her, Zoe Koplowitz kept walking. When the hard-core runners went by, she kept walking. And finally, when every other one of the thousands of people in the race had finished, she kept walking.

Koplowitz, 59, crossed the finish line and completed her 20th New York City Marathon on Monday — just under 29 hours after she had started. Wearing braces on her back and knee and using purple-painted crutches, Koplowitz, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and diabetes, walked the entire route, accompanied by supporters.

This is an excerpt from a November 5, 2007, Associated Press article. To read the complete story on Zoe Koplowitz's victory, click here.

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