Fearless Friday: Meet Christina

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Fearless Friday: Meet Christina

In 2018 Christina was taken to the hospital with six blood clots in her lungs. Her plans of competing in the Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon would have to be put on hold. I still remember her email to us where she had asked to postpone her registration due to some health conditions. I could actually feel the disappointment in her words as I read them.

Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago……

I was checking my emails and saw one from Christina.  She was ready to re-register for our 2019 event. I immediately remembered her and thought this is just AWESOME!! Christina was back and with some fierce determination. She wrote that she continues to recover to get back to where she was physically before her blood clots and said “I am so grateful and blessed! I am beyond grateful. I miss running so much and this will give me something to look forward to! Many blessings!”

The words “grateful” and “blessed” stood out to me. Here is a women who suffered from a pretty scary health issue and she feels grateful and blessed?!  If that doesn’t embody ‘positive thinking’ I don’t know what does!

Christina & Kathrine Switzer.

After some emails back and forth Christina shared some more with me, not only did she run the New York City Marathon with Kathrine Switzer in 2017 (with 261 Fearless), she was also featured in a news story by Delaware Online.

Headline: Long-time Wilmington runner Christina Richter will run the NYC Marathon this fall, pushing close friend Bill Bancroft in his wheelchair.
https://www.delawareonline.com/story/sports/running/2017/08/08/

THANK YOU Christina for sharing your story with us and for being a truly wonderful person! We are absolutely thrilled and PROUD to have you with us in 2019! Your determination and positivity is something to be commended!


Every story deserves to be heard! YOU have a chance to inspire and help others and we have the platform for you to do just that! If you would like to share with us please email support@nfwhm.com. We would be honoured to feature you!

Jen ❤️ 
Event Support Team

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Jen

Jen joined the Niagara Falls Women's Half Marathon team in 2017. She is an advocate for fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. She is truly inspired by the inspirational stories she hears every day from the amazing women who register for the Niagara Falls Women's Half Marathon and 5K.

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