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Finishing The NYC Marathon While Paralyzed – Hannah Gavios

Hannah Gavios runs using crutches. The New Yorker calls it “crutching” or “going for a crutch.”

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An avid runner since high school, Gavios suffered a spinal cord injury after a horrific attack in 2016 that left her partially paralyzed.

Unable to imagine a life without running, Gavios learned how to run in a different way. She also became a certified yoga instructor and began studying Krav Maga.

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In 2019, she completed the 2019 New York City Marathon. “No matter how much you’ve lost in your life, there’s always gains,” Gavios says.