10 years ago, at the age of 30, Hebah Hefzy realized she needed to make a change.
Hebah graduated from high school at 16 years old and medical school at 22. Her drive and talent were elite . Her academics and career were a priority for Hebah but her physical fitness had taken a backseat. She was alarmed when she felt out of shape climbing a flight of stairs. As a doctor, Hefzy talked to patients about the importance of exercise but she was failing to walk-the-walk.
Hefzy couldn’t run a mile, but decided running was something she could fit into her schedule. At the time she was married with three children and working as a vascular neurologist in Detroit, Michigan. During her lunch breaks she would change in a Starbucks bathroom, run for 10 minutes, then go bac to work. It wasn't ideal but it was a start.
In the following 10 years Hebah attacked her running goals with energy and optimism, even when some of the people closest to her insisted that she stop.
Now Hebah is a six time Boston Marathon qualifier, has run 26 marathons, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, and a 100 mile race finisher. When you hear Hebah you will agree that there is nothing that this incredible woman can't do.
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