For our seventh episode of Habitual Routine, we chat with two runners: Sara Kate Gillingham and David Kane.
On Valentine's Day 2017, Sara Kate became a living donor when she gave 60% of her liver to her friend David. Because of this donation, David, a lifelong athlete, runner, and triathlete, was able to regain his life after a form of cancer had sidelined him and prompted an immediate need for a liver transplant. More than four years after the surgery, they will be running the TCS New York City Marathon together.
Prior to her surgery, Sara Kate was always a more casual runner, but she decided to take on this marathon alongside David. She hopes that sharing her story will encourage others to consider becoming a living donor.
We talk to Sara Kate and David about the journey of giving and receiving a transplant, the feelings and concept of gratitude on both sides, and why running the TCS New York City Marathon will be an incredible experience for both.
Thanks to Abbott for supporting this episode of the podcast. There is nothing more breathtaking than running the streets of Manhattan and finishing off a 5K at the most iconic finish line in the world! Run the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K on Saturday, November 6 with NYC cheering you on.
Registration is open for anyone, and this race is a 9+1 qualifier. Not able to make it in-person for the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K? No problem. You can still join the 50 Years Running celebration wherever you are in the Virtual Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K Powered by Strava happening right now through November 7. Visit NYRR.org and sign up today.
Thanks to Michelob ULTRA for supporting this episode of the podcast. Michelob ULTRA is proud to be the official beer sponsor of the New York Road Runners and the TCS New York City Marathon. There’s no better way to celebrate the TCS New York City Marathon than with an ice cold Michelob ULTRA.
Join us on race day in NYC at Ryan’s Daughter, Murphy’s Law American Trash, Bar Coastal and Finnegan’s Wake or in Brooklyn at Charleston Bar, The Gibson, Lake St., Turkey’s Nest, Kilo Bravo, Propaganda Bar, and Irish Haven.
It’s only worth it if you enjoy it! Drink Responsibly.
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