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‘Shock type 1 diabetes diagnosis won’t stop me running an ultra’

BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter Reece Parkinson began coaching for an ultra-marathon in 2020, however all the things went flawed. So flawed that the movie he made then was known as How NOT to Run 55 Miles.

An issue together with his knee and restrictions on his coaching as a consequence of Covid meant it was all the time going to be an monumental problem, however a shock diagnosis of type 1 diabetes simply days earlier than he was as a consequence of run pressured him to tug out and query whether or not he would ever be capable to full the problem.

But six months later Reece has bought again to coaching and – while nonetheless attending to grips together with his situation – thinks he’s able to tackle his first ultra-marathon. He’s discovered a brand new race, a rugged and brutal 50-mile course round a army coaching space in a distant a part of mid-Wales.

Reece needs to show he can do it no matter diabetes, however is it attainable simply months after being identified with a life-changing situation?

Video by Jim Farthing, Matt Wareham, and Woody Morris.

Watch the total documentary, How to Run 50 Miles, (*1*).

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