August 15 2018
We spoke with 22-year-old ultrarunner Lucy Bartholomew just days before she began racing the 2018 TransRockies Run on August 14.
A hair colorist from Chicagoland who has used running to overcome a lifetime of odds stacked against her.
In her words: “Loving running, I started half-marathon training in the fall of 2016. Shortly after, a neurological problem cost me total use of my legs. Confined to a wheelchair, I wasn’t supposed to run again. Against all odds, I started running again in January 2017. A month later, I suffered a devastating knee injury in a near-death auto accident. I was determined to beat the odds again—something I’ve been doing since birth. Running is my life’s greatest sense of determination and accomplishment; I run because I shouldn’t be able to and to remind myself I’m lucky to be alive!”