For Kayla Montgomery, Running Isn’t a Sport. It’s How She Squeezes Every Minute Out of Life.

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. 1 Corinthians 9:24

For Kayla Montgomery, every single race ends the same way: her legs leave her, and she collapses into the arms of her coach Patrick Cromwell. After 5,000 meters, Kayla’s primary event, most runners are tired. But Kayla literally can’t feel her legs. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 14, Kayla has been running ever since. She’s not running for the finish line, realy, but for every last race, every last meter, she can get out of her body before it at last betrays her, succumbing to disease. It’s a a moment worth watching, worth catching.

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Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.
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