Woman Claims Running Cured Her MS

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jul. 19, 2013
  • Updated Jul. 19, 2013 at 10:14 AM UTC

A 41-year-old mother of two ran a marathon every day for a year.

It may sound far-fetched, but ask Danish runner Annette Fredskov and she will tell you that running cured her of Multiple Sclerosis, a condition that damages the central nervous system and causes severe pain.

According to an article posted on The Inquisitr website, Fredskov, a 41-year-old mother of two, maintains that she was able to get healthy after running a marathon’s distance (26.2 miles) every day for an entire year.

And to boot: she completed twice the distance last Sunday.

“It has been a completely wonderful day,” Fredskov said after crossing the line in her final marathon. “My dream has come true, and it can not be described with words. It has been a gigantic feast of running and I am completely overwhelmed, happy, grateful, and tired.”

Three years ago, she was diagnosed with MS and ran her first marathon, the Frankfurt Marathon back in 2010.

She called that experience “love at first run.”


Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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