Jeremy Jungling of Brandon, MS finished the 7 Bridges Marathon last weekend, his first since being diagnosed with cancer. The race was almost one year after he started his chemotherapy. Afterwards, he told us that he even structured his training around chemo sessions because of the high survival rate for people who exercise with his cancer. Not only did he purchase one our training plans and train through chemo, he set a new personal best by 21 minutes, finishing in 3:24:32 [full results]! He also set PRs for other distances along the way for 5k, 10k and half marathon.
More importantly, Jeremy is now cancer-free and ready to see how fast he can run without “chemo-drag”! We’ll have to see if we can get Jack to come up with a chemo conversion formula 😉
Thank you Jeremy for letting us share your amazing story. What’s most inspiring to us is not that you beat the odds or willed yourself to train through chemo, it’s how you continue to live life to the fullest.
Right after Jeremy finished the marathon he reached out to us to help him devise a plan to qualify for Boston, but it had to be in the next 7 weeks or before he starts training for Mt. Kilimanjaro! So, what are you training for this week?
To help Jeremy raise awareness and support his climb check out this video interview.