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FROM ZERO TO HERO

THESE THREE WOMEN ARE LIVING PROOFT HAT IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO TAKE UP

RUNNING AND THAT, NO MATTER WHEN YOU GET STARTED, YOU’RE STILL CAPABLE

OF ACHIEVINGAM AZING THINGS …

“I RAN 860KM IN 40ºC HEAT JUST SIX YEARS AFTER STARTING RUNNING”

■ “When I took up running, eight years ago, I never thought I would run 860km or complete the Coast 2 Kosci, Australia’s longest road ultra, three times,” says Kirrily Dear, 46, from New South Wales in Australia. “Running came naturally to me – my fitness was poor compared to now, but I was focused on running for the enjoyment of it. The day I got off the sofa in 2008 and decided to go for a run, I did it for me and not for anyone else. It was the first time in a while when something had been purely an investment in my personal happiness. Over time, I found I had enough energy and interest to keep going a bit further. It was a hobby that became an obsession.

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Find your inner joy with the August issue of Women’s Running, on sale now! We’ll tell you how to keep your running from becoming an obsession - and hear from one woman whose compulsion to run almost ruined her life (don’t worry – there’s a happy ending!). We’ve also spoken to experts to find out how you can run your way to inner happiness. Need a bit more inspiration to train? We’ll introduce you to three women who went from fitness-phobes to incredible runners, and we’ll also show you how to keep running throughout your whole life with our guide to age-proofing your body. Plus, we’ve got a guide to making the most of every session you run, tips on running a really fast half-marathon, and a four-minute workout for really busy runners. Quick - download your copy now!