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“MY TRANSPLANT TURNED ME INTO A GOLD MEDALLIST”

Melissa Fehr has surviv ed a r are disorder to win six gold medals at the W orld Transplant Games and set up her o wn business

“MY TRANSPLANT TURNED ME INTO A GOLD MEDALLIST”

Melissa Fehr has surviv ed a r are disorder to win six gold medals at the W orld Transplant Games and set up her o wn business

Iwas in the best shape of my life and had recently become engaged, when my whole world fell apart,” says Melissa Fehr, 37, from London. “I’d been diagnosed with a bone-marrow disorder at the age of five but, after undergoing a very risky and experimental treatment with an 80 per cent mortality rate in Pennsylvania, where I’m originally from, I thought I was cured for life.

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We’re getting into marathon-training mode in the March issue of Women’s Running, out now! Join in our #BigMarathonChallenge with one of our three targeted 12-week training plans - you’ll find part one in this issue. We’ve also got an eight-move workout designed to get your body ready for marathon running. Using your commute to get some miles in? Find the right rucksack for you with our test. Elsewhere in the issue you’ll find a guide to running for new mothers, be inspired to smile as you run, and try three fresh recipes from Clean-Eating Alice. Plus, we’ve got all the usual great gear reviews, inspiration and quick training advice.