Racing with Diabetes at the 2017 Boston Marathon

By teamnovonordisk

On April 17, three Team Novo Nordisk runners raced to inspire at the 2017 Boston Marathon, one of the world’s most premiere sporting events.

After months of training and planning, balancing job, family and diabetes, the runners took the start line, eager to show the world what’s possible with diabetes. Below, the athletes recap how the day played out in their own words.

Benny Madrigal

When I took the start line, all the training that could be done was done and the only thing left was to listen to my body and see what I had on this day.

There was lots of talk about the heat and backwind, and I tried not to worry too much about it. I try to worry about only what I have control over, and the rest I just make adjustments as needed, because we’re all racing in the same elements.

Early on I noticed my heart rate was more elevated than it should be at a 5:50-mile pace. This meant I was working too hard and I was only at mile 5. So I did what a much younger me wouldn’t have done, and that was listen to my body and understand the difference between pushing and driving …read more

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