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A different kind of marathon: Melanie Myrand, elite runner and frontline worker

Melanie Myrand

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease across the country, there is reason to be cautiously optimistic about the future of running. But the threat of the virus remains, and there’s still a long way to go before we cross any finish lines. 

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This week we speak with World Championship marathoner Melanie Myrand. In the midst of a global pandemic, Myrand is putting a different kind of endurance to the test. Her athletic career is on the back-burner while she focuses on her role as a nurse on the frontlines.  

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