Hillary Allen running
Elite runner Hillary Allen found strength and purpose in the scars that she’ll have forever. (Photo: Hillary Allen)
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A Runner’s Terrifying Fall—and What Came After

Hillary Allen running

Elite runner Hillary Allen was at the top of her sport when she fell 150 feet down a mountain slope during a race. She was lucky to survive but suffered numerous serious injuries, and in the aftermath of the accident found herself struggling to get through the simple challenges of daily life. Even worse, she was now defined by a moment that she had almost no memory of experiencing. In this episode of the podcast DNF, from Trail Runner magazine, Allen recounts her long, winding journey back to competition—and how she ultimately found strength and purpose in the scars that she’ll have forever.


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