The Power of Persistence: Eren's No Quit Attitude at Boston Marathon

Eren Perez embodies the spirit of determination and resilience. This year's Boston Marathon was no exception as Eren faced unexpected obstacles with her signature no-quit attitude.

For Eren, running marathons isn't just a personal endeavour; it's a cherished tradition shared with her father. With the Boston Marathon marking her 4th time crossing its iconic finish line and her 16th marathon overall, Eren's journey is one of dedication and commitment.

However, around the 14-kilometre mark, adversity struck. Debilitating muscle cramps and heat stroke threatened to derail her progress, landing her in the medical tent after the race.

It was a simple yet powerful message displayed along the course that fueled her determination to finish: "One Day you won't be able to do this anymore and today is not that day." With those words echoing in her mind, Eren pressed on, refusing to let setbacks define her race.

Despite meticulous preparation, including hot yoga for heat adaptation and rigorous training, the unexpected can still occur in the gruelling marathon journey. But Eren's resilience knows no bounds. With unwavering perseverance, she pushed through the pain and crossed the finish line with an impressive time of 3:38:26.

Congratulations, Eren - your strength and tenacity inspire us all. As she embarks on a well-deserved adventure in Patagonia, hiking amidst breathtaking landscapes, Eren's spirit remains undaunted. And soon, she'll return, ready to tackle the challenges of Ironman season with the same fearless determination that defines her.

Julia Aimers
CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist
CSEP High-Performance Specialist

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