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Woman With Multiple Sclerosis Training for Ultramarathon


Connie Daws from Hamilton, New Zealand hasn’t let her recent diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) put off her ambition of running an ultramarathon. According to this report from, the 31-year-old was diagnosed with the disease in 2015 not long after giving birth to her daughter.

Read about the four possible causes of multiple sclerosis. 

Daws had begun to suffer from eye and vision problems and after seeing an optometrist and being told her eyesight was fine, she had an MRI scan which revealed brain activity associated with multiple sclerosis.

However, Daws has the philosophy that she must do what she can while she still can and is due to run the 62km (38.5 mile) ultramarathon event from Rotorua to Kawerau in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand on February 11. She hopes to complete the race in nine hours.

Find out more about some of the early possible symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

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