Race Against the Odds: Bike Accident Survivor Runs Cincinnati Marathon

A 29-year-old ran along the streets of Greater Cincinnati on Sunday, keeping pace to complete the 14th Annual Flying Pig Marathon in a little over three hours and coming in fourth among all women runners.

A 29-year-old ran along the streets of Greater Cincinnati on Sunday, keeping pace to complete the 14th Annual Flying Pig Marathon in a little over three hours and coming in fourth among all women runners. 18-months-earlier she was lying in the same streets with a cracked jaw,, bruised lungs and heart, and a devastating that lead to a near fatal aneurysm. Sunday's marathon wasn't her first (she won the Flying Pig in 2005), but considering her condition a year and a half earlier, running it was an amazing feat of self-determination. On a sunny day in October of 2010, she left the house for a typical bike ride through Anderson Township. But everything changed when a car failed to yield to her at an intersection and she violently slammed into it. Even though she was wearing a helmet, the impact still left her with life-threatening injuries. A University Hospital Air Care helicopter soon responded to the scene of the accident, and in a twist of fate one of the emergency responders recognized the Cincinnati crash victim as his wife. He became his wife's doctor and caretaker and was by her side throughout her long recovery. The young woman had to undergo several majors operations to mend her shattered body and repair the dangerous aneurysm. Two days after she was sent home from the hospital, she was dealt more trauma when the damaged artery in her brain ruptured again, sending her back to the hospital. Determined to not let her injuries rob her of the things she'd enjoyed before the bike accident, the 29-year-old worked out diligently and began to improve more and more each day. Her recovery was itself a marathon, one of determination and courage, aided every step of the way by a loving husband.

The finishing line of the Flying Pig Marathon was only one marker toward the woman's plans for her new lease on life. She's back working full-time at Cincinnati's Children's Hospital and will complete her residency in December before going into primary pediatric care and sports medicine.

She plans to tackle the Boston Marathon next.

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Source. Cincinnati.com, "http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20120503/NEWS01/305030045/Alison-Delgado-seeks-put-accident-behind-her-Flying-Pig," Mark Curnutte, May 4, 2012.
Source. Cincinnati.com, "http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20120506/SPT/305060075/For-Delgado-Flying-Pig-new-inspring-chapter?odyssey=nav%7Chead," Barry M. Horstman, May 6, 2012.

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