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Running Out Of Memory

Diane Van Deren While the idea of running a marathon seems life-changing in a “bucket list” kind of way, the drudgery of a serious training plan can generate some second thoughts. Even though the details of the weekday workouts vary,...Show More Summary

Keep on keepin' on

The New York Times has a fantastic profile of ultramarathon runner Diane Van Deren who became a world class endurance athlete after having brain surgery to remove a large chunk of her right temporal lobe. The surgery was to treat otherwise...Show More Summary

The Runner

John Branch has an absolutely fascinating and beautifully told article in the Times today on Diane Van Deren, one of the premier ultra-runners in the world. Last year, she won the Yukon Arctic Ultra 300, which follows the treacherous trail of the Yukon sled dog race for hundreds of miles. Show More Summary

Brain Surgery Frees a Runner, but Also Raises New Barriers

5 years agoHealth : NYT: Health

A lobectomy cured ultra-runner Diane Van Deren’s epileptic seizures, but left her with an inability to remember exactly where she is going or how to get back. ...

Life After Losing Part of Your Brain

5 years agoHealth : Well

Brain surgery to treat epilepsy has turned Diane Van Deren into an elite runner and cured her seizures, but at a cost.

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