Linda Carrier has never let her type 1 diabetes diagnosis keep her from living an exciting and fulfilled life. In fact, for over forty-five years, she’s ran numerous marathons to not only control her diabetes but to see the world.
In Outrunning Diabetes, Linda recalls how she got into the World Marathon Majors–a prestigious championship-style competition—her feelings throughout each race, and how she tackled the World Marathon Challenge twice. Join her as she is faced with the most strenuous event yet: seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. From Antarctica to Africa, Australia to Asia, Europe to South America, and finally completing the race in North America, Linda shows us that diabetes does not define you—it is simply what you have. Told with grit and determination and filled with marathon plans and preparations, this book will move you—in more ways than one.
As of 2021, Linda E. Carrier has run fifty-nine marathons, fifty-five half-marathons, and two ultramarathons all while managing her type 1 diabetes. She loves talking to newly diagnosed diabetics and their families about the importance of staying active with this diagnosis. She and her husband reside in Pinehurst, North Carolina.