Young Grace Miller was never expected to be sporty. Growing up with lung condition cystic fibrosis means doing regular breathing exercises, taking up to 50 pills a day and occasional trips to hospital for two weeks of IV antibiotics when her lungs become infected.
But Grace didn’t want CF to rule her life. At 7 she’d started jogging with her Dad because physical exercise is one of the best treatments for CF. She even gave him tips when he trained for the London Marathon in 2010.
In 2013 Grace entered the Brighton Mini Mile race and surprised everyone by winning in 7:02m. Last year she finished the same race in 6:14m.
Now 13, Grace runs regularly, including weekly parkruns. It’s her passion and her medicine – a perfect combination. Grace is an inspiration to others – especially those living with CF.
Americans Drew Miller and Frank Carfaro tackled one of New Zealand’s toughest endurance races - a run, cycle and kayak across the South Island from Coast to Coast.
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