Montreal: Jani Barré, a wheelchair marathoner
She hoped to finish the Montreal Marathon in 5 hours. She did 42.2 km in 4 h 12 min 30 s, and all that … in a wheelchair!
“I told you I was going to do it and I WON like a warrior,” she said on her Facebook account.
Originally from Saint Hyacinthe, Jani Barré, 39, is a comedian and author. She became the first Canadian wheelchair to achieve this feat.
With 6 half-marathons 21.1 km to her credit, she proved once again that nothing is impossible with the will.
“I am grateful to be doing this marathon. When you look at it, for a girl who broke her arms 50 times, it’s a miracle. “
With the disease of glass bones, this fighter spent more than half of her life in bed in a hospital, to prevent her bones from breaking.
Jani went through difficult times and had heavy surgery (157 fractures).
She also became addicted to addiction and alcoholism during her teenage years.
She escaped thanks to sport and its positivity. And since, his bones are stronger. She follows a boxing training 5 times a week and rolls 10 to 12 km a day, even in winter.
And since nothing stops this inspiring athlete, she decided to tackle the Las Vegas Marathon that will take place very soon. She said she felt ready and trained for this new 42.2 km challenge.
Encouraged by thousands of people, a fundraiser was launched on her Facebook page.
Realizing this new goal, she hopes to inspire others in wheelchairs.
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