As a runner in NYC, I’m spoiled: the community here is unique and beautiful. Not only do I have tremendous teammates on North Brooklyn Runners, but I’ve met fantastic people in other clubs around the city. Patricia Tirona is one such human. She’s run nine marathons, loves the Spurs and hot wings, and cheers her face off when she’s not actively racing.
This year, Patricia’s training didn’t go according to plan. Instead of hammering away at her NYC training plan, Patricia was diagnosed with Stage 2A triple negative breast cancer and spent her fall undergoing chemotherapy. Not only did Patricia not stop running, but she also started a Strava group called Chemo Champions to support others. That’s a true champion. Patricia, you’re a star and I look forward to seeing you out on the roads soon!