Running is a Remedy for Mallory Holloway

Running is a Remedy for Mallory Holloway

BY AIDAN LAVIN, CENTER FIELD

“Marist freshman distance runner Mallory Holloway was born into running. 

Holloway grew up as an only child with parents who ran in college at the University of South Carolina and Cal Poly Humboldt, and then went on to become track coaches as adults.

The path to becoming the promising distance runner she is today, however, was not as straightforward as it appeared on the surface.

According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, there are 40,000 individuals living with cystic fibrosis in the United States and 105,000 people across 94 countries. At 18 months old, Holloway was diagnosed with the disease.

Cystic fibrosis, a double recessive rare genetic lung disease, is progressive and life-threatening due to the formation of thick mucus built up in the lungs, digestive tract and other parts of the body. It leads to severe respiratory and digestive problems as well as other complications. An individual running long distances with cystic fibrosis would seem to be out of the question.” [Source: Aidan Lavin, Center Field]

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