This Woman With Down Syndrome Is About To Compete In The Race Of A LIFETIME

There’s a very special participant in this year’s Austin Marathon, per KXAN.

Her name is Kayleigh Williamson, and she’s a 26-year-old woman with Down Syndrome.

Check it out:

[Kayleigh] was inspired to run long distances because of her mother. Williamson trains at RunLab Austin, working with specialists on her stability and technique.

“I love my mom, I told her it’s changed my life,” said Williamson.

She’s planning to run the half marathon, 13.1 miles.

Williamson’s community has presented a remarkable support system; many of them plan to join her in the race.

“I don’t know of another Down syndrome person that’s completed the race,” said Dr. Kimberly Davis, owner of RunLab. “So we’re all going to be there running with her, cheering her on and hopefully getting her to the finish line. She’s been putting in the work so I think she can do it.”

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