Her Heart Stopped While Training for the 2011 Chicago Marathon. She’s Running It This Weekend.

TUESDAY, Oct. 5, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — Marla Sewall does it for the endorphins. “It makes me feel good,” said the 52-year-old whose jogs help her maintain her physical and mental health.






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In addition to her regular outings near her home in the Dallas enclave of Highland Park, she’s completed 13 marathons.

Training for one can be nearly as rigorous as the big day. That was the case during the final weeks before the Chicago Marathon in 2011.

During her peak training period three weeks before the race, the mother of four ran

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