Elite runner’s close call inspires road safety campaign

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National News

October 31, 2019 - 10:08 AM

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Elite marathoner Kaitlin Goodman’s mantra is “run joyfully,” but when a distracted driver forced her to leap to safety, it didn’t spark joy — it tore her hamstring and nearly dashed her Olympic dreams.

Bruised, bloodied and bewildered, Goodman channeled her anger into “Safe on the Road,” a campaign she launched last week to help pedestrians and motorists coexist on the nation’s roadways.

“You hear too many stories like mine,” said Goodman, 32, who will be in the elite women’s field for Sunday’s New York City Marathon — a race she missed last year after her injury sidelined her for three months.

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