Amazing!! This woman ran a marathon while on her period to prove a point
2 Her courageous display of woman power
Kiran Gandhi and her family were in London to participate in the London Marathon. She had planned and trained for the marathon for a year.
But the day before the marathon, she experienced her periods. Now she had to make the decision to either run the marathon while wearing a tampon or using a pad; or simply run the marathon without any aid to stop her blood flow.
She chose the latter and decided to run the marathon without using a tampon or a pad. Kiran, who ran with her two best friends to raise £3,800 ($6,000) for Breast Cancer Care. ‘I ran with blood dripping down my legs for sisters who don’t have access to tampons and sisters who, despite cramping and pain, hide it away and pretend like it doesn’t exist.
‘I ran to say, it does exist, and we overcome it every day. The marathon was radical and absurd and bloody in ways I couldn’t have imagined until the day of the race.’