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Running a marathon is a major accomplishment achieved by only a small percentage of the world’s population. Getting an organ transplant is also a major feat that an even smaller number realize. On today’s episode, meet the incredible group of people who have accomplished BOTH of these achievements, and have done both with grace and strength. Click here to listen to them tell their stories and meet the innovative team of physicians from UW Medicine who helped them reach their goals.

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Team Transplant – Meet Alysun Deckert, the founder of Team Transplant, as well Shirley Schultz, one of the transplant recipients who runs with the team.

Life Changing Moment – Team Transplant member, Alvin Valencia, tells the inspiring story of his transplant and remarkable recovery.

Marathon Medicine – UW Medicine physician, Mark Harrast, discusses the process of preparing for a marathon both as an athlete and as an event organizer.

Endurance Racing – Are we all built to compete in endurance races like marathons and ironmans?