NZ Herald nzherald.co.nz 29 Apr, 2021 03:45 am

Cancer survivor Rebecca Francis puts fatigue behind her to take on Rotorua Marathon 10km

Cancer survivor Rebecca Francis puts fatigue behind her to take on Rotorua Marathon 10km
Rotorua-based radiographer Rebecca Francis has overcome many obstacles.

Rebecca Francis will put chronic fatigue behind her at the Rotorua Marathon.Photo / Supplied Cancer survivor Rebecca Francis hopes to put the frustration of 16 years of living with chronic fatigue syndrome behind her when she takes on the 10km event at the Rotorua Marathon next weekend."I was labelled with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome."I've labelled it the end in my long and difficult journey with chronic fatigue," she said.

However, Francis survived the odds, and to celebrate her recovery and then aged in her mid-20s she trained to compete for the Christchurch Marathon." Embracing stunning running routes through the Redwood Forest and Sulphur Point in Rotorua she is targeting a sub-one-hour time for the 10km race.

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