In 2002, Colleen Darley participated in her first triathlon. Soon after, became sick with a virus. The virus caused an autoimmune disorder.For more than 3 years, Darley was in and out of hospitals while doctors tried to come up with a diagnosis. Medications and a proper diet finally put Darley on the right track. The disorder is still something Darley battles with daily. Since then, Darley, a guitar performance senior at Utah State University, has completed seven more triathlons. “I want to take every opportunity I can to take, the opportunity of life and health I have been given back,” she said. Darley will be running the Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back, June 18-19 from Logan to Park City, Utah. It’s her first running-only race. Her team, Natural A, is sponsored by Harris Research, Inc. Each team member will run three legs of 3-8 miles during the 188-mile relay. Darley, who is currently training for a half iron man in August, said she has been intensely training for 2 months through long runs, weights and running steep inclines. Darley began as a swimmer and got into running through triathlons. Participating in these events makes her realize she has and still can overcome hard battles.”I just feel like I have a second chance at life,” she said.
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