Moving forward: Runner describes emotional, physical recoveries ahead of RBC Brooklyn Half Marathon

The one thing that has kept her moving forward through the difficult physical and emotional recovery has been running.

Shakti Denis

May 8, 2024, 2:44 AM

Updated 10 days ago

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Runners across the city are gearing up for the annual RBC Brooklyn Half Marathon on May 18 hosted by New York Road Runners.
For Sabine Bellevue, the race is a reminder of her passion own strength and resilience.
Bellevue broke her foot in 2022, and a year later, she had to make the difficult decision to have a full hysterectomy, after battling fibroids for more than a decade.
The one thing that has kept her moving forward through the difficult physical and emotional recovery has been running.
"Running has played a tremendous role in my mental health, keeping me sane. I'm able to pray, I'm able to meditate while I run," said Bellevue.
It's now been five months since her surgery, and she says this year's half marathon has a new meaning.
"It means to me that I'm able to really still come back and do what I love the best, and that is running and crossing the finish line," she said.
Since 2008, Bellevue has run more than 60 races, including 10 marathons and 13 half marathons.
The annual RBC Brooklyn Half Marathon is 13.1-mile course weaves through the ins and outs of Brooklyn neighborhoods ending in Coney Island.


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