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August 10, 2015

So This Woman Ran a Marathon and You Won't Believe What Happened Next

Well I'm sure you'll believe it as you all already know this story. But here it is anyway.

Get this woman a TED Talk, stat!

Runner who completed the London Marathon during her period without a tampon says she did it to 'break the stigma' after receiving support - and criticism - for her actions


By BIANCA LONDON FOR MAILONLINE

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Kiran, who toured with M.I.A. as their drummer this year, wrote about her experience on her personal site, explaining that 'if there's one person society won't f*** with, it's a marathon runner.'

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'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.'

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Kiran, who believes the rules would be different if men had periods, added: 'It's intelligently oppressive to not have language to talk about it and call it out and engage with it. I really can't think of anything that's the equivalent for men, and for this reason, I believe it's a sexist situation.'

The article says she finished the marathon with what looks like the median time for female runners. I mean, not real runners, not the ones actually contesting a marathon win, but those who just manage to run it.

I was surprised she actually finished it.

I really don't like the people I call The Sillies. She is one of The Sillies. She is a true ninnybird.

But, just the same, consider your awareness Raised.



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