Runners of NYC Podcast: Victoria Fortune
Before we close 2019, we wanted to share one of the most moving and inspiring stories from this year’s New York City Marathon. In the days after the race, Nike released a two-minute video titled “Lessons From My Champ” that told the story of how Victoria Fortune used her first marathon as a way to celebrate the life of her father, who passed away in November 2018. Victoria was a member of Nike’s Project Moonshot, the 16-week summer training plan, and connected with the running community during her grieving process.
We heard more about Victoria when she was part of a long run hosted by Old Man Run Club in November. We spoke with her and wanted to share more of her story on the podcast. We learn about her upbringing in Maryland, how she’s never been someone to take an opportunity for granted, what she does for work with Global Citizen and eventually her epic day at the NYC Marathon. What comes next for her after running her first marathon and how does she want to get more involved in the sport? She opens up with us.
This is Runners of NYC. A biweekly podcast from CITIUS MAG. Hosts Leigh Anne Sharek and Chris Chavez look to bring you many of the untold stories behind luminaries and legends that make up New York City’s running culture. You can catch the latest episode of the podcast on iTunes so subscribe and leave a five-star review. We are also on Spotify!
You can watch the Nike video here.
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