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By Dena Martin
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Taelor Carter tackles Bug Sur marathon

A case of drop foot set her running

 

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Taelor Carter is exultant as she crosses the finish line of her first marathon in Big Sur, Calif. on April 28. Carter says there are probably more marathons in her future.

CARMEL, Calif-Waitsburg graduate Taelor Carter was on a trip to Maine with friends when she woke up unable to lift her foot. Little did she know then that the frightening experience would ultimately result in her running her first marathon, which she completed on April 28.

Carter said she woke up with a case of drop foot about a year ago. Through physical therapy, and rest, the nerve eventually healed over a three-month period.

"During that time, I thought about all the people that don't have legs or don't have the use of their legs and I was still able to use mine with the assistance of...



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