Erika Miklósa

 „I had a dream to become an olimpian athlete...sadly this was not meant to be, and for most of my early years I did not even want to see anything to do with running..."

But as always, every end has a new beginning. I became an opera singer instead...

I moved to Budapest, but sadly the air pollution was not good for my voice, and I became allergic. In order to start self healing I put on my running shoes – once and for all - and I am not able to live without running ever since.

I was asked to accompany a blind runner during a race in Budapest in 2011 and it changed my way of running for good and it also changed my views on life. Since then every time I can I run to help others, I do. I do because I believe that we all have to shine a little light to make this world a better place for all of us.

Not long after when my beloved father passed away, I have decided to run the New York City Marathon for his memory. Once and never again. Although I was not a long distance runner and approximately I could run 8K at one go – if I was lucky - I met a wonderful guide who helped me train on the way. It was very difficult to fit a run into my schedule each time of the training season but I did what I set out to do. On 3rd November 2013 with Gábor Gamplett, Andrea Snow and many other fellow Hungarian, I have completed the New York City Marathon, and the entire time I had a smile on my face...

This beautiful memory changed my whole life, I was happy to welcome new friends and many wonderful things in my life and not to mention that I also have met my husband, my love, the father of my child via running.

What running means to me? It's freedom, vitalizing freedom...

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