Lindsey Hein is a mom, wife, employee and coach — and still finds time to run, including a second Boston Marathon finish.
By Henry Howard
The past year has been full of momentous occasions for Lindsey Hein.
The long-distance runner from Indianapolis learned she had the BRCA 2 gene mutation in July 2013, the day before her first half Ironman. The gene increases a woman’s risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.
Hein was determined to finish the race, which she did. It turned out to be her “find your strong moment.”
She opted to have a prophylactic double mastectomy in October 2013, with reconstruction in January 2014.
Three months after her surgery, Hein finished the Boston Marathon. Again. Continue Reading →