Intisar Abdul-Kader: Cultural Ignorance or Chronic Illness Won't Stop Me Running

Hey! This season, powered by Nike, we're homing in on all things running. You can expect tips and tactics from Nike run coaches to elevate your own running practice - or build one from scratch. Plus, powerful stories from extraordinary women guaranteed to spark your motivation this back-to-school season.

For today’s guest, NHS mental health worker Intisar Abdul-Kader, running is a privilege and a joy. Especially so given the various barriers she’s faced on her way to running multiple World Marathon Majors races. She shares with Roisín how running enabled her to process her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis - and continues to help her manage the chronic condition. She also explains how a destabilising incident of racist, Islamaphobic abuse while out running in 2020 has ultimately strengthened her resolve to show up - unapologetically - as a Black, hijabi runner. And encourage other women like her to lace up their trainers and access the transformative benefits that running - for whatever distance; at whatever speed - can bring.

In today’s Coaching Clinic, Intisar is joined by Nike Run Coach Andi Goceva. She provides Intisar with all the tips she needs to smash her next big race.

Join host Roisín Dervish-O'Kane on Instagram: @roisin.dervishokane

Join Intisar Abdul-Kader on Instagram: @intysar

Join Nike Run Coach Andi Goceva on Instagram: @the_andi_g

Join Women's Health on Instagram @womenshealthuk

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