It’s not unusual to see service men and women running a race in their boots and fatigues. But Amy Cotta is different.
She runs in combat boots not because she’s in the military, but in support of her son who joined the Marines in 2011. It was her way of feeling connected to him as he went through basic training. The 47-year-old certified trainer, model, author of Six Weeks to Skinny Jeans and former competitive body builder was moved by the conversations that started as a result of her unconventional footwear, so she stuck with it. Cotta has since run more than 30 races in combat boots, everything from 5Ks to Ironman triathlons. When she isn’t running races, she’s volunteering at them with the organization she founded, Medals of Honor.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2016/05/features/medals-of-honor-earn-finishers-medals-to-honor-the-military_150770#Vh05qI6hLR0YjIe5.99
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