She quit smoking, trained for six major marathons and recently published a book documenting her challenging journey titled “Six Races: What I Learned in the 253 Kilometers of the World Marathon Majors.”
Velloso’s journey into the marathon world began as she biked through the streets of São Paulo and accidentally hit a man, who came out of the encounter with a few scrapes—and an introduction to a woman that would eventually become his wife.
Velloso finished her first marathon in Berlin in 2011, followed by New York City (2015), Chicago (2016), Boston (2017), Tokyo (2018) and London (2019).
It wasn’t until the Chicago Marathon that Velloso felt mentally prepared to again run such grueling races.
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