Life Chiropractic College West student Angela Erdmann has just earned her latest achievement, running in the New York City Marathon and posting a 3:18:16 finish time. The New York City Marathon is always held the first Sunday in November.
This was her 18th marathon, and Erdmann crossed the finish line just over her personal record mark of 3:13:00. She earned the same time when she came in fourth overall at the San Francisco Nike Women’s Marathon in 2008.
In addition to her athletic achievements, Erdmann ran nine of her marathons to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, raising approximately $30,000 for the organization in the process.
Erdmann trains vigorously, and most students have recognized her zipping through the hallways or running laps around the parking lot. She sticks to a rigorous training schedule while balancing her school work.
“Chiropractic school is definitely a challenge for me. I am up early and always on the go. Never a minute wasted … it is study, train, eat, work and sleep. It can be brutal but so satisfying once the goal is reached,” Erdmann said.
She thanks chiropractic for providing a great understanding of how the body works, and reminding her how far she can push the limits with proper care and management. She has worked with a combination of chiropractors, physical therapists, medical doctors, and nutritionists to build her career, learning a lot about what her body needs to perform.
Erdmann was planning to run the Biofreeze Berkeley Half Marathon on Nov. 18 and the Napa Valley Turkey Chase on November 22. The Berkeley event was canceled due to poor air quality in the San Franciscso Bay Area, caused by the massive Camp Fire burning to the north.
— Life West student athlete Elizabeth Cairns contributed to this article.