Documentary Film Project and Bike Ride Set for August
June 14, 2011 (Boulder, CO) – At age 34, Karin Linnér had a life changing moment. As a swimmer growing up in Sweden, she had been an athlete most of her life. In top shape training for triathlons—a sport she had been competing in for five years—Linnér was living in New York City and training for her first IRONMAN when she suffered a stroke.
Through excellent medical care, rehab, the unwavering support of family and friends, and a good deal of stubbornness, she went back to work after only three months, learned to speak again, and managed to complete that IRONMAN the following year, only a year and a half after the stroke.
Now, this August, Linnér will be undertaking a bike ride from Boulder to New York as part of a documentary film project to raise awareness about stroke.