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Twice told she'd never run again, Karen Manns ready to run, bike and swim
Twice told she'd never run again, Karen Manns ready to run, bike and swim

Dressed in her Baltimore City police uniform, Detective Karen Manns said last month that she is in the best shape of her life. Eleven years ago, however, her career and health were at risk. After hip replacement surgery in 2003, the then-34-year-old was told by her doctor that she wouldn't be able to run for the rest of her life, putting her livelihood as a police officer in jeopardy. "It put me in a state of depression," Manns said. "[Those] words were in the back of my head." Though Manns started running again in five years, she required another hip replacement in 2011, and she was told — for a second time — that she could run no more. Yet Manns...

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