Watch Sage Canaday “Begin Over,” Return to Racing After Scary Sickness

Earlier this yr, iRunFar caught up with path operating energy couple, Sage Canaday and Sandi Nypaver. Canaday began operating when he was 12 years outdated. Twenty years later, he discovered himself flat on his again, confined to a hospital mattress with a situation docs initially thought was pneumonia.

However that wasn’t what Canaday’s sickness was, and what he was affected by would endanger his life. Pulmonary emboli, or blood clots within the lungs, enhance the chance of stroke, coronary heart assault, and coronary heart arrhythmia.

Within the movie “Beginning Over,” created by Stephen Gnoza and MUT Working, you’ll be able to watch Canaday undergo his whole expertise with pulmonary emboli first-hand, and comply with his journey again to elite degree path operating.

In brief, prepare for an emotional launch if you press play. By turns, the movie delves into pensive and triumphant episodes as Canaday works his approach again to the professional ranks. He hits a seven-hour quickest identified time (FKT) in Hawaii; he pushes by way of the 2022 Canyons 100k in California.

When sufferers obtain immediate remedy, as Canaday did, the ailment leads to comparatively low mortality threat. Nevertheless, the lasting results can nonetheless critically hinder runners. Restoration requires long-term blood thinner remedy, which may change a path runner like Canaday’s profession without end.

Sage Canaday throughout a quickest identified time try in Maui, Hawaii, as proven in a scene from “Beginning Over.” All pictures courtesy of Stephen Gnoza.

For many of the American’s life, there was zero query about whether or not he would race. Out of the blue, the reply appeared unsure.

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“I needed to take blood thinners for 3 months, get genetic testing and a bunch extra scans. I couldn’t journey within the mountains as a result of threat of falling and hurting myself on the blood thinners. I’m lastly off them, but it surely took months to even begin operating once more. I nonetheless have some scar tissue in my lungs,” he instructed iRunFar.

However, he racks up medical debt and his associate, Sandi Nypaver, prepares to lose him the yr after her sister dies from most cancers.

Sage Canaday and Sandi Nypaver at Canyons 100k

A scene from “Beginning Over,” Sage Canaday with Sandi Nypaver on the end of the 2022 Canyons 100k.

Canaday stays upbeat all through the adversity he faces. There’s hardly ever a doubt he’ll come off the mat with poise and momentum, however watching him do it’s galvanizing.

“Being out once more in nature actually places all of it in perspective and makes me recognize the present of life I’ve nonetheless been given,” he says within the movie. “I’m not achieved but.”

We’d by no means think about in any other case.