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Alyssa Meller of Superior has turned to running since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009. She’ll be running her first half-marathon this Saturday. She says running has kept her condition at bay and allowed her to keep living her life. She’s pictured here along Duluth’s Lakewalk. Bob King /

Superior woman 'Made Strong' through running

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Two years after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, at the age of 33, Alyssa Meller decided she needed a way to take charge of her body and her life.


Meller was not     wheelchair-bound from the debilitating, incurable disease, but the Superior woman moved very slowly and usually needed help from someone to get around.

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