Missy Foy Biography
Claim to Fame: Professional Marathon Runner
DOB: July 4, 1964
Diabetes Type: 1
Missy Foy is an extremely well-known long distance runner who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 33. Her most outstanding accomplishment was in 2000 when she became the first athlete with diabetes to qualify for Olympic Marathon trials. In 2005 she was ranked #1 world ranking for a 50-mile trail race.
She has amassed a great many athletic accomplishments. For the years of 1997 and 1998, she was recognized as Carolina Runner of the Year. In 1998 and 1999, she was awarded the USA Track & Field Athlete Development Award as well as the LIfeScan International Athletic Achievement Award in 1999. She continued her participation in the running world as she served as the chair of the North Carolina USA Track and Field Women's Long Distance Running Committee for three years.
Missy Graduated from the University of North Carolina and is continuing her education as she pursues a PhD in Medical History. She is an advocate for children with diabetes and for women's fitness as she travels the nation speaking on inspirational subjects.
Missy lives in North Carolina with her husband, Bob.
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