On Valentine's Day last year, our VirtualRunner Elke Kleinhans was diagnosed with bowel cancer. But she didn't let that stop her from having a positive attitude towards life and proving it to herself and the doctors! In this interview, we ask Elke four questions about what motivated her to run virtual marathons against cancer, how VirtualRunners supported her, and what her next goals are!
The Dominican Republic is an idyll of white, black and golden beaches, palm trees, coconuts and, of course, fresh fruit. Being an island nation, it is located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles. In the capital, Santo Domingo, colorful colonial buildings alternate with modern skyscrapers, and some of the esplanades along the coast resemble the palm tree promenades in Miami.