Alabama NewsCenter — Breast Cancer Survivor Martha Avila-Adame Aims High in Great Alabama 650 Race

| September 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

By Donna Cope

Kayaking 650 miles on Alabama’s rambling rivers and rushing white waters isn’t for the fainthearted.

But the difficult journey – billed as “one of the toughest endurance events on the planet” – hasn’t fazed Martha Avila-Adame. Ten years after winning her battle against breast cancer, she is bringing that fighting spirit to the Great Alabama 650. The race propels competitors along the core section of the Alabama Scenic River Trail. Since Saturday, Sept. 18, Avila-Adame – one of four solo women taking part in this year’s race – has held her own.

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