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How A Wisconsin Woman Ran Across The US, Inspiring Others

Photo by Paul Higgins
Milwaukee Magazine

Just over nine years ago, Brookfield native Ashley Schneider (then Ashley Kumlien) successfully became the 16th woman to run across the entire United States. It was a remarkable achievement for its athleticism.

But the reason she did it, and what that effort has evolved into — the organization MS Run the U.S. — are even more important than that first run. Schneider’s work is the subject of an article in the May issue of Milwaukee Magazine, by writer Dan Simmons.