Brave Marathoner With Brain Cancer, Known for Running in a Tutu, Dies
Monika Allen, a girls-empowerment advocate and long-distance runner of great courage, who ran a marathon while receiving chemo treatment for brain cancer, has died of the disease. She was 38 years old and leaves behind a husband, David, and an infant daughter.
“I’ll never be in remission, so I’m just living day to day,” Allen told Katie Couric about her inoperable brain tumor in 2014, on what was then the Yahoo anchor’s daytime talk show, Katie.
Allen, of San Diego, Calif., had been invited to the show to discuss...