Marathon Team Spotlight: Sara Ghazlane


Beyond Type Run, a program of Beyond Type 1, brings together an inspiring team of people impacted by diabetes—those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), type 2 diabetes (T2D) and their caregivers. Since 2017, this program has brought more than 200 runners with T1D to the TCS New York City Marathon. In 2023, Beyond Type Run opened up the team to all people with diabetes and their caregivers.

This year we’ll be cheering on this 2023 team in New York City on November 5, 2023. Get to know 2023 marathon team member, Sara Ghazlane, and how she’s getting ready for the race! 

Sara Ghazlane

  • Diagnosed 2012 with T1D
  • “Running has taught me that with hard work and dedication, I can achieve things I never thought possible”

What inspired you to run this year? 

I really want and need to surpass myself to prove nothing is impossible with type one diabetes.

Who will be joining you the day of the race?

All my family from France! 

Prepping for race day

What is your go to running snack?

I love eating stewed apples.

How do you prepare for long runs?

It’s a lot organization. The day before long runs I prepare all my running material. Then, the day of I stop my insulin pump and I eat 12g of carbs every 20 minutes! 

What has been the hardest part of your training so far?

I got several injuries.

Advice to start running

Sara’s advice for other people impacted by diabetes who want to start running is to just do it.

Get to know the rest of the 2023 Beyond Type Run marathon and learn more about the program here. Want to be on the team like Sara? Stay tuned! The 2024 team application will open in April of 2024.

WRITTEN BY Beyond Type 1 Editorial Team, POSTED 10/12/23, UPDATED 10/12/23

This piece was authored collaboratively by the Beyond Type 1 Editorial Team.