This Jogger Was Attacked & Her Fitness Tracker Recorded Her Fighting Back

posted by Lauren Smith - 

A fear of many women came true for one jogger in Seattle when she was attacked on a training run.

Kelly Herron stopped in park bathroom when a man jumped out of a stall he was hiding in and started to attack Herron. Herron was able to fight the man off, locking him in the public bathroom until cops arrived. 

It wasn't until after the attack, that Kelly realized her fitness tracker had caught the entire assault.

My biggest running nightmare became reality- 4 miles into my long run Sunday afternoon, I stopped to use the restroom and was assaulted by a man hiding in a stall (that is my GPS in red lines). I fought for my life screaming("Not today, M**F**er!"), clawing his face, punching back, and desperately trying to escape his grip- never giving up. I was able to lock him in the bathroom until police arrived. Thankfully I just took a self-defense class offered at my work and utilized all of it. My face is stitched, my body is bruised, but my spirit is intact. #fightingchanceseattle #ballard #runnersafety #marathontraining #womensselfdefense #myballard #fightlikeagirl #fightback #dontbeavictim #nottodaymotherfucker #youcantbreakme #instarunners #garmin #garminvivosmarthr

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Kelly you continue to kick ass both in running & protecting yourself! 

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