KELLY "Not Today Motherf@#!er" HERRON

"Not Today Motherf@#!er" was the battle cry Kelly Herron screamed on a Sunday afternoon when she experienced every runner's biggest nightmare.  Four miles into her marathon training run, she stopped in a park bathroom, where she was brutally assaulted.

Using skills she recently learned in a self-defense class taught by Jordan Giarratano of Fighting Chance Seattle, she fought back and trapped her attacker inside the bathroom until police arrived. Her Instagram post (@run_kiwi_run) showing the frantic GPS lines tracking the assault went viral, attracting global attention.

Women around the world were inspired to learn self-defense and fight back - whether it be against assault or even against someone who is underestimating them. 

Kelly continues to run marathons and encourages others to not let fear stop them from doing the things they love, and to always be prepared for a worst-case scenario by arming themselves with a foundation of self-defense and a warrior mindset.

Kelly with Jordan from Fighting Chance Seattle at a corporate self-defense training hosted by RealSelf.

Kelly with Jordan from Fighting Chance Seattle at a corporate self-defense training hosted by RealSelf.

“I don’t think fear should hold anyone back from doing the things they love and running where and when and with whom they want.”




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She Fought Off an Assault on a Run — Here's Why She Teaches Self-Defense Now

PopSugar Fitness
April 2019
By Maggie Ryan


Kelly Herron Is Sharing the Self-Defense Training That She Believes Saved Her Life

Runner’s World
April 2019
By Jordan Smith


Kelly Herron’s Enduring Fight for Female Empowerment

Women’s Running Magazine
March 2019
By Stephanie Hoppe


Runner Who Fended Off Rapist Now Advocates for Self-Defense Training:

'I Fought Like Hell'
February 2019
By Christine Pelisek

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