Welcome to the Mayo Clinic Ostomy Surgery Page. An ostomy is a surgically created opening in your abdomen that allows waste or urine to leave your body. It takes time to become comfortable with an ostomy. Our goal is to connect you with others and provide you with information and support.

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Feb 13, 2020

Ostomate Jonathan Negretti Finishes World Marathon Challenge

By Candy-CWOCN RN, @candywocrn

Jonathon finishes World Challenge

Jonathan Negretti finishes the World Marathon Challenge.  7 Marathons in 7 Days on 7 Continents

Congratulations, Jonathan on being the first Ostomate to finish this amazing accomplishment.

The world marathon challenge is a logistical and physical challenge to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days between February 6 – 12.  Competitors ran the standard 42.2 km marathon each day for 7 days on the continents of Antarctica, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, South American and North America.

What an accomplishment.  We would love to hear your accomplishments.  Please share your triumphs and successes while living with an ostomy.


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