Phil Claudy had lost all hope of accepting his sexuality. But running saved his life and now he wants to help other LGBT people struggling with depression. The Dartmouth athlete battled severe depression, which paralyzed him to the point of considering suicide. He wrote about his journey for Outsports.

But through running he learned to accept himself and his sexuality. In November, he ran the Philadelphia Marathon and raised $8,000 for the Trevor Project, which helps LGBT youth who are at risk of suicide. We ask Claudy about his struggles, the power of running and coming out and why he ran the marathon.

Phil comes on at about the 6:20 mark:

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