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Ex-Goalkeeper Follmann Runs For First Time Since Chapecoense Air Crash

Former Chapecoense goalkeeper Jackson Follmann began running again on Monday, almost eight months after surviving an air crash that killed 19 of his teammates.

Follman began running after surviving Chapecoense air disaster

Follmann, 26, posted a video on social media in which he jogs along a section of Chapecoense’s Conda Arena pitch.

“This is a unique moment in my rehabilitation,” Follmann wrote. “It’s a sensational start to the week … By taking it slowly, you can go far.”

Follmann was one of six people pulled alive from the wreckage of the LaMia charter plane, which slammed into a hillside near Medellin, Colombia, last November after running out of fuel. Seventy-one people died in the crash.

Follmann, who had the lower half of his right leg amputated, has said he hopes to play sport again in some capacity.

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