This brave woman fought off her attacker – and her smartwatch tracked the whole fight!

By Pam Magwaza
16 March 2017

"Not today, mother f***ker!" she screamed as she fought him off.

The man lay in wait for a woman on her own in a public toilet in Seattle in the US.

When jogger Kelly Herron entered the bathroom he attacked her but he clearly wasn't expecting the fight she gave him – and Kelly's fitness tracker recorded her every move during the fight for her life.

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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"Not today, mother f***ker!" are the words she said she was screaming throughout the struggle with the perpetrator.

She wrote on her Instagram page that she was on the fourth mile (6 km) of her 10 mile (16 km) run when she decided to use the public toilet at Seattle’s Golden Gardens Park.

As soon as she walked in, she noticed a man standing in one of the cubicles. He then charged at her and threw her to the ground – which is when she decided to fight back.

Fortunately for Kelly, she'd taken self-defence classes just a few weeks before and used all she learnt to defend herself against her assailant.

Speaking to ABC news, she said, “All those little things I learnt in my life –  how to punch – everything came back to me. I started to feel like I was going to lose consciousness but I got another surge of adrenaline and I reached for the door and was able to get out.”

The man has since been arrested.


Source: ABC, Instagram

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