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It’s 1986, I’m six and ready to run. My parents signed me up for gymnastics but I wasn’t very coordinated. I hated being closed in a room full of kids waiting for my turn on the balance beam. It wasn’t fun and I wanted to quit. Getting Pizza Hut was the only thing that made my day.I tried out for soccer but was too scared to kick the ball. I just liked to chase after it. My dad found a Track & Field club in Lima, Ohio and I entered the 100M, 200M, and 400M dash. When I was done...

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