Week 3 Discussion 2 US101

Week 3 Discussion 2 US101 - she was determined to compete...

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Marla Runyan has overcome various obstacles in order to achieve her goal. She is a marathon runner who is legally blind, and was the first legally blind athlete to compete in the Olympic Games. She placed eighth in the 1,500 meter run in the 2000 Sydney Olympics making it the highest finish by an American woman in that event. In 2002 she finished as the top American at the 2002 New York City Marathon to post the second fastest debut time ever by an American woman. Runyan also holds several American records for various running events. She has achieved many goals because
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Unformatted text preview: she was determined to compete even though she is blind. Marla Runyan has achieved many goals because she was determined to compete even though she is blind. She even wrote a book titled, No Finish Line: My Life As I See It. When I have the opportunity, I am going to read her book. She has influenced me to achieve my goal of earning a degree by being so determined and motivated to compete while she is blind. She could have easily given up, but she kept going and nothing got in her way....
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