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Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent so meaningful they believetheir application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, please share yourstory.A Parallel Between the Body and the Mind.Pound. Pound.My heart beats fast. My legs stride through a metronomic rhythm- the samerhythm as a heartbeat in a stethoscope. I feel a mass of adrenaline rush through my body urgingme to go faster. So I go faster. I pick up the pace. “Go Lauryn, go!” I round the corner pastneighbors: people whom I have never met.One. Last. Push.Again, I pick up the pace, this timeeven faster than before. I start to lose my peripheral vision and focus on the gravel in the roadahead of me.This is it.At this moment, my legs lose feeling, my chest stops aching, and Ibecome one with Running. The numbness extends down from my hips and my legs no longerfight my mentality.I can do anything. I am a champion.The pain suddenly disappears; theimpossible suddenly becomes possible. At this moment, I am with Running. At this moment, I

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