Many of you know the name Tegla Loroupe. She is a world champion marathon runner from Kenya and was the first woman to win the New York City Marathon, which she did twice.
Tegla set many world records and won countless races throughout her career as an athlete, but did you know that the only support she received when she decided to pursue running as a career was from her mother? Everyone else discouraged her, believing she didn’t have what it took. Listen to how she defied the odds!
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