There’s this amazing story of a runner who refused to give up even when the going was tough and it looked like she would lose the race.
In the 600-m race at the Big 10 Indoor Track Championships in 2008, Heather Dorniden fell on the track in the middle of the race. She lost a few precious seconds as she scrambled to get up and run back on track, with the other girls already far ahead of her.
Despite the now large distance between her and her opponents, Heather did not give up. She stood up and continued the race, sprinting as hard as she could to bridge the gap created by the fall. People cheered hard as they watched her moving swiftly behind the other ladies.
She even had to run on the outer lane so she could move past the others without tripping them. Would you believe that she won the race? Another lady was almost to the finish line when Heather swooped fast and hit the line first! It was awesome!
The video of this incredible win might be grainy but watching it had me on my feet, cheering Heather on as she moved towards the finish line. I just could not believe she won the race!
Check out her amazing feat in this video:
Track and Field
Track and field is a sports event that is often done in the stadium where it got its name. The running track encircles the oval where the playing field is located.
The sport is popular in many tournaments, intramurals, and various sports events, including the Olympics and other international competitions.
There are different events in track and field as this encompasses not just running but also jumping and throwing. Running events also come in various categories, including sprints (for events of up to 400 m), long-distance runs (5000 to 10,000 m), relays, and hurdles.