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Get Fired Up: Afghan Olympic Runner

I am already excited about the Olympic games, even though they don't begin until August. I definitely exercise more during the games because I am so inspired. This shot of Afghan athlete Mehbooba Ahadyar, the only woman from Afghanistan participating in the games, makes me want to get out and run.


Whether you think Ahadyar is able to compete at Olympics because of or in spite our involvement with country, this 19-year-old is inspirational and a trailblazer. Her events are the 1500m and 3000m track events, requiring both endurance and speed. Ahadyar comes from a large, athletic family of five sisters and three brothers. Her family is very supportive of her career in sports. And me too! Count me as a member of her fan club. I will be looking for her at the games come August.

How about you? Are you excited for the Summer Olympics?

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