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Sep 03, 2002
| ISBN 9781101204221
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Sep 03, 2002 | ISBN 9781101204221
The courageous autobiography of the first legally blind athlete to compete in the Olympic Games. Millions watched in awe as Marla Runyan ran the 1500 meter event in Sydney. But few know the real story of the woman who was diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease at nine years old—and became compelled to achieve what was thought beyond her reach, in the world of athletics as well as in life. With endearing self-deprecation and surprising wit, Marla Runyan reveals what it’s like to see the world through her eyes, and what it means to compete at the world-class level, despite the fact that—quite literally for her—there is no finish line. “[Runyan] presents her story with acuity and grace, rising above expectations and prejudice . . . [her] story is well-paced and finishes strong; readers will hope she keeps going and going.”—Publishers Weekly “An amazingly personal account of how she has dealt with the various highs and lows in her life.”—Ventura County Star
Marla Runyan set the American indoor 5,000-meter record in February 2001. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.
Sally Jenkins is an award-winning journalist for The Washington Post and the author of eight books, three of which were New York Times bestsellers. Her… More about Sally Jenkins
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