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No Finish Line: My Life As I See It

No Finish Line: My Life As I See It

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by Marla Runyan, Sally Jenkins
     
 

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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 to be beyond her reach, in the world of athletics as well as in life. With endearing self-deprecation and surprising wit, Marla Runyan

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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 to be 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.

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In the 2000 Olympic finals, Marla Runyan made American Olympic history. Her eighth-place finish in the 1,500-meter finals was the highest U.S. achievement in the history of the event. But this Eugene, Oregon, runner can boast an even more impressive claim to fame: She was the first legally blind athlete ever to compete in the Olympics! After losing her sight at the age of nine, Runyan fought back, studying hard, teaching herself Braille, and competing in high school athletics. Not content with her Paraolympic gold medals, she began to focus on qualifying for the "normal people" Olympics. She did, and the rest is history. After reading this inspiring autobiography, one isn't surprised to learn that Marla's very first words were "I wanna do."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781501272196
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
06/01/2015
Edition description:
Abridged
Sales rank:
966,566
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Marla Runyan became an Olympic athlete despite a progressive eye disease that has made her legally blind, and received international recognition during the competitions in Sydney.

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