Free Narrative Essays: Whose Race Will It Be?

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Aderinsola Dayo-Otekunrin Ap Lit Mrs.Davis 1B #7 Prompt: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. “Runners to your marks, set, pow,” the gun goes off. Usain Bolt, from Jamaica, and other competitors all take off. Whose race will it be? In the beginning the race was up for grabs, but about mid-way through a 6’5”, young, man takes the lead and creates history. Usain Bolt sets the new world record at 9.58 seconds in the 100m dash. The fastest any man has ever run in the 100m. After his race in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, fame and riches showered. Sitting home skipping through the channels, I saw the Olympics and decided to watch. At that very moment when I saw the clock read 9.58 seconds, I was destined to become someone who runs a record breaking time as Usain bolt did. Yes, I a 14 year old boy standing 5’4”, and weighing 150 pounds, wanted to become a world-class sprinter. Time and time again I asked myself “What will it take for me to become a world class sprinter?” Number one on my list was to lose weight; number two was to develop the mindset of an elite athlete.…show more content…
He said that our first workout was 200’s with limited recovery. After the first rep, my legs were shaking and I contemplated walking off the track and just calling my mother to come pick me up. At that moment something in my head told me that if Usain Bolt did that when he was training to get where he was he wouldn’t be on such a pedestal. Although that day was a small fragment of my track career it taught me two things; never quit just because something seems hard because anything that is worth having is worth working for, and to never eat pizza before

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