Sunday, 14 July 2019


📌The life of Marla Runyan is very inspirational. She is a highly decorated United States Olympic gold medalist who is also blind. At nine years old Runyan developed Stargardt’s Disease, a form of macular degradation, that left her legally blind. Nevertheless, she took the bull by the horns and began a lifetime hobby of running.

🏆Marla Runyan is a three-time American champion in the women’s 5000-meter run. She won four gold medals in the 1992 summer Paralympics. In the 1996 Paralympics, she won silver in the shot put and gold in the Pentathlon, which is a five-part event including fencing, shooting, riding, swimming and cross country running.

🏆One might think this was enough fame and glory for a lifetime, but Runyan continued her athletic success. She holds various American records such as:

🥇20,000 Road (2003).
🥇All-female Marathon (2002).
🥇500m (2001).
🥇Heptathlon (1996).

👉🏾In 2001, she co-wrote and published her autobiography 'No Finish Line: My Life As I See It.' [Culled from:]

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