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A Nasty Fall Put Her In Last Place, But 30 Seconds Later She Made A Comeback Worthy Of The Big Screen

When you hear the word “endurance” you probably think about something physical; something that has to do with training and dedication.

For Heather Dorniden, a runner for the University of Minnesota, the word perseverance took on a whole new meaning back in 2008.

During The Big 10 Championships for the 600m, one of the biggest races of her life, Heather went in feeling confident and prepared. But when she was closing in on another lap, she took a fall.

A fall like this, in front of your hometown crowd, is devastating. But it didn’t keep Heather from running her race.

She picked herself up and, without letting her stamina dissolve, started chasing the other girls. Eventually, she returned back to the front of the pack and crossed the finish line in first place! The moment is truly chill-worthy.

Watch as Heather has the race of her life and proves that perseverance takes so much more than something physical… it takes heart!


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