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A leg in faith - Cover StoryFeature Stories
September 2012 Issue
Runners gather at the far side of the track as time nears for the men’s final in the 400 meter dash. The 105 degree temperature from two days earlier has abated somewhat, but at 10 a.m. the sun is beating down from the Indiana sky with mid-summer intensity. Jarryd Wallace warms up for the race with a push off the starter’s blocks and short jog. He kneels, his elbow on his knee, Tim Tebow style, and says a quick prayer before returning to the blocks to get into position. A few minutes later, the race is over. Wallace’s time, 55.38 seconds, is a personal record for that distance. But he finishes in fourth place. It is his third final in three days and his last chance to place in the top three runners for an automatic spot on the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Team that competes this month in London. It is not the finish he had hoped for, …
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