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Taking Advantage of Her Chance

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The track at the Mississippi School for the Deaf is the school parking lot.

Despite the lack of a track facility, the school is home to one of the fastest runners in the state.

Her name is Shanieka Coleman.

"When I was 13-years-old, I watched the Olympics, I watched track on the Olympics.  I really thought, you know, I would really like to be like that.  I wanna be in the Olympics some day so that became a goal for me. So I started to be on the track team here at school and I thought I could do it."

Now 16, Shanieka has been invited to the Deaf Olympics this summer in Bulgaria.

To see what she's done as a high school runner to earn that spot, click the video to above.

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