Girl wins race after running for lost shoe in stunning video
A girl in the United States made a remarkable comeback to the track, winning her race after losing a shoe. Check it here:
Talaya Crawford got off to a terrible start in her 200-meter race during the track meet at Northwest High School in Omaha, Nebraska, with her shoe slipping after the tee shot, and her opponents running ahead as she returned to retrieve the shoe.
“She lost her shoe! a watching fan can be heard saying in dismay in the viral video.
Seeing how far the other runners had gone, a lot of people would have accepted that it wasn’t their day and would have dropped out of the race – but not Talaya.
The seven-year-old – who is the son of boxer Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford – hadn’t given up on delivering her own knockout performance, and after hastily putting the shoe back on, she continued to pounce after the others competitors.
As the other girls rounded the bend, Talaya could be seen roaring after them, and as the others slowed down, she continued to give it her all.
In the end, she won the race by a good distance, proving the importance of never giving up – and that she was easily the fastest runner.
Proud dad Terence shared the video on Instagram, where it has been viewed over 388,000 times.
Captioning the clip, he said: “I just can’t stop thinking about my daughter’s track meet yesterday.
“She just doesn’t have a clue how much she just motivated me.
“It’s the definition of not giving, heart and courage. She let it all drag on even when she was hit by adversity.”
Viewers of the viral video were equally impressed with Talaya’s talent and attitude.
One person commented, “Already a super star. I’ve never seen anyone put a shoe back on and then win that much in a 200m race.”
Another said: “My wife and I watched it three times in a row, both impressed that she didn’t just get mad and stop. I think most kids would have pouted , cry.
“Not only does she stay true and finish, but she comes back to dominate in one way or another. We should all have her courage.”
A third added: “She was cut from a different cloth man, they had a 4-5 second lead and she still beat like a boss. Certified MVP.”
Well done Talaya – maybe we’ll see each other one day at the Olympics.