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I was never a very athletic type growing up. In fact, I never thought of myself as a runner, especially since I grew up in Trinidad and Tobago and my countrymen produced world class track stars. I started to run when I was around 23 years old but never entered a race until I was in my early 40s. I discovered that while I may lack pure talent, I am very persistent. I was never very close to my father but when my mum passed away, I made the decision to get closer to my father. I asked him to design a running tattoo for me which I promised that I would get inked after my first marathon. I managed to do this in Sao Paulo in 2012 and dedicated it to my mother. For every future marathon I will darken one star. So my tattoo makes me remember my mum, helps me get closer to Dad, and reminds me that nothing is impossible.

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