Beautiful Moment at RIO Olympics
Abbey D’Agostino Cooper
In the summer of 2016, Abbey D’Agostino stood poised at the starting line among a group of the fastest women in the world listening for the bang of the starter’s pistol. It was a miracle that she had even qualified for the 5000-meter race at the Rio Olympics.
At Dartmouth she set records, paving the way to the Olympics and a professional running career. But after college, injuries plagued her, threatening her future. And they always occurred just before a major competition. The Olympic Games would be no different.
Three thousand meters in, the race accelerated unexpectedly, catching many by surprise. The runner in front of Abbey tripped and fell, causing Abbey to tumble as well. It could have been a small forgotten incident in the big picture of the Olympic games, but instead it’s where this story really began.
To watch her run in RIO and the reason for this podcast, click here.