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Ethiopian Steeplechaser Etenesh Diro Finishes 3,000-Meter Steeplechase With 1 Shoe

Ethiopia’s Etenesh Diro proved Saturday that you don’t let anything crush your Olympic spirit. Diro was leading her heat in the 3,000-meter steeplechase when her right shoe got loose.

The 25-year-old struggled to pull off it off after colliding with some of the others on the track.  After yanking it and her sock off, she continued racing, completing the last leg of the race with just one shoe. 

Diro finished in 7th place in her heat, clocking in at 9:34.70.She didn’t qualify for the finals. In a true show of sportsmanship, the other athletes rushed over to comfort her after the race.

She caught the attention of social media, as people cheered on her determination.

Source :Nbc newyork 

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