I started running when I was five years young. My brother who is three years older than me ran also. It all began with our gym teacher Mr. Rafel. He saw talent we never new existed.
Mr. Rafel insisted on having a chat with our mother. From that moment on things would never be the same. My mother, brother and myself traveled all around the Midwest to compete in track meets for children. We loved it all as we got the chance to visit new places and people. We even won a few first place medals too.
My brother competed in all of the sprinting events. He usually finished between first and second place,but never third. My races were the same, but I would normally finish third.
Once we completed the regional races in elementary school we advanced to middle school. We dominated in these races as well. By then we had raced many of the students in our district.