Dame Kelly Holmes

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Submitted: June 29, 2017

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The core beginnings of a noble dream, of what would seem, foundations laid With skills attained, such talent emerged, yet still submerged in discovery Become what be, to demonstrate, independence taking shape Cross-country weather, so partake and so awake receptive minds A watchful teacher realised, true potential, born to run Of motivation so begun, the time had come, the race was won With thoughts aside, the skill, the stride Set the challenge, pursuits to pick, a desire to run would surely stick Seeds of inspiration, an opportune time, yet to behold Set to unfold, to make the grade, the army trade Demonstrate ability, join adventure, climb the course Years of service, tested trials, ran the miles and set the pace A choice to face of prominence, the passion to take precedence Discovered star, back on track, all set, attack, assume the plan Full circle to where it all began, go the distance strength and speed Destiny awaits, kick for home, continue straight, due applause reverberate Realisation of a vision, go for gold with dynamism Setbacks seen and overcome, double Olympic champion A discipline of due success, professionalism ‘be the best’ Focused victory, a mark in history Accomplished gold with heart and soul Broken records, broken mould

Written by Geraldine Taylor © As an athlete who has accomplished Olympic victory, Dame Kelly Holmes has set the pace for aspiring generations to follow. Her athletic ability was noticeable in her school years, which additionally brought about opportunities to compete in cross-country races. Although she has to a degree tested other pursuits, it was beneficial to establish the one endeavor that highlighted her strengths. Her journey would later see her enrolled in the army trade, whereby the training to build strength and stamina would place her in good stead.

A future turning point was to be the choice between continuing her army career or to go for gold within the arena of athletics. Athletics was to be the focused priority, in which she dedicated her time to a crucial training regime. In readiness, she embraced the athletic opportunities to compete on a larger scale and went on to become double Olympic champion. She has surpassed her sights and created an honourable legacy. ©


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