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Racing for first: Nyla and winter at the NYRR Rising stars jamboree

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Winter loves to run. I knew she loved to run but really saw her (an d Nyla!) shine at
Rising New York Road Runners Jamboree Presented by Tata Consultancy Services, where hundreds of youth from all over NYC took over the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory for a morning of races and fun activities.

It was our first time at the Armory and it didn't disappoint. The girls were wowed by the scale and the track and the excitement and energy of the building. After some warmup excercises it was time to hit the track for the 55m dash.  Nyla did amazing and was so pumped up she wanted to run again.  Winter joined a group of boys ages 8+ for the 400m.  She had no idea it was 2x around the track and literally burst through all her energy placing 2nd after the first 200m and was in disbelief (lol) that she had to run one more time around.  I applaud her for actually making that second loop because I totally would not have blinked if stopped in the middle of it or just pulled a toddler move and flat out refuse to go on her 2nd loop.

What surprised me again, was maybe after 10 min of recovering from the 400m she was ready to SPRINT and do the 55m with nyla.  and so they both did.

 again and again
and again...

they racked up ribbons (I feel like this was turning into a game for both of them - run to collect ribbons!).

After 4 or 5 times down that 55m, we hit up the tennis and basketball stations for a little sampler and then went BACK to the 55m dash for 2 or 3 more times down the straightaway! Phew!   These little trackletes were on their A-game.  Olympics 2032?  A video recap of our day:

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