Sara Vaughn Steals Our Hearts and the Internet Goes Wild
After a stunning USA Championships 1500m race, her friends and fans took to Twitter to celebrate her tenacity.
By Sarah Lorge Butler, Runner's World
When the women’s 1500 meters was finishing on Saturday afternoon at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Sacramento, the television cameras were focused on the leader and eventual winner, Jenny Simpson, who pulled away from Kate Grace down the final stretch.
But the internet was focused on what was happening in the battle for third place.
Sara Vaughn, a 31-year-old mother of three and a realtor who works and trains in Boulder, Colorado, was mounting a furious final kick. She crossed the line in 4:07.85, just 0.28 seconds ahead of fourth place. She gave a breathless post-race interview on NBC where she greeted each of her three daughters and told them she is bringing them to London, where she’ll be representing Team USA at the World Championships.
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