“If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it.”
Gemma Acheampong is currently a senior at Boston University, studying to complete her degree in English and competing for BU’s track and field team as a short sprinter. After she graduates she is looking to continue running and writing in Boston.
Relatively new to the world track and field, she originally started running simple to have fun with her friends and to boost her high school resume for college admissions. She showed no promise running long distance in cross-country, so her ability to move her legs quickly came as a surprise to everyone. When circumstances allowed for her to switch from the 400m to the 100m and 200m, her true talent began to shine. Her high school track career ended with her going to the state championships, and left her with to decide whether to continue running in college or not. With encouragement from friends, family, teammates, and coaches, she approached the coaches at Boston University; and as they say, the rest is history.
When she’s not training and studying, she can be found scouring the Internet for hours on end, finding new and old places to eat, working on her blog, and listening to whatever tunes fit her mood.
This site serves not only as her professional website, but also as her own personal blog. Here she’ll share her experiences with training, racing, and switching to a healthier lifestyle, as well as try to keep her motivated through the ups and downs of life. Hopefully you find something that either inspires you or that you can relate with on this blog!
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