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9-year old hurdles her disability to be in PossAbilities Triathlon

April 27, 2008

LOMA LINDA – Abbey Umali does not care if she comes in last place.
The 9-year-old girl is just happy to compete in the sixth annual PossAbilities Triathlon today at Loma Linda University.
Abbey – who has a rare form of muscular dystrophy – will compete against other able-bodied athletes in her age group.
“First, we run, then we bike, then we swim,” said Abbey, the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s 2008 National Goodwill Ambassador. “It’s really fun.”

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