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Ibtihaj Muhammad's routine not foiled by Ramadan

Fencer's routine not foiled by Ramadan

Originally Published: September 5, 2011
By Awista Ayub

Ibtihaj Muhammad spent most of August fasting until sunset. That is when the Muslim-American fencer, who was observing the holy month of Ramadan, was allowed to eat and quench her thirst for the first time all day.

Fasting is difficult under the best of circumstances, but for an athlete training rigorously for the opportunity to represent the United States in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, it can present health risks as well.

"Ramadan and training is always a difficult ...

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