Lashinda Demus clears every hurdle
There is a fear among female athletes that having kids might compromise a promising career. That is especially true in track and field, where the brutal workouts, time demands and international travel are hard on anyone -- let alone a new mother with a couple of babies in tow.
So when Lashinda Demus missed qualifying for the 2008 Olympic team by 14 hundredths of a second in the 400-meter hurdles, she would have been forgiven for seeing this as a sign that she should hang up her cleats ...
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