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Newly confident Jeneba Tarmoh back on track

Updated: March 1, 2013, 2:30 PM ET
By Maya A. Jones | Special to espnW

When adversity smacked Jeneba Tarmoh in the face last summer at the Olympic trials, it wasn't the first time. As a child, she was faced with hardships in civil-war-torn Sierra Leone.

In the West African nation, the then-5-year-old Tarmoh learned valuable lessons that she continues to live by: Always find a way to turn negatives into positives, keep God first and graciously accept the growing pains that come with life.

"I'm not the kind of person who would ...

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