18 Under 18: Fawzia Kheir

Versatile athlete balances her Muslim faith with her passion for running

Updated: February 29, 2012, 1:15 AM ET
By Walter Villa | ESPNHS GIRL Magazine

ESPNHS honors 18 female teen athletes who are doing remarkable things on the field, in the classroom and in their communities. Click here to read about each of them.

When it's time to hit the track for a practice or a meet, Fawzia Kheir pulls on a full head scarf, a long-sleeve compression shirt and long tights under her shorts -- even during the summer. It's her way of balancing her Muslim faith with her passion for running.

"It does get hot, and it can drag ...

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