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‘My body ripped through open space with ease, I took off over the hurdle, and BAM! I collapsed.’: Track athlete details overcoming Achilles injury during lockdown

“I was confused initially. Why was I on the ground? Why was the hurdle unmoved? I swore I heard the impact of something, but I didn’t feel it. Not at first. It wasn’t until I stumbled towards the hurdle it dawned on me that that sound I heard reverberating, the sound I thought was me hitting a hurdle, was actually the sound of my Achilles–snap.”

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