A new Facebook video from HuffPost Latino Voices features what U.S. Olympian Brenda Martinez is doing to not forget about her roots.
Last year, Martinez, who is running in the 1,500-meter race this summer in Rio, shared her thoughts on Instagram:
I remember when I was young and my parents couldn’t afford to buy me a new pair of running shoes. The shoes I wore to school were the same shoes I wore to practice. My father would always try to find running shoes on the clearance rack. I’m donating back to the sport that gave me a fighting chance in the world. I don’t know where I would be if it wasn’t for running.
2 thoughts on “Olympian Brenda Martinez Is Giving Free Running Shoes to Young Runners (VIDEO)”
This is wonderful!!! Many blessings ar coming your way Ms. Martinez
Run tough, all America will be watching. I won’t be cheering you on because you are Hispanic but because you are an American. Represent us well in Rio, good luck and run fast.