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.

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