Abbey D’Agostino is an Olympian. For many millions around the world, Abbey is the Olympic ideal. In the heats of the 5000 meters, Abbey and a fellow competitor fell to the track. Abbey got up and helped her fellow runner up to her feet and both finished the race. Their races were on YouTube by the time their races finished. I watched the replays on Brazilian TV, Chinese TV and other TV feeds. Millions saw the compassion that they showed to each other, and the guts they showed in finishing their races.
Abbey D’Agostino is just beginning running again, after the injuries she sustained in the fall. When I met Abbey, I was choked up, and I had not realized how much her performance had affected me or many, many others. A very warm athlete, Abbey spoke to us about her favorite NB shoe, the 860.
Special thanks to Mary Lawton, from Media Communications, for setting up the interviews. Special thanks to The Shoe Addicts for shooting and producing the video.