Missing the bus may have been the best thing that ever happened to UK sprinter Jeffrey Lawal-Balogun:
"Then one day I was on my way to college and had to run after the bus. I must have been quite fast because a girl came up to me afterwards and asked if I ran with a club."
It turned out the girl was from Kent Athletic Club and she introduced him to leading sprint coach Clarence Callender, who was immediately impressed. Jeffrey, now 23, of Mottingham, South London, is already carving out a name for himself - and encouraging children to take up athletics at an early age. [...]
He added: "I never thought running after a bus would lead to all this. And the funny thing is, I missed it."
Link | Jeffrey's profile at The Stellar Group
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