Mary Moraa shares throwback photo of humble beginnings to inspire fans

ATHLETICS Mary Moraa shares throwback photo of humble beginnings to inspire fans

Abigael Wafula 13:00 - 20.11.2023

Kisii Express Mary Moraa has shared a throwback photo of herself and captioned it with an inspiring message.

Rome was not built in a day is a quote that resonates with many athletes and reigning World 800m champion Mary Moraa is not an exception.

Moraa started off her professional career back in 2017, when she competed at the World Under-18 Championships held at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani, Nairobi.

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At the time, she competed in the 200m, 400m, and 4x400m mixed relay. In the 200m, she failed to proceed to the final after finishing sixth in the Heats. In the 400m, she finished second in the final while in the mixed relay, her team finished fourth.

No one would ever think that Moraa would become a champion if not for her hard work and sacrifices that have seen her make huge earnings and a name for herself in 2023.

She posted one photo from the 2017 championship on her Facebook page and captioned it: “Nothing in nature blooms all year, be patient with yourself. Humble beginnings. Blessed week my lovely people.”

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Moraa has been a true definition of consistency and hard work and she has not shied away from telling people her truth.

She competed in the 400m at the 2018 World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland where she finished fifth in the final. She switched to the senior category and competed at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar but did not make it to the final.

That was the moment she decided to venture into the 800m race where she has achieved a lot so far. This year, she became just but the third Kenyan woman to bag the world title over the two-lap race.

She follows in the footsteps of Janeth Jepkosgei and Eunice Sum who bagged the titles in 2007 and 2013 respectively.

She also lost only one race over the specialty this season, where she finished fourth at the Prefontaine Classic, the Diamond League Meeting final.