Novlene Williams-Mills

Running Down Cancer.
Sprinter. Champion. Resurgent. Beautiful.

From ESPN  |  By Morty Ain

Excerpt: “Olympic sprinter Novlene Williams-Mills understands the importance of time. After graduating from the University of Florida in 2004, the Jamaican-born track star helped her home country medal in the 4×400-meter relay at the Athens Olympics, then again in Beijing in 2008. But in 2012, just weeks before the London Games, Williams-Mills, then 30, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She endured four surgeries — and went on to win two more Olympic medals. Today, Williams-Mills is an elite, cancer-surviving athlete. She posed for this year’s (ESPN) Body Issue in order to share her powerful story.”

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