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HANGING WITH MR. COOPER: LIBERIA’S TRACK TEAM COACH

Written by Manseen Logan, Photo ©2015 Steve Strother Photo & Video

“Liberia was going through a war and I was proud to represent my country. I was proud to show that there was still hope for us.” -Sayon Cooper

Humble Beginnings

Grow up. Become a soccer star. The typical Liberian boy aspires to reach these two milestones.

Before heading to Rio, Liberia’s track team coach, Sayon Cooper sat in his office at the Morehouse School of Medicine and reflected on how his soccer dreams turned into track and field success.

“I didn’t know anything about going to college for free on a track scholarship,” Sayon Cooper admits.

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Liberia’s Results at the 2016 African Senior Championships

DAY 1 OF AFRICAN SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Liberian female sprinter Ada Udaya placed 3rd in her 100m heat and 4th in her semi-final heat, at the 20th African Senior Championships which began Wed. June 22.

Udaya, along with other global track & field athletes, is fighting to qualify for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games. The athletes have until July 11 to clench their spot among the 2,005 international track stars who will compete  in Rio.

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