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Letter: Local athlete, international aspirations!
Published on July 3, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

Dear Sir:

The 2012 Olympics inspired something inside all athletes: the opportunity to represent their country in an international arena. I am no different. I’m 22-year-old Christopher Peguero, 400m hurdler and sprinter, and I’m ready to be a part of it all.

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and have been running track since high school. The energy of competing carried me through my college years where I made an impressive mark by becoming a conference all-star. Not only that, but I became a conference medallion throughout my entire college career at York College. After graduation, I found my way to the Central Park Track Club. I’ve managed to get my 400m sprint time to 49 seconds, and only need those final 2 shaved off to meet the national requirement.

Now I also face another major hurdle in achieving my dream: becoming a member of the Dominican Republic national track team. My parents and grandparents were all born and raised in the Dominican Republic, so my roots strongly stem from there. I believe being on the team is a big accomplishment in itself, and I need to gain dual citizenship in order to make this happen. Luckily I already have met one requirement – having Dominican-born parents.

I am currently looking into the Pan American games during Summer 2015 and have already been in contact with the coach through email. I have received sponsorship from Coco Libre, ATP Extreme, Hylete and Braaap Nutrition and feel I am well on my way to achieving my dreams.

I know I can turn my ambitions into a reality. I have my sponsors, my family and my friends who all believe in my abilities. Most importantly, I have my determination and confidence to carry me through.

Follow my progress on Instagram at Christopher_Peguero

Christopher Peguero
 
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