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Visually impaired marathon runner Misato Michishita revealed how coronavirus pandemic struggles helped her find new sources of strength that she hopes will aid her quest for gold at the Tokyo Paralympics, which begin in 300 days.

In a recent interview with Kyodo News, Michishita, who holds the marathon world record for the women’s T12 class, said her single-minded obsession with Paralympic gold is what has kept her going for the last six months amid coronavirus-related restrictions.

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