Rio 2016: Somali sprinter Maryam Muse hailed as ‘inspiration’ finished her 400m

World class athletes are not supposed to get props just for their effort. But Somalia’s Maryan Nuh Muse should be that exception.

She finished 57th out of 57 and yet, she was still called an “inspiration.” Because she is.

Muse, the 19-year-old who ran her race covered from head to toe in a sky blue head wrap and black leggings, continued a recent tradition of Somali athletes, particularly female, who defy the odds of their country’s conditions to appear in the Olympics.

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