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Diabetes is no match for Dover cross country runner Emily Cook

Emily Cook - Dover Cross Country...

DOVER, De - Emily Cook, a Senior at Dover High School, took to cross country her junior year. A natural at field hockey (likely a sport she will pursue at the collegiate level) Cook decided to swap the field for the much longer cross country course. 

Running, and especially competitive running, takes much time and dedication, not to mention tireless work ethic and determination. Waking up at 6:00a.m. for school, switching in between eight hours of classes and then finally making it to practice can be exhausting for any teenage student athlete. But what about an athlete that has type one diabetes? Is practicing any harder? Is competing any more difficult? Are there any limitations? For Emily Cook, type one has been a part of her life since she was a young kid. 

Emily has managed this disease at every level and it has never stood in the way; especially when it comes to athletics. She practices and competes just like any other runner. There are a few modifications but Emily pushes forward with a smile and positive attitude.

The future is bright for Emily, and anyone searching for a little inspiration should follow her advice.


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