“Running has given me my identity as a person. It’s given me a purpose.
It’s given me an outlet for when times are really tough. It’s given me connections with other people and opportunities that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. Jemima Tennekoon is a Track and Field athlete who has been a runner for as long as she can remember.
I’ve loved watching the top athletes at the Olympics and distance runners, running marathons. Growing up as a sprinter, racing predominately over 400m, Jemima chose to change events and move to the 800m in 2021.
When I first lined up for my first 800m, I wasn’t even sure if I’d get round the second lap.
Whatever shape or form running takes, I’ve always been a runner and I’ve always loved running”