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7-Year-Old Black Girl Makes History as the Fastest Kid in the United States of America

7-year-old African American, Dakota White has made history in the United States of America as the fastest kid in the United States. Dakota also set a new national record for the Junior Olympics.

Dakota made the headlines earlier this month with Xpress Track Club in Fort Worth as she set a new national record in the girls 8 and under 100-meter relay at the AAU Junior Olympics. She finished the race in 59.08 seconds.

“She just had form, like crazy form. It wasn’t fast, but her form was already perfect. So then as she progressed, we started getting her different trainers,” her father told Fox 4 News.

The 7-year-old has won all the races he has ran for winning all the competitions she competed in. Dakota has been an athlete since the age of three. With the help of her father, Cam White, a former TCU wide receiver, Dakota started training at the age of three.

Dakota has been training for almost every day of her life, she barely skips a day without training – even in the summer she trains. Her father told news reporters that his daughter hydrate a lot and take a balance diet.

“Cut down on different snacks and foods, eating pretty healthy. As a kid, you know they like to eat a lot of junk food. Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t take a lot away from her, but we limited what she could eat,” he said. “She trains hard.”

Dakota says she’s proud of her achievements and winning the Junior Olympics gold medal makes her feel proud of her hard work.

Abu Bakarr Jalloh

Abu Bakarr Jalloh is a Sierra Leonean content writer, author, Neo Pan-African and founder of The African Dream, an online platform for inspiring, positive and compelling African stories. Contact: WhatsApp: +23276211583


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