- One barefoot runner bagged a gold medal in this year's Palarong Pambansa
- Lheslie De Lima, 13, was surprised herself when she beat her competitors in the 3,000 meter run event last monday
- Though she used to practice with shoes, she admitted it was her choice to run without it
Nothing beats pure talent and gift--not even high end sports brands and elite equipment.
This was proven by 13 year old Lheslie De Lima who successfully gotten herself the first gold medal in this year's Palarong Pambansa. She did it with bare feet--literally.
In her event which is the 3,000 meter run for secondary girls, Lheslie defeated her competitors as she dashed towards the finish line without running shoes. Her closest competition also ran barefoot, but failed to defeat her.
Lheslie chose to run without shoes during the competition proper. This was her first gold medal after winning three silver medals back when she was in elementary school.
Her career in track and field began back when she was still in the 5th grade.
She certainly brought home pride to her family, especially to her father who works as a farmer in Baao, Camarines Sur. Lheslie is 5th of seven children.
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