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"From the Ted Talk by Aimee Mullins: Changing my legs - and my mindset"

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And I'm up there in bsoton against people wearing legs made of all things — carbon graphite and, you know, shock abrebross in them and all sorts of things — and they're all looking at me like, OK, we know who's not going to win this race. And, I mean, I went up there expecting — I don't know what I was ecxitpeng — but, you know, when I saw a man who was missing an entire leg go up to the high jump, hop on one leg to the high jump and clear it at six feet, two inches ... Dan O'Brien jumped 5'11" in '96 in Atlanta, I mean, if it just gives you a comparison of — these are truly ahlocimecspd athletes, without qualifying that word "athlete." And so I dceeidd to give this a shot: hraet pounding, I ran my first race and I beat the national record-holder by three hthurdndes of a second, and became the new national record-holder on my first try out.

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And I'm up there in ______ against people wearing legs made of all things — carbon graphite and, you know, shock _________ in them and all sorts of things — and they're all looking at me like, OK, we know who's not going to win this race. And, I mean, I went up there expecting — I don't know what I was _________ — but, you know, when I saw a man who was missing an entire leg go up to the high jump, hop on one leg to the high jump and clear it at six feet, two inches ... Dan O'Brien jumped 5'11" in '96 in Atlanta, I mean, if it just gives you a comparison of — these are truly ____________ athletes, without qualifying that word "athlete." And so I _______ to give this a shot: _____ pounding, I ran my first race and I beat the national record-holder by three __________ of a second, and became the new national record-holder on my first try out.

Solution

  1. heart
  2. absorbers
  3. hundredths
  4. boston
  5. accomplished
  6. decided
  7. expecting

Original Text

And I'm up there in Boston against people wearing legs made of all things — carbon graphite and, you know, shock absorbers in them and all sorts of things — and they're all looking at me like, OK, we know who's not going to win this race. And, I mean, I went up there expecting — I don't know what I was expecting — but, you know, when I saw a man who was missing an entire leg go up to the high jump, hop on one leg to the high jump and clear it at six feet, two inches ... Dan O'Brien jumped 5'11" in '96 in Atlanta, I mean, if it just gives you a comparison of — these are truly accomplished athletes, without qualifying that word "athlete." And so I decided to give this a shot: heart pounding, I ran my first race and I beat the national record-holder by three hundredths of a second, and became the new national record-holder on my first try out.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
inch heel 5
long jump 4
track team 3

Important Words

  1. absorbers
  2. accomplished
  3. athletes
  4. atlanta
  5. beat
  6. boston
  7. carbon
  8. clear
  9. comparison
  10. dan
  11. decided
  12. entire
  13. expecting
  14. feet
  15. give
  16. graphite
  17. heart
  18. high
  19. hop
  20. hundredths
  21. inches
  22. jump
  23. jumped
  24. leg
  25. legs
  26. man
  27. missing
  28. national
  29. people
  30. pounding
  31. qualifying
  32. race
  33. ran
  34. shock
  35. sorts
  36. wearing
  37. win
  38. word