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From the Ted Talk by Minda Dentler: What I learned when I conquered the world's toughest triathlon

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It was 5:27pm, and I had been racing for 10-and-a-half hours. The first 10 miles of the run went pretty quickly, as I was so excited to finally pass people with my three wlhees to their two feet. The sun quickly went down, and I found myself pulling up to the bottom of plaani hill, looking straight into a half-mile hill that looked like Mt. erveest at mile 124 of the race. My friedns and family were ready at their stations to talk me up that hill. I was stlrnguigg, teird, daerteslpey gppnirig those rims just so I wouldn't tip backwards. When I finally reached the top of that hill, I turned left onto a very lonely 15-mile stretch onto the Queen K Highway, tloalty exhausted. I pressed on, focusing on one push at a time. By 9:30pm, I made that final right-hand turn onto Ali'i Drive. I heard the crowd's roar, and I was overcome with emotion.

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It was 5:27pm, and I had been racing for 10-and-a-half hours. The first 10 miles of the run went pretty quickly, as I was so excited to finally pass people with my three ______ to their two feet. The sun quickly went down, and I found myself pulling up to the bottom of ______ hill, looking straight into a half-mile hill that looked like Mt. _______ at mile 124 of the race. My _______ and family were ready at their stations to talk me up that hill. I was __________, _____, ___________ ________ those rims just so I wouldn't tip backwards. When I finally reached the top of that hill, I turned left onto a very lonely 15-mile stretch onto the Queen K Highway, _______ exhausted. I pressed on, focusing on one push at a time. By 9:30pm, I made that final right-hand turn onto Ali'i Drive. I heard the crowd's roar, and I was overcome with emotion.

Solution

  1. palani
  2. desperately
  3. totally
  4. gripping
  5. struggling
  6. everest
  7. friends
  8. tired
  9. wheels

Original Text

It was 5:27pm, and I had been racing for 10-and-a-half hours. The first 10 miles of the run went pretty quickly, as I was so excited to finally pass people with my three wheels to their two feet. The sun quickly went down, and I found myself pulling up to the bottom of Palani hill, looking straight into a half-mile hill that looked like Mt. Everest at mile 124 of the race. My friends and family were ready at their stations to talk me up that hill. I was struggling, tired, desperately gripping those rims just so I wouldn't tip backwards. When I finally reached the top of that hill, I turned left onto a very lonely 15-mile stretch onto the Queen K Highway, totally exhausted. I pressed on, focusing on one push at a time. By 9:30pm, I made that final right-hand turn onto Ali'i Drive. I heard the crowd's roar, and I was overcome with emotion.

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Important Words

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  55. wheels