Francena McCorory: ‘No Matter How Fast I Run, it’s Important to Not Get Ahead of God in Life’ (Gospel Light Minute #67)

Francena McCorory
Francena McCorory

She is an American track and field athlete, known primarily for running the 400 meters. She is the NCAA and American indoor record holder in that event. She was also a United States representative to the 2011 World Championships in Athletics and she anchored Team USA to a gold medal in the 4 x 400-meter relay at the 2011 World Championships in South Korea. She was a part of the U.S. Women’s Track & Field team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She and her team won gold in the 4 × 400 meter relay competition.

Before she left for the 2012 Olympics in London, she said of the race, “I want to win for Jesus Christ. It’s a tough race, but if you have faith in God and faith in yourself and just faith in your training and what you’ve been working towards, it can be fun. It’s all about your mindset.” She says of her faith, “I tell my friends and family all the time, ‘Jesus is the one who gave me this ability.’ I can’t get out here and run on the track by myself. It’s all Him. He blessed me with this talent, and I just want to use it to glorify Him. No matter how fast I run, it’s important to not get ahead of God. I make sure He is leading the way on and off the track.” Her name is Francena McCorory.


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