Zola never believed she would become a great runner. It was just something that she loved doing, something that made her feel free. But in 1984, Zola achieved sudden fame when she broke the women’s 5,000-meter world record. She also achieved unwelcome fame for her unique barefooted-running style and for the controversy that marked her win.
For me, mobility means freedom. Not just physical freedom, but also emotional and spiritual freedom.