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An Unlikely Track Star At DWU



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On paper, Hunter Bork rarely finishes better than last when he sprints for Dakota Wesleyan, but beating other runners isn't his main priority.

Bork lost his leg to cancer when he was in high school at Mount Vernon, but that hasn't stopped him from doing the things he loves...


"At first I started track just to stay in shape," Bork said, "I knew i wouldn't really be able to compete with everybody else."


Bork became a trackster for DWU, but, understandably, it was tough at first.


"My first couple meets, I was kinda down because I was in last place," Bork said, "But then I figured out, I'm not racing against everybody else, I'm racing against the clock."


Still, just like every other racer, Bork needed something to push himself. So now he's trying to qualify for the para-olympics, a goal that makes him, just another part of the team.


"As time went on, as practices got better, and as we got to meets, I dont even think about it," DWU Head Track Coach Pat Belling said, "I just look at him and he runs and I know his times just like I know everybody elses times and every single week we look to get better at something."


Now, the 100 percent cancer free sophomore stands very close to achieving his goal.


"His speed is just something that's gonna come, every single week he gets faster and faster and faster," Belling said, "But the starts are what really has improved from last year even to this year and even the weeks, they get better and better."


And each time he runs, Hunter Bork gets closer and closer to qualifying, defining the phrase, overcoming adversity.


If Bork does qualify, he hopes to raise enough money for the trip to the Para-Olympics, which are in Florida this summer.

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