If You’re Not Following Samantha Murray….You Are Missing Out

 

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At only 26, Samantha Murray has accomplished more than many people will in the entire lifespan.  With an entire laundry list of accolades, (see here..) including 1 Olympic Silver Medal, 2 World Championship Medals, 2 British Championship Gold Medals, and 8 World Cup Top 10 Finishes, this athletic phenom found herself to be the Pentathlete contender to be reckoned with.
 

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Born on the 25th September 1989 in Preston, England and growing up in Clitheroe, Samantha participated in several sports: including gymnastics, dance, swimming, netball and athletics. All this athletic prowess not withstanding, Samantha is a farm girl at heart. She grew up spending much of her youth helping out and riding horses on her Grandparents farm. As she grew, she became active in gymkhana and show jumping.  Then through her swimming club she was asked to try out for a Biathlon. Although the nature of the competition was geared towards running and swimming, pistol shooting was also being held there. So, she found out that shooting practice was being held next to the swimming pool where she trained and she attended shooting classes before swim classes. Then, she took up fencing so that she could compete in her very first Modern Pentathlon.


In all these things, Samantha never neglected her academic pursuits. When she turned 18, she began studying for a degree in French and Politics at the University of Bath and joined the National Performance
Centre for Modern Pentathlon. Because the University was located at the Sports Training Village, Samantha was able to pursue her degree and also her training requirements.

There, she grew in terms of her stellar athleticism and performance. She still trains in Bath and continues to aspire for the one thing that is absolutely inherent in her nature. Pure. Unbridled. Excellence.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, all this talk has me pretty inspired myself. Time to write my next opus! 

All the best to you, Samantha! Your heart, soul, passion and desire cannot be replaced, and are something this world sorely needs to see!
 

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