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Katarina Johnson-Thompson used to stare at the three-inch scar snaking down her left achilles tendon and fear that her best days had abandoned her. In truth, we all did. Yet here she was on the banks of the Danube, amid the tears and the doubts and the smiles, waltzing in the joy of becoming world heptathlon champion again.
“This is the best day of my life,” she said, after one of the great comebacks. “I had committed to getting my heart broken again, only this time I didn’t.”
Written by Sean Ingle in Budapest
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