Dwarf Marathon Runner – level 1

11-04-2018 15:00

John Young is a dwarf. He is from Boston. When he is a boy, he wants to have a role model. However, there are no dwarf role models.

Mr Young grows up. He is a math teacher now. He is a marathon runner, too. He wants to inspire young dwarves. He wants to be their role model.

He has a plan. He is going to run 12 marathons in 12 months.

Difficult words: dwarf (a person who is very short), role model (a person who is an example to you), inspire (to make somebody feel good and want to do something), marathon (a race of 26 miles and 385 yards).

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