When you break a record, there are usually two questions asked of you by journalists – how did you get here, and do you think you can maintain this performance?

The first is an obvious combination of a strong belief in what you are trying to accomplish, hard work and persistence. Mia Hamm, the former football player who won two gold medals for the US at the Olympic games and enjoyed seven years of success with the national team, once showed a poetic approach to…

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