Today’s Dame of the Day is Kaltouma Nadjina (November 16, 1976-). As a student, Nadjina showed promise as a sprinter; when she got older, a grant from the International Olympic Committee allowed her to leave her native Chad and move to Canada to train full-time. Nadjina holds the Chadian records for the 100, 200, 400 and 800 meters.
Today’s Dame of the Day is Danah Al-Nasrallah (March 7, 1988-). In 2004, Al-Nasrallah became the first Kuwaiti woman to compete in the Olympic games; she represented her country as a track and field competitor. Today, she continues her involvement in the running community as an assistant cross country coach in Ann Arbor, Michigan.