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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2012
The vivacious, dancing, bubbly Kellie Wells will be featured on ESPN's E:60 episode tonight with Lisa Salters.
What drives Kellie Wells as an athlete? Why is she before us today? So many don't know the story or understand the path an athlete takes towards becoming a winner in your eyes. Her dark past will be on display and her will to keep going will be before us all watching.
E:60 on Tuesday, Sept. 11 Features Ray Lewis, Matt Kemp, and US Olympic Medalist’s Heart-Breaking Past Kellie Wells
ESPN’s award-winning news magazine, E:60, continues Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m., with an episode that features Baltimore Ravens perennial Pro-Bowler Ray Lewis (reporter Rachel Nichols), LA Dodgers All-Star Matt Kemp (reporter Chris Connelly), and US Olympian Kellie Wells (reporter Lisa Salters), who overcame a tragic childhood to medal at the recent Summer Olympics in London.
After suffering a heartbreaking injury at the 2008 Olympic Trials where she was unable to compete in the finals due to a hamstring tear, Wells made an impressive comeback in 2011 by winning her first outdoor and indoor national titles, and dominating the top marks lists. Wells’ winning time of 7.79 at the 2011 USA Indoor Championships was the No. 1 time in the world for the year, and at the time gave her the nine fastest times in the world. In the summer of 2011, Wells also went public with another heartbreaking struggle she faced – being sexually abused by her mother’s boyfriend. Wells moved out of the abusive house in the 10th grade and a few weeks later her mother passed away in a car accident. Wells unknowingly drove past the accident site on her way home, not realizing her mother was in the wrecked car.