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Running to Win

Weighing a mere 144 pounds and standing 5 feet, 9 inches, Mark Anderson began his track & field career at the age of 16. Despite the tragic suicide of his father and the physical abuse he endured from his stepfather, he went on to become the U.S. #1 ranked decathlete, and was America’s gold-medal hope for the 1984 Summer Olympics. On today’s classic edition of Family Talk, Mark shares about his $2,000-a-day cocaine habit, born out of pride and emotional pain, and how Jesus pulled him out of addiction and into a new life in Him.

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  • MarkAnderson
  • decathlete
  • decathlon
  • 1984OlympicGames
  • NCAAchampionships
  • UCLA
  • topathlete
  • alcohol
  • drugs
  • self-centered
  • self-seeking
  • pride
  • grace
  • mercy