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Quince Orchard runner inspired by mom

Evan Laratta (right) greets his mother, Judy, with a hug after racing at Gaithersburg Farm Park in Maryland, where he won the Montgomery County Championships on Oct. 22. Dave Watt/ESPNHS

Quince Orchard (Gaithersburg, Md.) cross country runner Evan Laratta summed it by saying, "I know she can fight through her cancer, so then it shouldn’t be a problem for me win a race. She inspired me and it pushed me more."

Laratta's touching story was featured on DyeStat. See how this athlete was inspired to win a race few thought he had a chance to win -- including his mother.