Five years ago, this runner tweeted that she would make the Olympics -- she was right

Before she started college, runner Morolake Akinosun made a bold prediction: That someday she would make the US Olympic team. 

On July 28, 2011, she decided to make that prediction official by posting it on Twitter. That day, she tweeted: “In 2016, I will be 22, graduated from a school I have not chosen yet, and going to the olympics (:” 

Lo and behold — five years later — she has made that dream a reality. On July 30, she took to Twitter again, linking back to that 2011 tweet and sharing a few updates on her progress: “It’s 2016. I graduate from Texas in December. I’m going to the Olympics next week,” she wrote. 

Watch Akinosun compete in Rio in the 100-meter race and 4×100-meter relay on August 12 and 18, respectively. 

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