I met Jamarcus in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. He was just getting ready for his daily run, down an old dirt road, by the trailer where he and his family live. He was a couple of weeks from finishing high school and moving on with his life. 

Jamarcus: Running track changed my life more than anything.

BW: How did that change your life?

Jamarcus: I never knew I could do it and it turns out I’m pretty good at it. I just want to make it out of this small town and it’s looking like track is my way. I have a full ride scholarship to Valley and I joined the National Guard so they’ll pay me when I’m in school. I just want to get up outta here.