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The happiest hurdler in the world deserves more screen time

I remember seeing this clip, way back: Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke, not nervous and freaking out before her big race — just happy to be there and filled with infectious joy.

And now she’s good-humored enough to do this video.

Happy Goddess of Australian Hurdlers, I salute you.

If anybody ever deserved to have their own reality show — a show people would actually watch to see somebody fun, instead of human train wrecks like Snooki and the cast of Jersey Shore — then it should be you, Michelle the Jenneke.

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This is Guy Bergstrom the writer, not the Guy Bergstrom in Stockholm or the guy in Minnesota who sells real estate or whatever. Separate guys. Kthxbai.

Guy Bergstrom. Photo by Suhyoon Cho.

Reformed journalist. Scribbler of speeches and whatnot. Wrote a thriller that won some award (PNWA 2013). Represented by Jill Marr of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.

About Guy Bergstrom

Reformed journalist. Scribbler of speeches and whatnot.

3 comments on “The happiest hurdler in the world deserves more screen time

  1. Cl Stegall
    December 15, 2012

    Love that she is good-natured. So many of those who hit that “fame-moment” either screw it up or completely ignore it. This was fun and simple and I agree that I might even give a show with her a shot. Thanks for the post, Guy!

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  2. Stan R. Mitchell
    December 14, 2012

    Amazing that I guessed who you were referring to from only reading the headline.

    That lady created quite a stir in just a matter of ten or fifteen seconds.

    Like

  3. susielindau
    December 14, 2012

    Love this!

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