Sporting Life: Best gift for kids is to see a diversity of heroes

Olympic triathlete Jess Learmonth's willingness to speak about her dyslexia is poignant for it speaks to the value of sport. PHOTO: SUPER LEAGUE TRIATHLON
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You're dyslexic, you struggle to decode letters and read words, you feel left out in school, you're somewhat stuck and lost. "You feel like you're not good at anything," says the Olympic triathlete Jess Learmonth about her days in school. It dents your self-worth, it erodes your confidence.

Then you find sport.

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