More than a hundred individuals got together at North Domingo Skate Park to offer Mariah Duran a warm welcome house.
“On behalf of the City of Albuquerque as your elected mayor, August 14th, 2021 is now ‘Mariah Duran Day’ in the Duke City,” stated Keller.
Albuquerque’s Parks and Recreation Director Dave Simon stated Duran is living evidence that effort actually does settle, no matter where you wind up.
“Not everybody can be an Olympian, however everybody can discover their finest self when they discover to devote and work and take pleasure in something they enjoy, however you understand what, our objective too is to enhance all of these centers, so we can develop more Olympians here from Albuquerque,” stated Simon.
Duran stated she understands she’s currently leading the way for those future champs.
“I think that every youngster can discover their own motivation, I believe I’m certainly an entrance to unlock, sort of similar to, reveal what’s really possible,” she stated.
She’s not simply a good example for youngsters.
“And you know, you did inspire me to hop on a board for the first time in at least 15 years, and that was fun, it’s still really fun,” stated Keller.
Duran stated she has a couple of more competitors lined up later on this year, however she’s currently got her eye on the 2024 summer season video games in Paris.
“That’s certainly an objective of mine for sure, definitely. Until then, I’m simply going to live my life and win over every day as best as I can,” stated Duran.