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July 26th, 2012
06:52 AM ET

Sprint kayaker overcomes disease to compete in the Olympics – Rob Marciano reports

U.S. athlete Carrie Johnson will race in both the 200 and the 500-meter sprint kayak races in her third and final Olympics this year.

Although she has yet to earn a medal in the previous Olympic Games, she's determined to finish strong despite struggling with Crohn's disease.

CNN's Rob Marciano brings Johnson's story to Early Start this morning and takes a dry run in the athlete's kayak.

Filed under: 2012 London Olympics
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