Dakota White, a young African-American girl from Dallas, Texas, has been named the fastest kid in the United States of America.
Earlier this month, Dakota and her teammates from the Fort Worth-based Xpress Track Club broke the previous mark for the girls’ 8 and under 100-meter relay at the AAU Junior Olympics.
She also set a new record by completing her portion in 59.08 seconds.
Before that, Dakota received widespread media coverage after Tiktok recordings of her competing in a track last year went viral.
Dakota started her career at the young age of three under the tutelage of her father, former TCU wide receiver Cam White
“She simply had insanely good form. Although it wasn’t quick, her form was already ideal, and as she advanced, we began hiring her several coaches,” he told Fox 4 News. “Since the previous year, Dakota has placed first in every contest she entered. She also keeps up her rigorous training schedule without missing a day, even during the sweltering summer months.”
Her father also added that she always takes care to consume a balanced diet and drink lots of water. Reduce the variety of snacks and meals while maintaining a balanced diet.
“You are aware that children enjoy eating a lot of junk food. Don’t misunderstand me. We restricted what she could eat, but I didn’t take anything away from her,” he added. “She works out a much.”
Dakota is also proud of her accomplishments, which include her most recent Junior Olympics gold medal. “When I see them, it’s like 100 to me,” she said.