And for the courage of Anna-Lisa to say that she sees her ability as a gift and seeks to use it for the glory of God.
While I do not really understand the pleasure of exercise, many do. Another athlete Eric Liddell (who she admires) said, "When I run it is in His pleasure."
"I'm a Christian and my religious faith is very important to me," [Anna-Lisa] Uttley said.
"That's why I am running. It is a gift I have been given and I have committed my running ability to God."
What ever we do we should do for the glory of God.
And she is by all accounts an excellent athlete, breaking the local 3 km record on 2 occasions; previously unbroken for > 20 years! While she may not always have the words to answer her sometimes sceptical questioning classmates, this may be for some of them a more powerful testimony.