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BYU track star finds a home halfway across the world

“Just call me ‘Fatty,’” she tells people.

But with a time of 13.59 in the 100-meter hurdles, BYU women’s track team captain is anything but chubby. She prefers the nickname, she said, because few people can remember, much less pronounce her real name: Fatima Manziemie Makakala Dedrickson.

“When I first met her she said, ‘I’m Fatty,’ and I thought,’There is no way you are getting me to call a young woman fatty,’ but after a very short period of time I opened up to her a little bit and realized that she actually does like to be called ‘Fatty,’” BYU Women’s Assistant Track Coach Corey Murdock said.

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