Tanyaradzwa ‘Tanya’ Muzinda is not your average teenager. At 15, she is already one of Zimbabwe’s Motocross champions.Held on off-road circuits, Motocross is a form of motorbike racing that is dangerous, expensive and requires a lot of training.But these challenges have not stopped Tanya from competing in local and international tournaments.

Born in Harare, Zimbabwe’s most populous city, she says she started riding when she was only five years old, inspired by her father, a former biker.”My dad used to ride motorbikes in the past so I got the motivation for Motocross from him,” she told CNN.It is perhaps an unusual sport for a five year old to take up, given the potential risk of serious injury, something that Muzinda has not escaped.In 2017, she fell off a 100 feet long jump, hurting her hip, while practicing for a race.”I was not able to walk properly for a few months. It also affected my back, so I have back problems that I have to work on,” she said.

via CNN