Jamaican Track and Field Superstar Davian Clarke

Jamaican Track and Field Athlete Davian Clarke

When competitive careers are over, many athletes are quickly forgotten.  Past accomplishments are overshadowed by the exploits of current athletes, and opportunities to leverage athletic talents into careers related to their sport never materialize. For Davian Clarke, a former Jamaican track and field athlete, neither of those are true.  Clarke has taken advantage of his … Read more

Brooke Bennett: Starting from Scratch

Brooke Bennett, appropriately nicknamed “waterbabi’, was destined to be a swimmer.  It was her life.  It defined her. Beginning with swim lessons at 3, joining her first team at 5, and getting Olympic fever at 8, Brooke spent nearly every waking hour in the pool or thinking about how to swim faster.  And that dedication and focus … Read more

Mary Wineberg: Responsibility Without Regret

Mary Wineberg is a track and field athlete whose life is filled with love, success, and joy. She found love with her college sweetheart, Chris Wineberg, who she married in 2006. She found success in Beijing in 2008 when she stood alongside her teammates and accepted the Olympic gold medal in the 4x400m relay. And … Read more

April Holmes Prepares for the 2012 Paralympic Games

Some people become victims to tragic, life changing events.  For others, those same events neither define nor deter them – they simply become integrated experiences that shape and sculpt their lives. For April Holmes, one of those life changing moments occurred 11 years and 9 days ago, but the day is often overlooked.  April explains, … Read more

Olympic Archery: Taking Aim with Jake Kaminski

[su_youtube url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO102jz8sFM] Leaving the archer’s bow, an arrow travels at over 200 feet per second and seeks a circular bull’s eye the size of a compact disc 70 meters away.  To say that there isn’t much room for error in Olympic Archery is a gross understatement. And as you construct a mental image of a … Read more