Mike Hazle: Heeding the Call to Serve

Mike Hazle Javelin Throw

What is your vision of how elite Olympic athletes live and train?  Are they able to enjoy the financial fruits of their athletic achievements?  Are they surrounded by a cadre of coaches, trainers, sponsors, and handlers who attend to their every need?  If this is your image of an Olympic athlete, prepare to be disappointed. … Read more

Smooth Sailing with CrossFit: Team Maclaren Goes for Gold

  Anna Tunnicliffe (center) is no stranger to Olympic sailing gold, and next summer in London she will attempt a repeat performance.   However, unlike her solo victory in Beijing in 2008, Anna will be stationed alongside teammates Molly Vandemoer (right) and Debbie Capozzi (left) on an Elliott 6m keelboat. In addition to sailing, all three … Read more

Brianna Glenn: Ready for Takeoff

Brianna Glenn Jumping

 

As I contemplate my own goals for athletic achievement, it is difficult for me to imagine what it must be like to pursue an Olympic dream.  Olympic athletes make enormous sacrifices (physical, financial, social, and emotional) all with the hope of representing their country and competing against talent that has taken a similar path.

Brianna Glenn has been competing and winning at an elite level in track and field for over a decade. With personal bests of 11.10 seconds in the 100m, 22.21 seconds in the 200m, and a 6.87 meter (22 feet 6.5 inches) long jump, Brianna is hoping to add one more achievement to her incredible career:  2012 Olympic medalist.  Injuries in 2008 prevented her from realizing her dream at the Beijing Olympics; however if sheer determination is any predictor of success, Brianna will certainly find a spot competing in the long jump for the United States next year in London.

Brianna has graciously agreed to answer a few of our questions:

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Heather Dorniden Kampf: Running With Passion

Heather Dorniden from The Race

Editor’s Note:  Heather Dorniden Kampf’s performance in the video below may be the most inspirational athletic performance I have ever witnessed.  It is a reminder that our perception of what is possible may be the largest limiting factor in achieving and surpassing our goals. However, life is much more than a one-and-a-half minute race and … Read more