Team USA Olympic Track and Field Athletes on Twitter

Team USA Olympic Track and Field Athletes on Twitter

Looking for the Twitter accounts for the Olympic athletes of Team USA Track and Field?   Below is the list I compiled for the 127 athletes (although not all team members use Twitter).  If you find any inaccuracies or additions that need to be made, tweet me at @MyAthleticLife or leave a comment below. Update: … Read more

A Unique Olympic Opportunity for UNC Graduate Liz Mott

Over the past year I have enjoyed getting to know Liz Mott, an exceptional 400 meter track athlete who recently graduated from the University of North Carolina.  And last week while dropping off my sons at UNC track camp, I had a chance to chat with her.  I knew that Liz had been thinking about … Read more

Track and Field Resources

Track and Field Resources

Much like the cicadas that emerge every thirteen years to bask in glory for a few weeks, the world of track and field is starting to buzz again.  You see, we have less than one month until the 2012 Olympic Trials, followed by the London Games in July.  This means that the general public, not … Read more

Bryan Clay: Redeemed and Resolute

Bryan Clay

photo credit:  Bryan Clay Bryan Clay isn’t exactly your prototypical decathlete.  He is all of five feet ten inches tall and approximately 180 pounds, a good six inches shorter and 20 pounds lighter than most of his competitors.  That smaller frame should be a big disadvantage.  But for the better part of a decade Bryan … Read more

Amy Yoder Begley Practices Perseverance

When American middle distance runner Amy Yoder Begley talks about preparing for the Olympics, she knows what she is talking about.  In 2008 she qualified for the Beijing Olympics in the 10,000 meters by crushing the last 800 meters.  However, her performance at the Games left her unsatisfied.  And, given her aspirations for London, in … Read more