As many of you already know, the 2008 Olympics are quickly approaching in early August. Before the Opening Ceremony, an action-packed and intense process must happen first: comprising the Official US Team. I work with these athletes one-on-one and let me share with you–I have so much respect for their dedication and hard work. They train for four years straight, hold down jobs to take care of their bills, provide for their families, and still must perform at a world-class level when these Trials come around every four years.
For those that like to watch this kind of event, starting this coming Friday (June 27th) in Eugene, OR, the track and field team will be made. I will be traveling up there to watch and work with some of my clients/friends as they compete to earn that coveted honor of making the team that will travel to Beijing in AUG. Please tune in as the events will be televised throughout the week-long competition.
Some of the athletes to watch out for this next week:
Sprinter Tyson Gay looks strong going into next week. Shot Putter Adam Nelson is always fun to watch–mentally strong and a fierce competitor. Allyson Felix has to be the favorite in the 100M sprint. Discus Thrower Suzy Powell-Roos is the one to beat–she currently holds the American Record and is the best thrower in the US. Amy Acuff in the high jump looks strong.
It will be an exciting time next week and my hat goes off to all of the athletes competing in the next week.