December 01, 2015

The Natural: In October 2014, Andrea Duke, 35 years old and a competitive runner for only one of them, qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials.

posted by rumple to olympics at 07:29 PM - 3 comments

I occasionally wonder how many incredible athletes just never tried their sport (especially the less popular ones) and are living in a suburb somewhere, totally unaware that they could have Olympic medals in some random thing that just never came up or that didn't "click" for them when they had to do it in PE.

posted by Etrigan at 08:13 PM on December 01

I'm not suggesting in any way that this is the case, but if you told me some previously unknown athlete was suddenly producing at an Olympic/elite level with just a year or two of training, how can I not think that something...untoward...has been done.

posted by grum@work at 08:26 PM on December 01

Not sure what The Cauldron is. Compelling story, but I could barely endure the telling of it.

I happen to know a couple of UIW faculty members. The place has an intriguing faculty and staff that includes, among others, the well-traveled and formerly herbivorous Ricky Williams.

posted by beaverboard at 10:40 PM on December 01

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