Monday, June 25, 2012

Olympic Track & Field Trials

Two years ago I had the great pleasure to pass the Olympic Torch to my good friend Arnold Schwarzenegger for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.  That experience had a great impact on me.  After handing off that torch, I decided I wanted to actually be competing in the Summer Olympics in London, England in 2012.

For the past two years, I've been in training for the chance to compete in Eugene, Oregon for an event I wasn't even sure would exist yet.  I lobbied the U.S. Olympic Track & Field committee and finally convinced them to hold the first ever test run of the 100 Mile event to see if it could be a legitimate event for future Olympics.

Yesterday, in an untelevised event, I ran with 8 other select individuals in the 100 Miler.  The race is approximately 402 laps around the track, a grueling test of pure will.  I'm proud to report that I edged out the competition in a thrilling photo finish.

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