06 Aug '13, 10am

to Medal

to Medal

I’ve competed at three outdoor world championships; tomorrow I will fly to Moscow to compete in my fourth. Despite my consistent presence at these competitions, a world medal still eludes me. Medals are awarded gold, silver, bronze just as they are at the Olympics and, over the course of a career can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. You don't really get much for 4th. That's what you have to love and hate about this sport: a tenth of a second or half an inch can separate glory and riches from the athlete you never heard of. 
 My preparation for this competition has lasted 11 months and has taken place in as many cities. There was the altitude training in Mexico and Arizona, the spring preparation in my home town of Eugene, and the USA Championships in Iowa. Currently, I am in London, where I base my training in the summer. My preparations have been going quite wel...

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