Inspiring Read

Short post (not the BIG EXCITING POST coming tomorrow) to link to this article– a fantastic and inspiring read if you have a few minutes. Sheila Taormina is the only woman– and as far as I know, the only athlete– to compete in three different disciplines at the summer Olympic games. She competed in the swimming competition in the 1996 Atlanta Games, raced as a Triathlete in the 2000 and 2004 Games, and most recently competed in the archaic but fascinating discipline of Modern Pentathlon in the 2008 Games.

The story is particularly compelling to me because of the sheer determination required to not just compete at the highest level in a sport she was familiar with, which is certainly difficult enough, but to also start anew and develop world-class talent in new sports as she went on later into her athletic life.

It’s never too late to learn a new skill and pursue your passions– a message that goes out especially to all the novice we hope to recruit this week and next.


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