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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 00:37

Ryan Crouser: Is The Best Yet To Come?

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Nov. 27, 2016 
By Dave Hunter
 
A favorite, accurate, and often-used sports saying declares, “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” So true.  Ah, but when talent does work hard you have, well, Ryan Crouser – a young, gifted, and dedicated athlete who’s the reigning Olympic gold medalist and Olympic record-holder in the shot put.
 
Few look askance when – in the months that follow the Olympic Games – newly-crowned gold medalists take a break from training to rest, recuperate, and savor their winning performance. But when we recently caught up with Ryan Crouser, the 6’ 7” 290-pound Olympic champion wasn’t chilling. He was logging time at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California working to build strength and gain some quality weight in preparation for the upcoming world championship year.  

RunBlogRun provides a quick note: We received this yesterday. As you know, it may take me a few days to gather an opinion. Lots to digest here. I will post the release in its original form, or close, and then, my comments. Here we go!

San Diego, Calif., Dec. 10, 2016 – Claudia Lane of Malibu, Calif., and Reed Brown of South Lake, Texas, captured first place titles at the 38th Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) National Finals at Morley Field, Balboa Park in San Diego, Calif., today. Race conditions were good with dry terrain, cloudy skies and cool temperatures reaching 60 degrees.

You’ve now got three months of solid training behind you. Keep the days between racing and the hard days relaxed. Now it’s time to focus on your racing. How are you feeling? When do you tire? When do you kick? Try some different race strategies.

You’ve now got three months of solid training behind you. Keep the days between racing and the hard days relaxed. Now it’s time to focus on your racing. How are you feeling? When do you tire? When do you kick? Try some different race strategies.

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