33voices, interviews Ricky Berens, two-time Olympic gold medalist.
To Be An Olympian
To be an Olympian is the ultimate of athletic endeavors – Not only are you representing your country on the grandest of stages, you’re in the company of the world’s most insanely conditioned and competitive human beings. Because they take place only once every four years, the Olympics demand an especially rigorous training regiment; one that goes way beyond physical conditioning. When you put in perspective the act of spending four grueling years to prepare for a single event – one that’s likely to last only a few minutes; you realize that perhaps your greatest competitive advantage is in your head and heart. Arguably the most exciting Olympic sport over the past eight years has been the mens swimming events – and although the great Michael Phelps was the focal point; it was the team that reigned supreme. Ricky Berens gives you an inside glimpse —-