demonstrates the technique that has brought him multiple medals at the Paralympics and the World Championships.
If you've never seen me jump before, then here's a sample of how it goes.
My long jump caller, Wesley Williams, measures my running approach, which is 32.5 meters or approximately 106 feet. This is the distance that it takes for me to get from my initial step to the long jump takeoff board.
When I first began goalball, I never thought I would be sitting here today writing a blog about lessons learned. I began the sport in October 1995 as a junior in high school, and I did not have a lot of life experience. I had never flown on a plane or traveled away from the East Coast. Now it’s almost 17 years later – 3 Paralympics, 4 World Championships, many international and national tournaments – and it has been a great ride!
FROM:, Track and Field
I’ve often been asked what it takes to be an elite athlete, and through my years of training I’ve noticed that being a top-level athlete involves more than just running on a track. It really includes an entire lifestyle. Your sleep pattern, nutrition, stress, training, lifting, and pretty much everything you do on a daily basis will affect how you perform.