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I had a sobering moment yesterday that I may never realise my Olympic Dream. The Olympic buzz is everywhere around me. Living at the AIS base in Italy I’m surrounded by the heavy hitters not only from Australia but other countries as well, all chasing that dream. The Olympics is why I have always done sport. I was mesmerised by the Olympics from an early age. I sat in front of the telly transfixed to the screen, watching South African swimming legend Penny Heyns win yet another medal. I decided right then and there at the age of 7 that I would one day parade around the running track with a gold medal around my neck, waving to the crowd, blowing kisses to my parents. Fast forward to the Sydney Olympics and I was competing in the Pan- Pacific Championships as an 11–year-old 800/1500m runner. We had the privilege of watching the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games before the rest of the world. I walked into Homebush running track believing I would one day run here like Cathy Freeman. It’s now 12 years later and I’m no longer a runner but a professional cyclist in my first year as a pro. I’d had a successful start to my career with wins in the USA, and now I found myself in London as a guest of a team sponsor, to cheer on my teammates at the Olympics time trial in 2012. The Olympic fire began to ignite in me again, just like that... I could smell it, I could taste it…I was hungry to get my chance at the Olympic Dream. Now in my fifth year as a pro, the Olympics is here once again. Everyone always says the same thing, but I honestly don’t know where the last few years went… Here I am, about to start the second part of the racing calendar, and I will not be in contention to go to the games. Last year when I had my first meetings with ORICA, the team asked what my goals were for this year, and ifthe Olympics was one of them. So nope, the Olympics was not a goal. I would instead focus my energy towards a strong Spring, and making the team for the World Championships in Qatar, which is pancake flat, and would suit me much better than a mountainous course in Rio. At what point had I backed out and let the Olympic Dream die. Was I terrified to put all my hopes and dreams into making the team, and then not making it. That I would fail that 7-year-old me. I’m a realist, I really did. Source: cyclingtips.com
I sat in front of the telly transfixed to the screen, watching South African swimming legend Penny Heyns win yet another medal. I decided right then and there at the age of 7 that I would one day parade around the running track with a gold medal around
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