This Is What It's Really Like To Be An Olympian—And It's Not As Glamorous As You Think
2 months ago, 17 Jan 18:14
We root for them. We tear up for them. We fist-pump and yell at TVs for them. But before America's athletes compete on the world's biggest stage, there are realities not broadcast: They train far away from loved ones, hold down day jobs, and miss family events. This is the unvarnished, inspiring story of one such Olympian, bobsledder Jamie Greubel Poser. A large American flag serendipitously hangs at the midtown Manhattan gym where I'm to meet her. She's still shaking off the jet lag of a 17-hou ...
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