Monday, April 20, 2015
V5 N 32 David Hemery 68 400 IH Gold Medalist to Attempt London Marathon
Found this piece in "The Telegraph" today, it was also mentioned on TF&N's website. Nice little background piece. He'll be running the London marathon in 48 sec. intervals with 60 seconds walking. The article also describes how Mr. Hemery made a few dollars in the Brit equivalent of Sports Superstars and was able to make a down payment on his first house, then moved to Boston, where here coached at BU for a number of years. If I recall, Peter Snell got a little nest egg on the American version of that show and was able to fund his way to grad school in the States to become an exercise physiologist. A group of my friends and myself included used to refer to the program as "Trash Sports", but it looks like it did have a few positive outcomes for the participants. NFL'ers didn't fare too well in this show.
Posted by Roy Mason/ George Brose at 4/20/2015 09:33:00 AM