Posted 8:33 AM 8/3/2012 : Vote for your favorite Olympic Dreamer!
All week long, the News 4 Tucson Today crew has had Olympic Dreams!
John, Danielle, Nichole, Jeff and Samantha trained with former Olympic athletes and coaches, and all week, we've been sharing their Olympic experiences on Tucson Today.
John trained with world-class cyclist Kathryn Bertine, Danielle took aim at the Tucson Trap and Skeet Club, Nichole vaulted the hurdles with former Olympic athlete LaTanya Sheffield, Samantha took to the pool with UA swimming coach Rick DeMony, and Jeff tried his hand (and feet) at gymnastics in the final installment of Olympic Dreamers.
Check out the videos of their training above, and also, check out the News 4 Tucson Facebook page to see each Dreamer's blooper reel!
Check out all this week's Olympic Dreamers videos above, and then vote on who you think should take the Gold!
Then, tune in to News 4 Tucson Today next Thursday, August 9, beginning at 5 a.m. to find out who takes the gold!
Posted 3:45 PM 8/1/2012 : Olympic Dreamers: Riding towards gold
TUCSON - As part of our continuing series, "Olympic Dreamers," News 4 Tucson's John Overall recently trained with world-class cyclist Kathryn Bertine.
Kathryn is a former professional ice skater, collegiate rower, and high school cross country runner. After moving to Tucson, Kathryn took up cycling, and in 2006, she was given an assignment from ESPN to spend the next two years trying to get to the Beijing Olympic Games.
Kathryn didn't quite make it to the Olympics, but she was more than happy to share her wealth of knowledge with News 4 Tucson's John Overall. One important secret to cycling not covered in this video is cycling attire.
Find out why guys like John are called "MAMILS" by the cycling community - we've posted a video of John's outtakes and bloopers on the KVOA Facebook page.
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