Sunday, September 28, 2008

Think Like a Champion

Shelley Taylor-Smith, founder of Champion Mindset, will report from the FINA 10KM Marathon Swimming World Cup in Repulse Bay in Hong Kong later today.

Shelley, the Secretary-General of FINA's Technical Open Water Swimming Committee, will interview Larisa Ilchenko, the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim gold medalist, and fourth-place finisher Angela Maurer of Germany. Angela, a 33-year-old mother, is a remarkable story and will share with Shelley how she balances parenting, training, work and competing against the world's best in a grueling sport.

Both Larisa and Angela have said they are a bit tired after the Olympics and do not expect the same aggressiveness in today's Hong Kong race as they faced in Beijing at the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim finals. That being said, they both think like a champion and we expect a great post-Olympic race.

Upper photo of Shelley Taylor-Smith and lower photo of Larisa Ilchenko.

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