Friday, February 12, 2010

A Story of Olympic Proportions

Hey! In honor of the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympic tonight, I'm going to share an Olympic story with you.  Yea!!

Didja know that Mike ran with the Olympic Torch?

Back in 2001 I nominated Mike to be a Torch Bearer for the 2002 SLC Winter Olympics and he was selected!  He was technically a Support Runner for the Olympic Torch Relay but that was just as exciting!  We lived in Denver at the time and Mike's portion of the Relay was in Leadville, CO (with an altitude of over 10,000 feet!).

As a Support Runner, Mike ran along side three Torch Bearers and if at any time they had difficulties or for some reason couldn't carry the torch, he would carry the torch in their stead.  The third runner Mike was paired with passed the Olympic Torch to him for the portion of the run where I was on the side of the road, cheering my fool head off!  You guys, it was so cool!  I was and am still so proud of Mike! 


5 comments:

chimchim said...

I'm still trying to catch my breath after running that high!!!!

Party of 5 said...

That is so awesome! How many can say that they did that? Not many! Thanks for sharing.

sha said...

Mikey is so KOOOOOL!

Amanda said...

That's such an awesome experience!

Whimsy said...

Dude. He's, like, FAMOUS.

Was the torch heavy?