Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Bike racing isn't really the focus of this blog, but this is an interesting article brought to my attention by my brother Willie:
Jeannie Longo is almost 50, and competing in womens' cycling in her 7th consecutive Olympics. Wow. I don't have words to express my admiration for this kind of stamina and strength. This NYT article details a little more of her amazing successes: over 1,000 career wins. Wow, again. The picture at left is of Jeannie winning a hill-climbing contest in 2004.
However, one of her self-attributed success factors is avoidance of non-organic food and "chemicals" to which she says she's allergic. This raises an interesting point: How will she deal with air pollution in China?
I don't know the French equivalent for "You, go, girl.." so I'll just say, «Allez, Jeannie!»