Eli Bremer - Swims, rides horses, runs and shoots. It’s hard to believe that this top-ranking pentathlete went from being an overweight kid with limited athletic ability to competing among the world’s best in the Beijing Games in 2008.
“In marathon running and in life, there are no such things as unrealistic goals, only unrealistic time frames.” Words of wisdom from 41-year-old Shaklee Olympic Team Athlete Carl Rundell, an elite marathoner who began training seriously at age 32. Within four years, he qualified for the 2004 U.S. Men’s Marathon Trials, and in 2008 he finished first at the U.S. Masters Championship 25K run.
Shaklee Olympic Team Athlete Craig Blanchette is unstoppable. A four-time winner of the Portland (Ore.) Marathon, he holds 21 world records in elite wheelchair racing and a bronze medal from the Games in Seoul. Indeed, Craig knows what it takes to succeed and admits that although winning is great, it’s not everything. Rather, passion is what fuels him to do what he does. “It’s now or never,” he says.