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S3 E10 Just Plain Scrappy. The Unlikely Olympian, Kim Conley

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Kim Conley is just plain scrappy. While every runner has a unique story, Kim's journey to the world of professional running does not resemble the path of many of her fellow competitors. Growing up in Santa Rosa, California Kim's track career began in 1998 when she joined the Santa Rosa Express Track Club. She went on to compete at UC Davis, but despite steady improvement over her years as an Aggie, she graduated in 2009 with only one national-level collegiate appearance to her name. Determined to improve, Kim emerged definitively on the professional running scene at the 2012 Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR. In one of the most dramatic races of the meet, Kim mounted a comeback effort over the final lap, culminating in a sprint down the home stretch to move from 5th place to a 3rd place. Kim's podium finish, combined with a race result that fell .21 seconds inside the Olympic A standard, solidified a qualifying spot on the US Olympic team. Kim's story is for any athlete who never thought they were talented enough. She is proof positive that hard work pays off!

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John Register, CSP, Gulf War Army Veteran, Paralympic Silver Medalist, and professional keynote speaker who shares life lessons increases business leader's ability to connect more authentically with their teams. View John's speaking trailer by clicking here.