Archive for the ‘Famous Feet – Athlete Interview’ Category

Yoga: Steve llg

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by Faye Rapoport In 1983, while mountain climbing, Steve Ilg took a 50-foot fall and broke his back. Deciding against surgery, he applied physiology and Eastern philosophy to his recovery. He lifted weights, performed yoga and more. Not only did he overcome paralysis, but he ended up competing in five world championships in four different(read more)

Women`s Billiards: Sarah Ellerby

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by Faye Rapoport In ultra cycling, the question is not how to prevent foot injuries. When you’re riding for 21-22 hours a day, over an 8-day course known as the entire United States, your feet are going to hurt. Period. For cyclists like George Thomas, the pain is worth it. Thomas’ journey toward competing in(read more)

Ultra Cycling: George Thomas

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by Faye Rapoport In ultra cycling, the question is not how to prevent foot injuries. When you’re riding for 21-22 hours a day, over an 8-day course known as the entire United States, your feet are going to hurt. Period. For cyclists like George Thomas, the pain is worth it. Thomas’ journey toward competing in(read more)

Tony Stevens, Soccer Coach

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by Faye Rapoport Tony Stevens is not your everyday soccer coach. British by birth and currently coaching in Florida and at camps and clinics nationwide, he has become one of America’s finest practical youth coaches. Stevens is known for helping players develop both physically and mentally to fulfill their potential. His emphasis on technique gives(read more)

Tom Rothrock: Olympic Slalom Skier

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by Faye Rapoport No one who has ever squeezed their feet into a pair of ski boots would ever call them “comfort footwear.” Still, world-class skiers like Tom Rothrock spend at least half their year living in those boots. Why? Love of the sport, dedication to their training and hopes of fulfilling Olympic dreams far(read more)

Thomas Clifford – Martial Artist

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by Faye Rapoport Thomas Clifford has been training in martial arts for more than 20 years, and has traveled to China, Taiwan and Brazil to work with some of the world’s greatest martial artists and teachers. Already a 5th degree black belt in karate, Clifford is training with David Adiv and Royler Gracie toward becoming(read more)

Tennis: Kolie Van Zyl

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by Faye Rapoport   Tennis demands strength, agility and hand-to-eye coordination, and for millions of people worldwide, the game ranks anywhere from a hobby to an obsession Tennis pro Kolie Van Zyl started playing the game as a child growing up on a farm in South Africa. He picked it up from his siblings and(read more)

TJ Tollakson, Professional Athlete

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By Lateefah C. Viley 1. How did that first win in Kirksville, MO feel? Did it seem surreal? Winning for the first time was absolutely amazing. I didn’t go into the race expecting to win but thought I had a chance. Without question it was one of my best performances because once I was in the(read more)

Ryan Wellner – Lacrosse

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by Faye Rapoport   Lacrosse is an amazing game that combines agility, speed and strategy for a whole lot of excitement and fun. But like many sports, lacrosse is incredibly demanding on the feet, so Foot.com talked to player Ryan Wellner about footcare and the sport. Wellner captained Mary Washington College’s lacrosse team in 2000(read more)

Professional Women`s Bowling Champion – Carolyn Dorin-Ballard

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by Faye Rapoport 2001 Professional Women’s Bowling Association Player of the Year Carolyn Dorin-Ballard has been bowling since the tender age of six, devoting years of hard work to achieving success as a high school, college and professional bowler. Supported by a bowling family in her hometown of Linden, New Jersey, Dorin-Ballard’s junior career included(read more)