Thursday, August 18, 2016

Ledecky - Lifelong Catholic

Well, she's only 19!  Still her whole life has been in the Catholic faith - and that faith is very important to her.  In a recent interview she said:  ""My Catholic faith is very important to me. It always has been and it always will be. It is part of who I am and I feel comfortable practicing my faith. It helps me put things in perspective," (told to the Catholic Standard and quoted on Catholic Online).
                                                                                      [Photo, Sports Illustrated]
"She's the greatest athlete in the world today by far," Michael J. Joyner, an anesthesiologist and researcher for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., specializing in human performance and physiology, told the Washington Post. "She's dominating by the widest margin in international sport, winning by 1 or 2 percent. If [a runner] won the 10,000 meters by that wide a margin, they'd win by 100 meters. One or 2 percent in the Tour de France, over about 80 hours of racing, would be 30 or 40 minutes. It's just absolutely remarkable." (Also quoted on Catholic Online).

Let me just say, WOW!  Katie was a joy to watch in the pool and it's so nice to see that she's not ashamed of her faith and lives it.  Way to go, Katie!  Looking forward to seeing you in Tokyo, 2020!

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