Life on road leads Raisman to London

High-mileage gymnast balances her sport and her life with dexterity and toughness

Updated: July 25, 2012, 4:25 PM ET
By Brion O'Connor | Special to ESPNBoston.com

Lynn Raisman has lost track of the number of trips. Don't even ask about the number of miles.

But she knows all too well Route 128, along which the Raisman clan of Massachusetts has traveled the 20 miles or so between their home in Needham and Brestyan's American Gymnastics Club in Burlington, where Raisman's eldest daughter, Alexandra "Aly" Raisman, has honed her craft the past eight years.

"She'd wake up, run to the gym, run back to school, run back to the gym," she said. "It was ...

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