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So You Wanna Be An Olympian?

Updated: July 7, 2008, 2:14 PM ET
By Kathryn Bertine

Editor's Note: Just how difficult is it to make the Olympic Games? Does it require a lifetime of training and devotion? Would an average person with an athletic background have any shot at all?

E-ticket decided to find out, embarking on a two-year quest. Kathryn Bertine, a former competitive ice skater turned professional triathlete as well as an accomplished author, endeavored to earn a trip to the Beijing Games. After failing to make the U.S. team, Bertine gained dual citizenship from ...

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