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Rowing newbie with Olympic-caliber talent

Rowing newbie with Olympic-caliber talent

Originally Published: December 12, 2011
By Meghan O'Leary

Just over 16 months ago, I typed "rowing+Hartford" into Google and stumbled upon a small rowing organization based on the Connecticut River. It began a journey that literally has changed my life.

To be fair, I'd been interested in the sport for quite some time. I attended the University of Virginia, where I played volleyball and softball. I'm 6 feet tall and broad-shouldered, so it was no surprise that the women's rowing coach was always giving me a hard time. He suggested I should ...

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