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Rachel Dawson: 'The truth about the Olympic year'

Rachel Dawson, teammates logging long hours

Originally Published: January 30, 2012
By Rachel Dawson

It's an Olympic year and I'm ready to give you the (un)beautiful truth.

It is a grind -- a slow, unrelenting, purposeful grind toward the golden mirage that has been tugging at our hearts since we were kids.

Unfortunately for those kids, there is no magic involved whatsoever. What the world will see in six months -- though it might look like magic -- is simply the final product of hard work, practice, nutrition, rest and a pinch of trust that it will all come ...

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