Elite athletes enjoy competing at high school level
When Bruce Springsteen sang of has-beens and their glory days, surely he did not mean kids like Missy Franklin. And no, not because the single was released 10 years before she was born.
As it turns out, Franklin and the handful of teenagers like her who have experienced glory in the form of world records and international fame before they're old enough to vote don't typically walk around the halls of their high schools wearing their Olympic medals.
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