I’ve gone to several US Olympic marathon trials as well as Track and Field Trials. These events are full of energy and expectation and I have been very fortunate to develop a cadre of both therapists and runners/athletes in this process where we refer to each other’ expertise.
Tyler was born without the use of his legs. I met him at the Twin Cities Marathon which I have accompanied clients to for several years. He was the first finisher in the chair division. I worked on him when he came into the elite tent and we both discovered we were from the Washington […]
I worked with a client who wanted to qualify for Kona at this Iron Man. We worked together twice a week for 3 months leading up to the race. We travelled to Madison and I worked at the ART (Active Release Techniques) tent providing both pre and post race soft tissue work. I was at […]
Terrel Hale of Georgetown Sports Massage will organize therapy at the Olympic Marathon Trials and Skechers Performance Marathon Washington, DC January 15th, 2016 The US Olympic Marathon Trials are the “doordie” selection races to qualify athletes for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. More than 300 athletes from across the country will race headtohead on […]
I met the massage therapist in charge of Beach to Beacon at the Athens 2004 Olympics. She had been wanting me to come since then and was relentless in her invitations. I finally arranged to fly up and work with the other volunteer massage therapists. Joan Benoit-Samuelson also invited me when I worked on her […]
I had always wanted to go to Colorado Springs and emerge myself in this environment. I had previously worked two different years at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center with client athletes of mine who were bobsled athletes when their team received a silver in the Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games. In Colorado Springs, I […]
My wife who is also a talented massage therapist and I were asked at one of the Cherry Blossom races. We work together at several local races like Eagleman, Ironman Maryland. This was just another local race where we focused on elite athletes/runners. This particular year I was able to work again with Michael Wardian, […]
For the last 6 years I have flown to LA to work with the elites. I was initially asked to come work by the elite coordinator of the local Cherry Blossom race. It continues to be a great experience where I provide both pre and post massage.
Having run the local JFK 50 miler race with my son, I wanted to experience providing the soft tissue work at an ultra race. The course is apparently very challenging but the views at the finish line are wonderful. Ultra runner’s are a different breed and I’m glad I was able to share somewhat in […]
I have worked this race several years. It’s amazing! The fellow therapists I’ve meet are life ling friends. Some of the runner’s I’ve met and worked on at this race are still in touch with me. One if the highlights was witnessing firsthand Galen Rupp beat his own 10k time.