Lousia Blenman [recorded August 8, 2012]
FSU’s own Gonzalo Barroilhet competed in the Decathlon, representing Chile. I could hardly believe how amazing our seats were for the morning events, with the 5000m start and the Decathlon long jump occurring right in front of us.
In fact, Alberto Salazar came to ask us if we minded if he sat in the empty seat in front of us. Alberto Salazar! He is the coach for Mo Farah (GB gold medal winner in the 10,000m and finalist in the 5000m) and Galen Rupp (US silver medalist in the 10,000m and finalist in the 5000m). I have to admit, I was a little star struck.
It was also fantastic to have such a great view of ‘Gonzo’ as he competed in the long jump and the shot put as part of the decathlon competition. After he finished his last event, as he chatted with his coach and supporters, he humored me with the Seminole Chop!