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Training Olympians, Pushing for Gold

Coaches build strength in their athletes, but the good ones push them to the top.

Dr Brad DeWeese in Johnson City Tennessee, but his reach is worldwide.

His pull goes far beyond his teaching job at East Tennessee State University, he's pushing for gold in Sochi Russia.

Brad is the strength, speed and conditioning coach for almost a dozen athletes set to compete in the 2014 winter games.

It's been years of training athletes like the Olympic hurdler turned bobsledder Lolo Jones and defending gold medalist, USA Driver, Steve Holcomb.

Brad got a running start a decade ago, coaching track athletes at UNC-Asheville.

His drive to succeed may come from his wife and three daughters but his paternal instincts are weighing heavy on his mind.

Terror threats hang over the winter games, USA athletes even warned to not wear red, white and blue outside of competition.

Brad will be watching the games from home, proving that behind every good athlete is a great coach, pushing.

Many of the athletes Brad coaches are living around the county and competing around the world.

Often times Brad travels to them or coaches through the internet using things like email and Skype.

 



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