On Tuesday's SI Now, Olympic gold medalist Apolo Ohno and NBC Sports Radio's Amani Toomer participate in 'SI Know Trivia' where they answer sports-based trivia questions with the hopes of winning a prize for their twitter fan teammate.
Something is off and that small variation is a distraction all day. I don’t function the same way daily if I don’t get a workout in. This to me is the ultimate comeback without coming out of retirement.That’s part of the thinking that went into the eight-time Olympic medalist’s decision to compete in perhaps the world’s most grueling race, the Ironman World Championship triathlon in Kalilua-Kona, HI in October. “This is something I need in my life to kind of reset me, bring me back to who I am,” said Ohno, who will turn 32 in May. It’s a chance where, because it’s so grueling and so difficult, it’s a test against myself.” And the entire process—from the training to race day—will be documented in an eight-episode documentary-style Web series called .So I have an issue with the idea that anyone represents a “real” man or woman, period.When we categorize someone as a “real” man, we are really just preoccupied with penises, vaginas, and social rules.“Great, in 20-30 minutes I haven’t even begun my workout yet. On Saturday, I did a 4.5-hour bike ride and then we had to do a transition run for 2.5 miles. He says training through a busy travel schedule has been a challenge.
He’s only into his first month of training but is committed to staying consistent, even if he isn’t looking to cross the finish line first.
In all situations, we assume that white people are the norm.
Simply put, white body parts are not policed in the same way, but rather are held as the standard to which other bodies are compared. When we make the assumption that all Asian-American men have small penises, we are doing the same thing. It’s about color and the meanings we have assigned to color.
For any athlete, but especially guys like world and Olympic champion speed skater Apolo Ohno, training and exercise are part of everyday life, just like brushing their teeth.
If a day is skipped, their body knows it and reminds them.
Ward said he’ll be there if Ohno needs advice but mostly, “he says, ‘I’m praying for you,’" Ohno said.