Stuart Weir writes about the busy life of Janay DeLoach, will the Mom to be return to track & field?
Friday, 16 March 2018 09:48

Stuart Weir writes about the busy life of Janay DeLoach, will the Mom to be return to track & field?

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The shocking truth is that she prefers basketball to track! "I got as many offers for scholarships for basketball as for track", she told me. "But I was getting less money for basketball than for track and field. So because I got a hefty, not quite full, scholarship for track and field, for me it was a means to an end because I actually loved basketball more than track. I wanted to go to a D1 school and I wanted to have that education so I made the choice for the money and the education it was going to afford me".

 

 

2012 was a great year for her. First she took a silver in the World indoors in Istanbul with 6.98, then she jumped 7.03 (a PR) in the US championships and then 6.89 for bronze in London. She looks back on London as "some of the fondest memories by far. It was a surreal moment. Going into the Olympics I did not have any expectations other than to enjoy myself and have fun and to do the exact same thing I did to get there. That is what made me so successful. But I think my fondest moment of that whole Olympic experience was standing on the bronze medal podium. And I got to hear my national anthem because Brittney Reese had won and you don't always get to do that. But I went to the Olympics and medalled - how many people do that? A small proportion. So that was my proudest moment, standing on the podium, even in third place and hearing my national anthem was very surreal". 

Read the rest of the article at RunBlogRun http://www.runblogrun.com/2018/03/stuart-weir-writes-about-the-busy-life-of-janay-deloach-will-the-mom-to-be-return-to-track-field.html

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