Thursday, July 1, 2010

Phil's Vacation: Day +8 (Special Interview with Nick Willis)

This is a very special post to me because my friend Nick Willis, Silver Medalist in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 1500m, gets personal and vulnerable to explain how he has been able to dominate his mother's death by cancer when he was only 5 years old.

Nick is going for gold in London in 2012, but greater than that, Nick is officially a dominator of life. This guy lives with a semi-truck full of passion and a soft heart....but he is still a little punky around the edges with his sarcasm. I love this man. You can read more about Nick on his personal website by clicking here.


Below is Nick in Beijing receiving his bronze medal which eventually was upgraded to Silver when the winner was caught using performance enhancing drugs. Second fastest runner in the mile in the world.....now that's DOMINATION!

3 comments:

feresaknit said...

We were only saying the other day how, making a sweeping generalisation, over there in the US don't really do sarcasm unlike us, the Aussies and the Kiwis so I wasn't surprised to find that Nick was Aus... from New Zealand. Has he been over there too long or would he still say you were a bit crook?

CancerKicker said...

Nick spends half of the year training back home in NZ. I would guess he would side with you!

Steve said...

Great post, Phil!