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what is this episode about?

Less than one year ago, Lisa Wilson thought she migh be done competing. But one last shot landed her an OT Qualifying mark bringing her to a 5th place in the Hammer throw at the US Olympic Track & Field Trials this past June 2021, with a personal record of 70.9 meters at age 33.

 

Aside from being an elite athlete, Lisa is also my former teammate, roommate, and still friend from our days competing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. At the time of her graduation, she held school records in the indoor shot put, weight throw, outdoor shot put, discus, and hammer throw. In her senior year, she was named the 2010 UMass Female Athlete of the Year. More recently she was USATF-New England Athlete of the Month for April 2021 and has qualified for USATF Indoor and Outdoor Nationals five times between 2014 and 2019. 

 

Today she shares her journey from deciding to continue hammer throw post-collegiately, to almost giving up on her Olympic dream after 2016, but thankfully finding a way to stay injury free and finding some of her best performances within the past year.

 

Lisa works full time with Perform Better, strength training & fitness equpiment, and feels strongly that her proper strength training & nutrition has kept her healthy and injury free to compete at this high level.

 

To get in contact with Lisa, follow her on Instagram @limariewi or email for details and deals with Perform Better at lisaw@mfathletic.com

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