Nnenna Lynch (New York and St. John's '93)

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Nnenna Lynch

Watching the Olympics, especially the track and field events, has long been somewhat fraught for me. Sixteen years ago this summer, I retired from my career as a professional runner and abandoned my dreams of becoming an Olympian. I had been a top-ranked American runner, represented the United States in international competition and was a World University Games gold medalist. So while viewing the Olympics brought joy, it was matched with an undercurrent of sadness and self-criticism. I missed my former life and lamented the lack of intensity in my physical fitness regime.

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