DISCOVERING NEW TRIUMPH FROM THE AFTERMATH
INTERVIEW WITH : TYREE WASHINGTON
INTERVIEWER: GENEVA RELF
Geneva: Good Day it's an honor among privilege doing this interview. How are you doing today?
Tyree Washington: I'm doing good! Thanks for taking the time to speak with me.
Geneva: Now I understand that your an accomplished track star. So let's focus on that first, what's that feeling when your on the line before a race begins?
Tyree Washington: My heart is racing and my adrenaline is pumping like hot lava! I am visualizing every phase of my race from the gun to the tape. I'm anticipating the gun because I want devour competition right away.
Geneva: Now track and field is a combination of athletic abilities. How does a runner, sprinter, hurdler prepare mentally before Olympic trials?
Tyree Washington: Yes, there are a multitude of things athletes do to prepare for the Olympic Trials. Being on the track, running hills, weight training, pool workouts, psychological training, watching film, massage and chiropractic work are important factors to setting yourself up to possibly make the Olympic Team.
Geneva: Back in 2003 you win a gold medal, just to find out your relay partner test positive. Can you take us through that moment in time?
Tyree Washington: 2003 was bitter sweet for me: you never know who is clean and who is not clean on your national team. You go compete and do the best for your country. When I found out Calvin Harrison tested positive for drugs it was heart breaking, and then Jerome Young admitted to his drug use. All of a sudden something you worked so hard for was tainted. They took our title and put another dent in the sport of Track and Field.
Geneva: You are a huge advocate against drug enhancements, you have a site called www.killroid.com