Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Josh McAdams - U.S. Olympic Steeplechase Athlete

Last weekend in Eugene, Oregon, Josh McAdams and dozens of other atheletes competed for spots on the U.S. track and field team. McAdams qualified by finishing third in the 3000-meter steeplechase.

At age 28, McAdams is an experienced athlete. Born in Atlanta, he was a high school cross country and track champion. As a senior at Brigham Young University, he won the NCAA national championship in the steeplechase event.

Unlike most of his teammates, Josh McAdams is also experienced in Asian culture. He served a two-year mission for the LDS church in Bangkok, Thailand. Traveling to China for the 2008 Olympics should not be much of a culture shock for him.

The first and second-place finishers in steeplechase were William Nelson and Anthony Famiglietti.

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