An Olympic gold medalist shares his favorite winning strategy and more.
Since winning a record eight Olympic medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics, speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno has been moving fast into the nonprofit and corporate worlds. Not only has he been building his nutritional supplements company, 8Zone, and writing a "life lessons" book (out this fall), but he also has been touring schools as an anti-underage-drinking spokesperson and preparing to launch his self-named foundation to promote healthy lifestyles, especially to teenagers.
Despite the draw of sedentary video games or Facebook, Ohno doesn't think he's on thin ice when it comes to convincing children about "making the right type of healthy, active lifestyle decisions in their lives … becoming more comfortable in their own skin and understanding the directions they can go in and be who they want to be.
"I'd like to be doing this foundation 20, 30 years down the road, and I think I can," he says. "It's a good fit for me. … It all comes full circle."
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Favorite strategy to beat the competition: Focusing on myself.
Kristin Clarke, CAE, is a writer, editor, and researcher for ASAE & The Center. Email: [email protected]