Monday, August 13, 2012
Army Staff Sgt. John Nunn, who is part of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, finished 43rd in the Olympic 50-kilometer race walk this past weekend.
Nunn finished his Olympic race in 4 hours, 3 minutes, 28 seconds - a personal best. Nunn told the Army News Service that the race was a tough one for many of his competitors:
“There were guys dropping right and left around me. So I thought, ‘Well, this is good. We can keep [passing] some people.”
Nunn says most folks have no idea how difficult race-walking actually is.
“I mean, it is an absolutely grueling event. It is very, very hard to get the feel for it, to understand, and your body is in a lot of pain.”
This was Nunn's second Olympic Games.