THAT'S HOW LONG IT TOOK JAMAICA'S USAIN BOLT TO BECOME THE FASTEST MAN ON THE PLANET IN 2008.
SINCE THEN, OLYMPIC HOPEFULS HAVE SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS TRAINING FOR CRITICAL SECONDS.
TONIGHT'S HEALTHCAST TAKES US INSIDE THE GYM AND INSIDE THE MINDS OF TRACK STARS TO GET THEIR TRAINING TIPS AND HINTS.
WHAT LOOKS LIKE AN OLYMPIC PHOTO-SHOOT
IS A RARE REST DAY WITH FANS.
BUT FOR A GLIMPSE INTO THEIR DAILY GRIND, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK.
IT'S WHAT COACH DENNIS MITCHELL CALLS ...
WHILE YOUR WORK MAY NEVER GET YOU HERE, THERE ARE WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR TRAINING, STARTING HERE.
FOR SPRINTER CURTIS MITCHELL...
"The most important thing as a runner is that you have to push through on your down days. The days you don't feel good are the most important days."
TO PUSH THROUGH, DO WHAT YOU LOVE.
"I love abs. I love the weight room."
"Anything that gets me looking nice like muscle beach style."
WORLD CHAMP TYSON GAY RUNS FOR A LIVING...BUT THERE'S TWO OTHER "R" WORDS ON HIS MIND.
"I believe in rest."
AND REHYDRATION. AND DON'T FORGET TO FUEL UP.
"You're a Ferrari the fuel you put in your Ferrari dictates how that car runs from day to day."
SOMETHING JUSTIN GATLIN PREACHES .
GATLIN WON GOLD IN '04 BUT LEAN MEATS AND PORTIONED MEALS HELPED HIM TRIM MORE THAN JUST HIS RUN TIME.
"I was like 210, 205 pounds, now I'm down to 182."
AND GOLD ISN'T THE ONLY REWARD.
"That one cheat day of the week where I eat whatever I want."
"Oh my gosh I love gummies and cupcakes."
SO WHAT'S THIS FORMER OLYMPIAN'S BEST TRAINING SECRET?
"Well I'd tell ya, but as everyone says I'd have to kill ya."
THE OPENING CEREMONY FOR THE LONDON 20-12 OLYMPIC GAMES KICKS OFF TOMORROW RIGHT HERE ON KFDX.
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