Manage episode 317184469 series 2530048
Today I'm catching up with American weightlifter Mary Theisen-Lappen. A former collegiate thrower (track & field), Mary found weightlifting about four years ago through a USA Weightlifting recruitment program. Since then, she's made astounding progress in the sport and is now one of the top lifters in the country. She's also a Pan American Champion breathing down the neck of the American women's record clean & jerk. We talk about her rapid progress in the sport, "thrower cleans," and why Mary thinks it pays to be frank about your goals in the sport — even if they're lofty.