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Welcome to another episode of The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant, today we are honored to have with us, an Olympic gold medalist and a world champion athlete, Aleen Bailey. Bailey graduated from the University of South Carolina, where she competed during her Junior and Senior season after transferring from Barton County Community College. Soon after that she joined the national team and she competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal as a member of the 4 × 100 m relay team. She had a phenomenal career where she became champion in many games including Pan American Games, World Athletics Final and World Championship where she won a gold medal in 2009.
In this interview with Aleen Bailey, we talk about her early days, how she got into track and running, her time at University of South Carolina and competing at the Olympics. She talks about her time training in Columbia, South Carolina under Head Coach Curtis Frye and how it immensely helped her in her career. She also shares the tragic incident when he met with a car accident and how she overcame it.
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