Haskins Featured in Plano Courier
Sarah Haskins was featured today in today’s issue of The Plano Star.
Some dread the early morning jog. Tack on a bike ride and few laps in the pool and it might be hard to find the discipline to even get out of bed.
But, for Sarah Haskins doing all three in a single exercise period is another day at the office. Haskins is a triathlete who is looking to take her shot at the triathlon in the upcoming Summer Olympics in Beijing.
Before she qualifies for Beijing she took some time out of her training schedule to speak with students at McCall Elementary during their morning announcements on last Monday.
The athlete said she understands why it is important for children to begin healthy habits early on in their life. She herself started swimming competitively at the age of 5. She would eventually join the track team at the University of Tulsa where she was a part of the 2001 conference champions in cross country.
She first learned about the triathlon with its inception into the Olympics in the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney. A triathlon is a race where a competitor will swim, cycle and run over various distances.
“I had a strong swimming and running background, so what is better than to have a sport that I can do both,” Haskins said. Being active in sports from a young age she said she always enjoyed the competition. She raced her siblings wherever they went growing up.
“Racing has always been apart of my life,” Haskins said. “Getting to do this as a career is pretty much a dream come true.”
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