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“Taking it back to 2017, that’s when the trials and tribulations started. I found out about some blood clots in my lungs in Jan. 2017 and it seemed like ever since then it was one thing after another. That same year, I found out I came back from those blood clots way too quickly and my body just shut down. In the summer of 2017, I had mono. 2017 was when I fractured my metatarsal for the first time. 2018 was when I fractured it again and ended up getting surgery. 2019 was just me just trying to come back from the foot surgery and that’s when I made the decision to join OTC and really get some help with that foot injury. When COVID hit, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh! I’m finally healthy!’ and then in Nov. 2020 when I fractured it for the third time that’s when I was like, ‘I don’t know if I can do this again.’ Having a dream of being in that Olympic Trials final and giving myself a shot at making the team was what kept me going.”
We catch up with Oregon Track Club’s Chanelle Price on her season that included being injured in February to placing fifth in the women’s 800 meter final at the U.S. Olympic Trials + what comes next for her. Loved this interview because it was reflective of the true journey Chanelle has been on as an athlete and person since she first qualified for the Olympic Trials as a high schooler to today. Hope you enjoy and learn something from her about the power of perseverance and grit it takes to go through the ups and downs of a professional career.
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