Jan. 21st 2012
Contact: Thomas Katovsky
copublisher Healthy Referral 216-212-1061 email@example.com
Mark Malick 412-378-4509 (Pittsburgh)
Columbus, OH…Butch Reynolds Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist and Former World Record Holder in the 400 Meters announces his new programs focused on corporate employees and school age children:
“Campaign for Corporate Excellence” and the “Gold Medal Mind”
Butch has devoted his life over the last fifteen years to combine his physical and athletic talent with the elements of mental conditioning and determination in a comprehensive effort to learn how to best achieve success and enjoyment in all phases of life…from school to life’s work and beyond.
Learn how to instill the key principles Butch used in his pursuit of the Olympic Dream, quest of world records and his life beyond the track. Discover your true sense of being and thriving through the good days and the bad days and learning how to maximize your personal quest for the “Gold”.
Butch will teach and engage everyone of all ages and all walks of life in the application of the following principles:
- Setting your vision matched with your passion
- Understanding Perseverance
- Hurdles are stepping stones
- Turning unfair acts into fuel
- The big picture “adding the highest value to the world”
To bring Butch and his “Campaign for Corporate Excellence” to your company or to have Butch at your school with his “Gold Medal Mind”, see the contact information listed.
About Butch Reynolds
The Beginning/and School: Butch is a native of Akron, Ohio and the son of Harry and Catherine Reynolds. He is married to his wife Stephanie and they have two children. He is a graduate of Archbishop Hoban High School and the Ohio State University (OSU). Butch earned his Bachelors Degree in education in 1991 and also served as an assistant track coach at OSU from 1996 – 1998. He also served as an Assistant Football Coach at the Ohio State University from 2005 – 2008 as the first Division 1 Football Speed Coach.
World Record: Butch is best known for his Olympic track and field performances. However, his most impressive moment came in 1988 in Zurich Switzerland when he became the fastest man in the world in the 400 meter race. He set a world record with a winning time of 43.29 seconds, a record that stood for 11 years. Another highlight in Butch’s career was participating in the Winter Olympic Torch Run, which came through his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Butch stated that “It was an honor for me to participate in this event” which took place in 2002 especially since this would be his last Olympic Run through the streets of Akron, Ohio.
Butch Gives Back
Foundation to Help At Risk Youth: In 1995 Butch established the Butch Reynolds “Care For Kids Foundation (BRCFK)”. He created his foundation as a means of giving back to his community and to work with youth in general. The BRCFK works with over 500 kids annually and employs over ten contractors a year. Butch frequently reminds others that although he had a lot of support when he was growing up and competing, that cannot be said for most of our youth. “I know that I cannot be everything to everybody, but I am going to do what I can with what I have and the talent’s I’ve been blessed with”. Butch also believes that it takes a village to raise one child. And his motto is “Always do your best”.
Currently Butch keeps himself busy working with his foundation, hosting and running camps and clinics, making event appearances, conducting motivational speaking for schools, colleges and corporations and serving as owner of Butch Reynolds Academy in Columbus, Ohio.
Set the world record at the time of 43.29 seconds in the 400 meter race in Zurich Switzerland in 1988. He also set a world record in the 4 X 400 Relay
- United States Olympian in 1988, 1992 and 1996. Received 1 Gold Medal and 1 Silver Medal.
- Participated in the following World Championship Games:
1987, 1993, 1995, 1997 earning 5 Gold Medals, 2 Silver Medals and 1 Bronze Medals
- NCAA All-American Champion in 1987.
- Jesse Owens Award Finalist in 1988.
- Inducted in to the Ohio State Hall Of Fame in 1995.
- Participated in 5 Olympic Trials
From an interview on the Ohio State Alum Site:
What are you most proud of in your own athletic career?
There are two races that were really satisfying. One when I broke a world record running on the Jesse Owens track inside the Horseshoe. That was one of the best moments of my life. Then breaking a 20-year-old world record—that was definitely a moment in time I will never forget.
You participated in three Olympiads. What was that experience like?
You know, the winter Olympics and the summer Olympics have one big common denominator to me—patriotism. Forget the politics, the racism, and all that other stuff. Something that stands out to me, someone who’s been on the negative side with the Olympic committee and on the positive side, is the patriotism the Olympics can bring out.
What was your most memorable Olympic moment?
One would think it was winning the medals. But in 1996 I came back from a lot of adversity. I mean, you name it—losing everything, divorce, accusations—to come back after all of that and make the Olympic team in 1996 was a statement to myself that I can live on. The opening ceremonies were special. Seeing Muhammed Ali light that torch brought everything together. He stood for some things, I stood for some things. We are two of the few athletes to ever appear before the Supreme Court, and it meant something to me to see him there. To have those parallels and knowing that he fought through things and came back to get to that point and light the torch, that gave me a lot of hope there. That’s an experience I treasure as I get older.
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