Bryan's Q&A
How often are you home in Hawaii and how does California compare with living on the islands? (from Sarah)
October 9th, 2007

I only get home to Hawaii once a year. I usually try to make it a month long trip so that I can see family. However things do get a little tough to juggle because when ever I go home I have to do a lot of business as well. Sometimes I wish that I could be in two places at once.
California, is not my favorite place. I miss things like family, green mountains, morning rains, clear skies, and local food. However, I am lucky. I am very accepted into my alma mater’s (Azusa Pacific University) community. It is where I train everyday and spend a lot of my time. Being involved there gives me a small taste of the close-knit island life.

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When did you really realize that you had a chance to be an Olympic caliber athlete? (from Hideki)
October 2nd, 2007

I had dreamt of being in the Olympics since I was probably eight years old. However it was a very long time before I realized that my dreams had a good shot of becoming reality. I think it was when I took third place at the US National meet in 2001. I was 21 years old.

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What are your hobbies beyond training and competing? (from Leigh)
September 25th, 2007

I really enjoy spending time with my wife and kids. I look forward to every second I get with them. Besides that, I enjoy fishing, hunting, swimming, and movies.

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How does it feel to be called “the world’s greatest athlete”? (from Salomon)
September 18th, 2007

It feels great! There are not a lot of sports where you can honestly call an athlete the best in the world. I’m just glad that I am in a sport that can make that claim.

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How does your faith play a role in your personal and professional lives?
September 13th, 2007

My faith plays a role in my personal and professional life because it is where I find my way. It helps guide me on and off the track. When I concentrate on strengthening my faith everything in life just seems to have meaning and purpose.

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How do you balance so training for so many events? Are there some that come naturally and others that require extra training? (from Jake)
September 5th, 2007

The balance between events is a very difficult one.  You have to look at the decathlon as one event, not ten individual events. Also you have to find the common threads between each event.  That way as you work on one event you are also working on the rest.

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Are you approaching the upcoming Olympic Games differently than other events you compete in? (from Mark)
August 21st, 2007

No, I am approaching the next Olympics as if it was just another meet. I want to go out and do what I do everyday. This mindset allows me to stay relaxed and compete to the best of my ability.

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