Goodbye Northwest, Hello Zurich
Throughout my career as a hammer thrower, I’ve constantly been traveling to find coaching. I traveled to Harold Connolly‘s cabin in southwest Virginia, to clinics on both coasts, and across the country to learn from the country’s top coaches. As a young college thrower, I went to training camps in Hungary, Belarus, and Slovenia to learn from the world’s top coaches. Then, in 2005, I met Anatoli Bondarchuk after he moved to Kamloops. He wrote my training programs while I attended law school in Seattle and after years of making the five-hour drive to visit him on the weekends, I’ve spent most of my time in Kamloops since graduating in 2008.
Since finding Bondarchuk as a coach, my schedule has essentially reversed. I’ve now spent the past two years constantly traveling away from him. Since 2008, I have made the five-hour trip back to Seattle for work several weeks each month. And, this week I signed a contract that will move me even farther away from coach Bondarchuk. But while I will be leaving Kamloops, I will be moving close to something I have missed the past few years: routine…
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Congratulations, Martin. You could have ended up in a far worse place. I hope to see great results! – Duncan
Wish you all the best for your future. Hope, that routine will give you back what you’ve lost. I know how important that is…
I would be glad to compete next year again with you.
Greetings form St. Gallen (near the lake of Constanaze)
wish you all best in your future job and of course 70m next year