Former University of Washington standout Norris Frederick hopes to punch his ticket to London in the long jump. His fundraising hook was a celebrity date auction. You could bid to go out with the Olympic hopeful himself, or other famous athletes from the school, or members of the female Seattle Mist lingerie football team.
Sometimes, Norris Frederick admits, he can’t stand the loneliness. The life of a track star is a strange and solitary one. It’s a journey with the lights off, except for a few weeks every four years. Frederick, the former University of Washington and Roosevelt High School athlete, speaks with great eloquence about the joy and […]
As a man in today’s world, I struggle with motivation. I struggle with stress. I struggle with change and the fear of the unknown. As a professional athlete, I’m taught and told to be confident. Never show signs of weakness. Through everything I’m always expected to overcome adversity or some type of struggle. Now, the […]
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Today I was tested in more ways than one. It’s tough pushing your body to it’s physical limit every day, especially while trying to keep a smile on your face during the rough parts. I feel like I’m forced to be so many things, but I can’t be emotional when something doesn’t go right in my […]
My name is Norris Frederick. I’m a professional athlete and I’ve been a professional athlete for the past 9 years. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve uttered that statement or a statement just like it. However, it just dawned on me a few nights ago that I feel like that is all I […]