50th Head of the Charles

A couple of weekends ago (October 18-19th) marked the 50th Anniversary of the Head of the Charles Regatta (HOCR). Like thousands of other loyal, devoted rowers I made the pilgrimage with my partner, Ellen Tomek to Boston to take part in this annual celebration. The Head of the Charles is the world's largest two-day rowing event. Attracting …

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49th Head of the Charles Recap

Ah, the Head of the Charles. The world’s largest regatta brings together nearly 10,000 athletes from 37 different states and 23 countries and over 400,000 spectators across two days of competition. People from all over the world converge on the city of Boston to watch over 2,000 boats in 55 different events make the winding …

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“Back to work and working harder than ever…”

Check out my latest blog contribution and short video for ESPN FrontRow: Balancing ESPN duties and training, O'Leary continues Olympic quest ------------------------------ With the conclusion of the 130th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in August, the 2012 summer racing season has come to an end. I competed in the Regatta and it was my first racing since …

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RACE DAY: The Waiting Game

There is something torturing about having a midafternoon race. As a rower, you're used to the early morning routine. Wakeup. Eat. Train. Eat. All well before 10am. On a race day that involves a 3:17pm race time, this disrupts the schedule of both the body and mind. I woke up early, stared at the ceiling for a …

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47th Head of the Charles

Working for ESPN does have its perks...check out this feature put together for ESPNBoston.com promoting the 47th Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, MA this weekend. I had a lot of fun working with the producer, Stacy Gitlin who also rows in the Hartford, CT area. Kudos to her for braving the rain and early morning to shoot …

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