The last few days here in Beijing have been pretty exciting. First, David ended up winning a bronze medal in the men's 110 hurdles final. The stadium was packed that night and it was a thrilling race for sure. I was so proud of him and all that he has accomplished and it was such a great experience to be able to share with him. I was able to take a picture of him on his victory lap with David Payne who won the silver medal.
My Bahamas teammates also won a couple medals since the last time I posted. Leevan Sands won the bronze in the men's triple jump and our men's 4 X 400m relay team won the silver last night in a really exciting race.
I've been doing a little more sightseeing as well. I got to got to Tianemen Square and The Forbidden City. That place is gigantic and my feet were killing me but it was very interesting to see this all encompassing city in all it's ancient glory.
Yesterday, me and three of my teammates went to The Great Wall of China. Now this was a sight to behold. We got up early and left the village at 7am to take the one hour drive. This wall is more than 5000 miles long. We took a cable car ride up the mountain side which by the way terrified me, and then walked down the wall path for quite some time.
Suffice to say, it was definitely a workout, but fun nontheless.
Last night, after the last event at the track, I went out to the Budweiser party until about 4am. I had a pretty good time although I'm really tired right now. The closing ceremonies are tonight and then I leave tomorrow morning bright and early to head back to LA.
This trip has been a roller coaster ride to say the least but I wouldn't trade it for anything. You learn so much about yourself and your character when you go through experiences like the ones I've had here and sharing them with friends makes them all the better. I'm gonna make sure to take some pictures tonight and give you the final run down on everything once I get back to LA tomorrow morning.
Thanks for taking this ride with me....it's sure been fun!!!
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