Photo: U.S. Olympians Seek the Heat to Train for Beijing Games



From left to right, Kara Goucher, Amy Yoder Begley, and Amy Rudolph run during a track-and-field meet in Portland, Oregon, in late May 2008. Goucher and Yoder Begley will compete on the U.S. team in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

To prepare for the expected heat and humidity in China, the athletes have been undergoing special training: running on treadmills in sauna-like rooms, sleeping in chambers that mimic higher elevations, and, most recently, taking their training to the Beijing-like climate of Houston, Texas.

Photograph by Richard A. Lovett


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