Olympic hopeful rallies PBHS cross country team

Olympic hopeful rallies PBHS cross country team

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - On October 22, the Poplar Bluff High School Cross Country team got a pep talk from an Olympic hopeful marathon runner.

Josphat Boit, a member of the USA Team spoke via Skype to the Mules cross country team prior to the District Championship.

The video call was arranged by Mules Cross Country Head Coach Beth Lewis-Muse, who was teammates with Boit at Central Methodist University.

Boit is training and made the Skype call from Mammoth Lakes, California, elevation 8,000 feet, where he is training for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

He answered questions about his training regimen, recovery, nutrition and psychology. The Kenyan athlete stated, "Everything I do from now until then is a confidence booster."

Boit works out twice a day and runs about 120 miles per week and maintains a racing weight of 123 pounds.

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