Terrel Hale of Georgetown Sports Massage will organize therapy at the Olympic Marathon Trials and Skechers Performance Marathon
Washington, DC January 15th, 2016
The US Olympic Marathon Trials are the “doordie” selection races to qualify athletes for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. More than 300 athletes from across the country will race headtohead on the streets of Los Angeles. The first three men and first three women across the Finish Line will run for Team USA this summer.
This kind of intense competition requires intense recovery. To provide it, USA Track and Field has selected Georgetown Sports Massage to organize and provide pre and post-race therapy to the Olympic hopefuls running on the 13th . Terrel Hale of GSM will lead the effort.
The spectator-friendly Olympic Trials course will take athletes past some of LA’s most famous landmarks, including the Staples Center, the University of Southern California campus, Exposition Park, the California Science Center and the LA Memorial Coliseum, centerpiece of the 1984 Olympic Games.
Terrel Hale has extensive experience working with elite athletes to improve their performance, even at the highest level. He worked with Lauren Kleppin during last year’s event. She finished in third place and beat her personal best with a time 2:28:48.
“…I just wanted to take the time to express my appreciation for taking such good care of [me] and the rest of the athletes the week of the ASICS LA marathon,” said Kleppin on working with Terrel. “I couldn’t have performed as well as I did that weekend without your expertise and care, but also your kind and positive energy. You are great, and I am thankful that Elite Hospitality knew best to bring you out to L.A. to get the best prerace care we could…”
About Georgetown Sports Massage
Terrel Hale engages in several thousand individual treatment sessions per year with athletes at all levels. He has developed a combination of Active Release Techniques (ART), Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), deep tissue, and sports massage for absolute stress and tension relief to help an athlete stay injuryfree and recover quicker. He is currently a PhD Candidate in Mind Body Medicine practice from Saybrook University. Terrel is applying his research to facilitate the mental training of athletes and aiding them in reaching a higher level of performance.