Brendan Hansen, 31, walked away from swimming four years ago. And yet here he is, trying to make his third straight Olympic team. Read more.
Photo by Toni Sandys (The Washington Post)
I went to grade school with this guy and, while we were never friends or kept in touch after St. Denis’s fifth grade, it’s fun to actually sort-of know (or once have known) someone to root for in the Olympics. And he’s got a potentially great comeback story - I’ll be rooting for sure.