Steeplechaser Anthony Famiglietti is one of the most compelling Olympians I’ve gotten a chance to speak to on a number of occasions.

He’s a true original with his own style on and off the track.

These stories, written during my time at the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff (2001-06) show a glimpse of that one-of-a-kind personality, and the competitive mind-set of an aspiring Olympian, and the insights of one after reaching that goal and pushing to get back.

Steeplechase artistry — June 2003

House of Runners – May 2004

A dream fulfilled – August 2004

Chasing their dreams – April 2005