Elite Athlete Testimonials

Chris Randolph, Decathlon

I am a decathlete in training to make an Olympic or World Championship team and this year I was a recipient of an Elite Athlete Development Grant. At Nationals this year, I placed fourth, just one spot from making the team to Berlin. I have no doubt in my mind that without the grant, I(…)

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

I fully support the USATF Foundation. The additional revenue generated by the Foundation will help expand existing programs and create innovative new ones. Additionally, the Foundation will assist athletes as they pursue their Olympic dreams. Please join me in growing the sport of track & field by making your gift today.

Maggie Vessey, 800 Meters

Thank you, the board members and the Foundation for the support. I appreciate the well wishes so much. It was the most fantastic moment of my life – winning the Prefontaine Classic 800 meters – and the Foundation helped to make it possible and the people involved were there to witness it. What a perfect(…)

Loree Smith, Hammer Throw

I am writing this to say thank you USATF Foundation. The hardest part about making the Olympic team isn’t necessarily the training, it’s being able to pay the bills. At a time when debating to go home or “stick it out” training, the Foundation awarded me a grant to continue my training. Grants also send(…)