At the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center a banner in the foyer greets patrons:
The US Olympic Committee wish America’s best continued success as you challenge yourself to be the World’s best.
Remember always that â€œthe will to win is nothing without the will to prepare.â€
With this mission in mind, the U.S. challenged themselves and teammates in a thirteen day training camp in Lake Placid. For the fourth consecutive year the US team has chosen Upstate New York as its fourth, and final, training camp. â€œLake Placid is a fall tradition,â€ says National Team Coach Justin Wadsworth. â€œIt’s an ideal situation here. Everyone is really dialed in. The terrain is perfect for training. The athletes know exactly what to expect — they know the roads they’re rollerskiing, the hills their bounding. They come right in and get the work done.â€
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