The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics - Part 4: Touching the Divine, Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

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With two weeks left to go before their Olympic trials, the University of Washington boys continued to train every day, with Ulbrickson eventually cutting much of their time for socialization and travel to help keep the boys focused. Ulbrickson was particularly concerned with Don Hume, who had been battling a nasty chest infection and cold since they left America. Rather than getting better in time, he seemed to be getting worse. Ulbrickson was forced to consider the possibility of using an alternate in the final race if Hume failed to recover. Another concern he was dealing with was the layout of the racecourse. The outer two lanes of the lake were completely exposed to wind and weather, and posed a serious handicap to whichever teams were forced to row there. Ulbrickson battled with the Olympic committee to have the racetrack...

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