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Former Olympian: If You Have A Body, You Are An Athlete

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Erica McClain was the #1 ranked triple jumper in the US from 2008-2010 and competed on Team USA at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In January, 2015 she founded PATHworks (@PATHworksInc), a youth development company that merges sports participation and academic learning for middle school students through a sports-inspired curriculum.

McClain was a sponsored Nike track athlete and loved the inspiring Nike slogan "If You have a body, you are an athlete." If you are willing to put yourself out there in a sports setting, you should have the opportunity to play and grow no matter how talented you are.

McClain believes this saying is important for the overall well-being of kids and goal setting. Kids should have opportunities to play regardless of talent because being physically active is so vital for psychological development.