Olympic Champion

(Alex) 1, 2, 3… GO!! Those were the words I heard from our guide Antony as we began our race in the first Olympic Stadium ever. First, we walked through the legendary arch and saw the completely empty stadium. Getting there at 8 means the sun was a golden color and there was absolutely no one there. Instead of seats there was grass for the spectators of the games, except for the few people of high authority back then. Finally we were off! I quickly took the lead with the other three trailing shortly behind. As I sprinted down the track (a 600 foot straight track) I thought to myself: ìIf I donít win this race, I am RUINED!î I mean how would you feel if you lost a race to your little siblings, and the results were going on-line? That would be BEYOND embarrassing!!

I looked quickly behind me and saw the other three catching up. I sprinted forward and saw two lines ahead of me. One was the finish line and one was something else. I later learned that it was the drainage system, but only after I slowed down thinking it was the end of the race. I was obviously wrong and kept sprinting forward. I finally made it! I was the champion! Emma, then Andrew and Reis (neck and neck) crossed the line really close behind.

We walked to the Temple of Zeus for the crowning of the champion with the Laurel of olive leaves. It was kind of awkward but in the end I was still the winner!! It was definitely a close race.

Twitter Digg Delicious Stumbleupon Technorati Facebook

14 Responses to “Olympic Champion”

  1. Yeah I am the first to reply!! Anyway up here in Maine we are getting tornado warnings! = ( Great running Alex!!!

  2. Dr. Noxon's office 22. Jul, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    We love following you on your awesome website! Everyone in the office sends their best! Great video and picture of Alex….but where are her retainers!! 🙂

  3. Congratulations, you ran like the wind. We know about wind: yesterday we had a tornado in Westport. NO kidding. I wonder whether any of those leaves on your head came from here? They sure blew around far and fast enough.

  4. The Kovrlijas 22. Jul, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    What a fun video!

  5. Hi Alex,
    Nice race! I can totally relate to your concern about not winning. I am the oldest of 3 and it would have been just awful and “embarrassing” to loose to my younger siblings.
    Kudos for being an Olympic champion and wearing the laurel wreath so well!
    Happy Adventures,
    Mrs. Chase

  6. HEYYY ALEX!!!
    HOW IS GREECE?? AWESOME JOB WINNING THE RACE! LOL THAT VIDEO WAS SOOOO COOL…HAVE U DONE A LOT OF FUN THINGS? HOW’S THE WEATHER? I’VE SPENT LIKE AN HOUR ON UR WEBSITE THIS MORNING LOL…ITS SO ENTERTAINING! EVERYONE LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE HAVING SO MUCH FUN AND GETTING ALONG SO WELL!!HAHA…I CAN’T BELEIVE YOU LOST HENRY ON THE PLANE:(…IM GONNA FIND A CAT BEANIE BABY(I THINK THATS WHAT IT WAS LOL) AND SEND IT TO YOU!!WHAT DID IT LOOK LIKE? LOL….WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE THING SO FAR? WE MISS YOU SOOOO MUCH AND I WILL TRY TO FOLLOW YOUR BLOG AND COMMENT AS OFTEN AS I CAN! YOUR NOT REALY MISSING ANYTHING HERE AND YOU R DEFINITELY HAVING WAY MORE FUN!! HOWS IT GOING WITHOUT A CELL PHONE CUZ I COULD NEVER DO THAT!! WELL AT LEAST U HAVE IM HAHA I COULD ALSO NEVER LIVE OUT OF A SUITCASE FOR THAT LONG!! I SERIOUSLY DO NOT KNOW HOW U DO IT!! ANYWAY HOPE YOUR HAVING AN AWESOME TIME AND THAT I CAN TALK TO YOU ABOUT IT SOOOOOOOOON!!(PROBS ON IM AND ILL TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW SKYPE WORKS! LOL)OK TRAVEL SAFELY AND ILL TTYL!!
    LOVE YOU GIRL!! <33
    ~BRIANNA BORGHI~

  7. great choice of music – i love the movie!!!! and the slow motion was just perfect, although I was expecting a bit more exhaustion and sweat. Yassou!

  8. Alex_Explorer 26. Jul, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Dr. Noxon–
    In fact, my dad told me to take out my retainers for the video to show off your great work! 😀

    Alex W

  9. Hey Alex I mis you guys hope your having fun! (well of course you are!). Any way that must of been soooo cool running in the Olympic arena!
    – hope to see you after your trip! Jamie.

  10. Hi Alex, Okay somethings wrong with me. I have tears in my eyes as you are being presented the wreath!! You look so pretty and you all look like you are having so much fun and learning SO much. You may have won the race but all the White children have beautiful strides!! Love, Tina

  11. Alex, you look radiant in your wreath. The competive spirit you bring to all you do will serve you well in life. It isn’t always easy being the oldest child yet you are handling it with grace and poise beyond your years. As Dorothy says in Oz, “there’s no place like home.” How cool you must feel to be able to call the whole wide world your home.For whatever its worth, Mr. G is so proud,not because you won the race,rather because your winning the journey and setting the bar for your three best buds otherwise known as Emski, Righty and Lefty.Lots of love and peace, Mr.G

  12. hey alex whats up? i love that video 🙂 mmhmm soo i hope u are having a blast around the world!?!? 🙂 and i alsoooo hope that u are bonding with ur brothers and sister more haha jkjk 🙂 ughhh jssa is starting up and we have chella and rachel miclures younger sister! so yeah!! i love ur website…it is sooooo AWESOME!!!?!?! oh yeah.. and i misss youuuu<33333333333 and the rest of the family hehe 🙂 soo mmmhmm i am gunna missssss uuuu soooo muchhh nexttt yearrrrr sob sob :'( eeeeeep ITS ALL UR FAULT hahah jkjk…now who will give me hugs in the hallways…………………. NOBODY eeep hahaha soooo have u been up to the north pole and got me some penguins??? sooo yeah cyaaaa alexx!?!?!?!?!?! i love youuuuu!!! <33333333333333333333 and tell ur folks wazzzzzzzzzz supppppp dawg!?! and tell emma i sawww heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey dude!!?! and tell andrew and reis what up homie g!?!cyaaaaa alexx ill seee u later…and when i say later i mean like ill seee u in 1 yearrrrrrrrrr :'( that just burned right to the core….now i have heart burn :'( sobbbb :))))))) byeeeeeeeee alexx i luv yaa!?! BYE MR. MRS. WHITE, EMMA,ANDREW,REIS

  13. Anacelia f.Silveira 05. Sep, 2011 at 9:53 am

    I miss A LOT ….. especially yous rsrsrs ANDREW REIS ALEXANDRA EMMA and your family THE WHITES… I love so much ……… I am trying to arrange and schedule a time to visit and spend some time together ….. How is everyone? I hope as always … happy xoxoxoxox MUITOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GRANDE E’ O AMOR QUE TENHO NO MEU PEITO NO MEU CORACAO ONDE CADA UM DE VOCÊS VIVE EM LEMBRANCAS BOAS…DE UM TEMPO QUE PASSA RÁPIDO DIMAIS,NAO QUERO JAMAIS OS PERDER DE VISTA,,,DE UMA CERTA FORMA VOCÊS SÃO MEUS QUERIDOS MAIS QUERIDOS…A SUA SEMPRE BABA,,,ORANDO POR VOCÊS PRO RESTO DE MINHA VIDA… Baby-Sitter MUITOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GREAT IS THE LOVE THAT I HAVE IN MY HEART IN MY HEART,,,,,,, WHERE EACH OF YOU LIVE IN … fond memories of a time passed too quickly, never wants to lose sight of them,, , in a way YOU ARE MY MOST WANTED WANTED … YOUR ALWAYS BABA,,, pRAYING FOR YOU TO REST OF MY LIFE … Baby-Sitter ANACELIA … love you all,,,