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Column - September 7, 2012

From Olympics to a job, it's tough

by Jeb Bing

The London Olympics are already history for most of us, but for many of the athletes the next chapters of their lives are just beginning and could be the toughest. Justin Wilcock of Pleasanton knows the challenges Olympians face when their years of concentration on athletic achievement -- often most of their lifetime by the time they reach the Olympics -- are over. Coming home from the excitement and global camaraderie often is a major emotional letdown. Some go back to school. Others look for jobs. Every one of them, except for the few who will continue to train for the 2016 games, face uncertainties about their future for the first time.

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