Born to two college sprinters, it seems as if running is in this Olympic hopeful's blood.
Michael Norman, 21, is one of the country's top sprinters. And this kid from Murrieta, California, may represent the U.S. by running the 200- and 400-meter races in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Norman holds the world's fastest time this year in the men's 400-meter run at 44.62 seconds
"I'll always strive for perfection, especially when I'm on the track," Norman said. "I think we're overdue for some gold medals."
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But Norman said he has needed to be a little stricter during his training regime. His runner's physique was more than likely made in the kitchen — or rather by staying out of it.
"I really love ice cream. I really love pastries and doughnuts. I really love breakfast. French toast is my favorite thing to eat," Norman said. "I just want that so bad, but I'm like, 'It's OK. I'll go eat a real meal and I'll be fine.'"
The U.S. has not won a gold medal in the 200-meter run since 2004. Norman hopes to change that, but he is also thinking about the far future.
"After you achieve that gold medal, you have to sit down and say, 'OK, what's my new goal?'" Norman said.
But running is not the only thing Norman does fast. He graduated from USC in three years, earning a degree in communications. He said he wants to run professionally and later become a sportscaster.