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This Olympian got his start in Boise. Watch as he returns to train and reminisce

Where it all began: Olympian Nick Symmonds returns to Bishop Kelly to train, reminisce

Before Nick Symmonds was a two-time Olympian in track, he was running for Bishop Kelly High School in Boise. Recently, Symmonds revisited the school to vlog about how his career started and what he loves about the Treasure Valley.
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Before Nick Symmonds was a two-time Olympian in track, he was running for Bishop Kelly High School in Boise. Recently, Symmonds revisited the school to vlog about how his career started and what he loves about the Treasure Valley.

Two-time Olympian Nick Symmonds made a stop in Boise on Monday as he prepares for the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships this Thursday through Sunday in Sacramento.

The 2002 Bishop Kelly High graduate posted a YouTube video of a workout and tour of his alma mater Monday.

“I have so many great memories from this place,” Symmonds said in the video.

Symmonds, who competed in the 800 meters at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, still holds Idaho’s 4A state meet record in the 800 with a time of 1 minute, 53.62 seconds. His time remains a BK school record, which he pointed out in his video tour of the BK campus.

“I’m secretly still pretty happy that my name’s still up on this board,” Symmonds said

Symmonds announced in January he will retire from track after the 2017 outdoor season.

He is a six-time U.S. outdoor champion in the 800 and a silver medalist at the 2013 world championships in Moscow.

Rachel Roberts: 208-377-6422, @IDS_VarsityX

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