We have had the pleasure of interviewing Suzy Favor-Hamilton many times on our program. I had the pleasure of interviewing her one-on-one, in person, a number of years ago. She was a sports hero of mine, though my admiration for her transcended that arena into real life. I have always respected her for her openness and her transparency in all things her life. She refreshingly spoke of her flaws in a manner that made her super-human, for few of us invite the world into the deepest and darkest recesses of our beings. I once wrote of her, on this blog:
Suzy Favor-Hamilton is as classy as you can get - an Olympic athlete who struggled with depression and self-confidence her entire life, took a fall in Sydney when the pressure to succeed and the weight of potential failure literally rode her to the track, and not an excuse from her lips offered. She has owned her story, and has emerged victorious in life as a result.
Just minutes ago, another chapter of her story surfaced on The Smoking Gun’s website. It looks like they've done their homework, so to speak, and have published this with the utmost confidence in their facts, complete with reported quotes from Suzy herself, acknowledging those facts.
Not that I (or anyone) deserve to “truly” know her any more than she cares to reveal, but it is precisely Suzy Favor-Hamilton's gracious invitation to do precisely that, it is her capitalization on precisely that, that makes this revelation a colossal betrayal.
The story is HERE