â€œSheâ€™s a mystery,â€ says Dave Marsh, coach of the U.S. Olympic womenâ€™s team. â€œIâ€™ve experienced the passion and depth with which Katie trains and races. Iâ€™ve gone back and tried to figure out what causes it, because she doesnâ€™t fit the model. She has a wonderful family, has everything, really, that she wants; sheâ€™s a beautiful person with seemingly no dark sides. But she has this energy stirring in her, not just at meets but at practice.
â€œWhat is she pursuing? Her personal best, but sheâ€™s doing it with fury. Whereâ€™s the fury coming from? We donâ€™t know, but the stove is running hot.â€
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