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Raleigh Man Hopeful Looking To Hurdle His Way To The Paris Olympics

Source: The TODAY Show

Summer is just around the corner and that means the 2024 Olympics in Paris, France will commence. Athletes from all over the world will try their best to represent their country in the ultimate competitive sports event. During this month-long event, the world will be brought together through these amazing athlete their skill set, and the amazing stories of their journey to Olympic glory. For one Walmart employee, his journey to Paris starts at home. 

Dylan Beard is a hurdler who’s competing for a roster spot on the United States Track and Field Team.  Beard has already been successful in winning surprisingly this year at the Millrose Games in the 60-meter hurdle event. See for Beard’s finish was the third fastest and landed him a spot at the U.S. Track and Field Trials to qualify for an Olympic spot.  

What makes this story the type of story that the Olympics are made of is Beard does not have any sponsorship to support his hurdling career. In fact, Beard is currently a full-time employee at Walmart in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Hard work is nothing new to Beard as he is known by his colleagues to be a hard worker. He is also known to work even hard in training. 

Beard’s manager David Davis at Walmart had this to say about Beard.

“Dylan’s work ethic is next level. He provides excellent customer service all the time. He goes above and beyond, just like he does on the track,” he said.

After winning at Millrose, instead of celebrating with friends and family Beard came back home to training showing his commitment to his craft. As you can see Beard is a hard worker with proven success. Beard’s hard work has not gone unnoticed and Walmart surprised Beard with a check for $20,000 to ensure he is supported by friends and family at the Olympic Trials.  

Be on the lookout for Beard this summer at the trials in Eugene, Oregon as he looks to punch his ticket to Paris.

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