Marilyn King (born May 21, 1949) is an Olympic athlete (1972, 1976) in the pentathlon. "While preparing for the ill-fated 1980 Olympics, she suffered a back injury which resulted in her being bed-ridden for four months. She spent most of that time watching films of successful pentathletes, visualizing and feeling herself going through the same events. Despite her lack of physical preparation she placed second in the trials thanks, she feels, to her psychological state." 1

She is the founder of Beyond Sports, an Oakland organization "which seeks to extend the application of imagery and related skills to a broader arena of individual and social concerns, including world peace." 1

Links and References

  1. Ordinary Olympians