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Qualifying for the Olympics does not guarantee a spot on a team. For the 11 BYU affiliates who have met qualifying standards, the process of possibly becoming an Olympian has just begun. In most cases, the athletes won’t know if they made the team until about two weeks before the Olympics begin.
Athletes aren’t the only people who are selected to represent their countries in the Olympic Games; athletic trainers must qualify and apply before they are selected for a spot on an Olympic medical staff team — a behind-the-scenes position that cares for athletes and their bodies day and night during the Olympics.
When the cross country season finishes this November, most of the runners will begin training for track and field, but not Conner Mantz. He is going to start his marathon training to prepare for the Olympic trials.