The Olympic Dream of Alex Ortiz - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/26/09

The Olympic Dream of Alex Ortiz

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Alex Ortiz of Kress had no ice skating experience, yet while watching the 2006 Winter Olympics, he decided he wanted to become an Olympic Speedskater.

Despite numerous hurdles Alex had to overcome, his drive, determination and passion to become a speedskater continues today. What once was a far-fetched idea is now a truly possible Olympic Dream!! This story is sure to inspire anyone to dare to dream!!!

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