Brandon Hudgins going to Olympic Trials

Statement from Hudgins' father Calvin: Brandon's dream is about to come true! During his entire athletic career he has talked about two things, running a sub four-minute mile and running in the Olympic Trials. Despite all the problems that he has faced, he is on the verge of accomplishing both of these goals. Last August at Meredith College, he ran 3:59.67 and became the third South Carolina athlete to run sub 4:00. On Thursday, July 7 at 7:20 p.m. he will line up and race for the opportunity to represent our country in the 2016 Olympic games. We cannot express how proud we are of him and all that he has overcome. His struggle to deal with GPA (Wegener's Granulomatosis), a disease that made running extremely painful, has led him to  taking  an active roll with the Vasculitis Foundation to help raise awareness of this incurable disease. Like a lot of Olympic athletes, Brandon has been working a full-time job while training, which meant going out for runs after midnight. With the trials approaching he resigned from his job to train full time.  Now that he has qualified to run in the trials, we are raising funds to cover the cost of the family making the trip to Eugene, Oregon to support him. I want to thank everyone who have already contributed to the cause. If you would like to help support Brandon  you can make a donation to Team Brandon at 

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