Michael
Norman

Patience. Patience. Patience

Explore Michael’s story below.

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Sport

Track & Field

Born

December 3, 1997

Hometown

Murrieta, CA

Olympic Games

Olympic Hopeful

Vehicle

RAV4 Hybrid

Michael’s Olympic Journey

When Michael started running track, it was just a way to hang out and compete with his friends. He’ll even admit he wasn’t the fastest on the team when he started. He even thought about quitting before his freshman year, until his friend convinced him to keep on going. Little did Michael know, his success that season would ignite his desire to compete on the world stage.

Knowing all the potential I have in the sport makes me excited to be the best athlete I can be.
Road to Tokyo
If there is one word to describe Michael’s journey, it would be “patience.” Although he’s had some amazing moments in his young career, Michael knows inspirational or exciting moments can’t be forced. Those moments are a product of countless days, months and years of hard work and dedication to the sport. As a sprinter, Michael trains over 300 days a year for a race that lasts mere seconds. And when it’s over, the highs are high and the lows are low. But Michael makes every effort he can to be mentally prepared. For Michael, seeing his family and friends in the stands reminds him of all the progress he’s made from the day his dad introduced him to the track in 2009.

RAV4 Hybrid Stats

MPG COMBINED

41

CARGO VOL. (CU. FT.)

37.5

AIRBAGS

8

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RAV4 Hybrid’s standard Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) provides all-weather capability and confident on-road driving dynamics. Add an ample 219 combined net horsepower with an EPA-estimated 41 mpg combined rating, and you can always take the scenic route.

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