When Apolo Anton Ohno passes the coaches’ box at a short-track speedskating race, he sees a lot of familiar faces.
The box is filled with people he used to compete against. They have retired, leaving the sport to athletes with fresher legs.
And to Ohno.
“They’re still there,” says Ohno, 27. “But now, instead of on the ice with me, they’re coaching skaters to try and beat me.”