The Stories of the Upstate™ #305: (Brent Manley) "I was once a casino dealer."

                        The triathlon coach with Greenville's Without Limits, Brent Manley brings Story #305.

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"My primary job is to make athletes more efficient at what they do," is how the triathlon coach for Greenville's Without Limits, Brent Manley describes his work.  This multi-sport endurance coach was prepared for his job by a childhood full of different sports from swimming to rock climbing and by the U.S. Navy.  Brent tells us that form is everything for triathletes; their form dictates how much energy they will use and the more energy used, the less efficient they are. 

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The Stories of the Upstate™ #241: (Kevin Mihaly) "The Jersey boardwalks were my childhood complete with pinball machines, cotton candy and hot dogs."

              Our 241st story comes from Emmy winner, photographer and former ESPN staffer, Kevin Mihaly.

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Telling stories is Kevin Mihaly's life and it all started with a Super 8 millimeter camera.  As a teen, he used his Super 8 to tell stories of what was happening in the neighborhood in goofy ways, including claymation.  His love of telling stories led him to a little sports news start up called Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) where he worked for 20 yrs and won 3 Emmys for Outside The Lines, Sports Center and NFL Game Day.  His passion for storytelling led him to go back to college in his 40s for photography and to opening up a photography business.  He continues to tell stories and we look forward to hearing what he'll tell us next.

The Stories of the Upstate #121: "As a kid, I kayaked on the Potomac River near DC."

                                       1992 Olympic Gold Medalist, Joe Jacobi shares story #121

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The Stories of the Upstate #104: "I played other sports as a kid, but one day I caught a volleyball and that changed everything."

                        The 2015 Dorman High Volleyball Player of the Year, Thayer Hall serves up Story #104.

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