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Remarkable journey takes Reyes to U.S. swim trials

For Thursday, June 28, 2012

By Ferd Lewis

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 28, 2012

~~<p>At every turn this week, Ilia Reyes is reminded that the 3,900 miles between Kaunakakai, Molokai, and Omaha, Neb., barely hint at the journey that has brought him to these U.S. Olympic swimming trials.</p>
<p>When he takes in the atmosphere in the sold-out 14,000-seat CenturyLink Center, passes Michael Phelps on the pool deck or poses for pictures on the TV stage, it is testament to the path of self-discovery and personal affirmation that has led him there.</p>
<div style="float:right;padding-left:1em;padding-bottom:1em;padding-top:1em;"><img src="http://media.bclocalnews.com/images/20120628_spo_reyes.jpg" alt="" /><br />
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<strong>Ilia Reyes:</strong><br />
<em>Will swim in 100 free<br />
today at Olympic trials</em></div>
~~

At every turn this week, Ilia Reyes is reminded that the 3,900 miles between Kaunakakai, Molokai, and Omaha, Neb., barely hint at the journey that has brought him to these U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

When he takes in the atmosphere in the sold-out 14,000-seat CenturyLink Center, passes Michael Phelps on the pool deck or poses for pictures on the TV stage, it is testament to the path of self-discovery and personal affirmation that has led him there. Ilia Reyes: Will swim in 100 free today at Olympic trials Login for more...



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