Best Reason to Flip off the Naysayers

Idaho's Olympians

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Sometimes it's easy to let the glass-half-empty people bring everyone else down. Well, now you can tell them to suck it. If you need a source of inspiration, all you have to do is look to Idaho's Olympians. Boise's own Kristin Armstrong overcame injury and a brief flirtation with retirement to claim her second gold in the women's cycling time trial, while 800 meter runner Nick Symmonds cruised to a personal best time. Former Ketchum resident Georgia Gould rocked it on the mountain-biking course to claim a bronze, while former Boise State athletes Jarred Rome and Kurt Felix left it all on the track in the discus and decathlon. Ketchum resident Adrienne Lyle and her horse Wizard leapt to new heights, as well. And while her ties to Boise aren't tight, that didn't stop the city for cheering for swimmer Breeja Larson, who briefly lived in Boise, as she made her way to gold as part of the women's 4x100 meter relay team. With those heroes in mind, we kindly tell the disbelievers to step off.

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