One of my best friends, Sean Furey, is representing the U.S. in javelin this year in London. His dream is finally being realized after years of preparation, training, injury and setbacks, rehab, and of course, personal bests along the way. He had to earn his spot on the team, just like every other Olympian. To win a gold medal, or to simply compete in the Olympics, is a dream that drives athletes to sacrifice and compete at an elite level that most people aren’t willing to do — yet there’s no money! Last time I checked, you can’t retire on a gold medal.