For Omanyala, racing is “90% mental.” Along with rigorous training and workout sessions, the track star says his trick to keeping calm is to visualize the event for weeks leading up to race day.
“There are always two sides of a race: you either win or lose. So, I always visualize both, so that when I get into a race and something happens, it doesn’t hit me that hard because I’ve already visualized that,” he said.
“I remember I never recovered for like a month. I was just still thinking, ‘Is it a dream? I’m not believing that this is happening,'” he said.
Watch the video above to see how Omanyala is training the next generation of sprinters.