Marilyn King

Two-time Olympian and founder of the Olympian Peace Team.
Oakland, California, USA
Marilyn King
Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner (2017)
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Marilyn is a two-time Olympian who represented the USA in the women’s pentathlon in 1972 and 1976. However, competing at a championship level was only the beginning of her world-class contribution. When she was involved in a serious car accident in 1979 and was unable to train for the 1980 USA Olympic Team, Marilyn used visualization and mental rehearsal to prepare herself for competition through the extraordinary power of her mind. She came second in the Olympic trials without physical training: a sensational achievement. The knowledge that she could do this set her on a new career of teaching Olympian thinking to multiple audiences from school children to business executives. But Marilyn had an even higher goal: to use the prestige of Olympians around the world to promote peace in all its forms. She founded the Olympian Peace Team which now makes a major contribution through the United Nations to promote peace in the world. Marilyn’s company is called “Way beyond Sports,” which it truly is.