Olympians in training

Athletes around the world train for the upcoming London Olympics.

Olympians in training

U.S. marathon runner Meb Keflezighi trains for the London 2012 Olympics in Mammoth Lakes, California May 30, 2012. Olympic silver medalist Keflezighi, 37, is the oldest American ever to qualify for the Olympic marathon. He trains at an altitude of around 9,000 feet in Mammoth to increase his red blood cells and boost his endurance.

Olympians in training

Spain's David Cal paddles his canoe single (C1) during a training session on the River Lerez in the city of Pontevedra May 17, 2012. Cal is months away from a shot at winning a fifth Olympic medal, which would make him Spain's most decorated Olympian. The man who had the honor of carrying the Spanish flag at the opening ceremony in the Beijing Olympics competes in the C1 class canoe, where the competitor kneels in his craft and uses a single paddle down one side.

Olympians in training

Kuwaiti Shooter Mariam Erzouqi, 24, poses as she takes aim during practice at the Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex in Kuwait, May 26, 2012. Mariam Erzouqi grips her German-made air rifle with carefully-manicured hands, steadies her footing, eyes the target and slowly pulls the trigger until a soft crack echoes through Kuwait's cavernous shooting range. The 24-year-old is set to become the second Kuwaiti woman to compete at an Olympic Games and will take dead aim at a medal in the 10 and 50 meters air rifle in London.

Olympians in training

Jay Chau, vice chairman of the Hong Kong Kiteboarding Federation, takes part in a training session at Shui Hau Wan at Hong Kong's Lantau Island May 12, 2012. The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) announced the decision to include men's and women's kiteboarding at the expense of windsurfing earlier this month, describing it as a "fantastic addition" for the Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Olympians in training

Shot putter Tomasz Majewski of Poland trains for the 2012 London Olympic Games at the Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw April 17, 2012. Majewski won a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games with 21.51 meters and is considered as one of the favorites for the 2012 London Olympic Games this year.

Olympians in training

Milagros Cabral, captain of the Dominican Republic volleyball team practices during training season at the Olympic center in Santo Domingo in this picture taken May 22, 2012. The team qualified for one of the only three spots for women's volleyball teams from the Americas to play at the London Olympics, along with the United States and Brazil.

Olympians in training

Tunisian Taekwondo athlete Khaoula Ben Hamza (in blue) trains during preparations for the 2012 London Olympic Games in Tunis May 25, 2012.

Olympians in training

Brazilian Ronald Juliao prepares to throw a discus during a training session at the Athletics Center in Sao Caetano do Sul, near Sao Paulo May 17, 2012. Juliao will be taking part in the 2012 London Olympics.

Olympians in training

Marathon runner Gladys Tejeda, the first Peruvian athlete who qualified for the 2012 London Olympic Games, runs during her training in the Andean province of Junin May 15, 2012. A private company will take Gladys' mother Marcelina Pucuhuaranga, 69, to London as part of the "Thank you Mom" program. For Pucuhuaranga, who received her first passport, it will be the first time traveling out of Peru. The program will take about 120 mothers of different athletes around the world to attend the games. Tejeda, the youngest of nine children, returned to her hometown to visit her mother and to focus on training where she will run more than 20 km every day in the highlands (over 4,105 meters above sea level).

Olympians in training

Olympic weightlifter Andrei Aramnau trains at a sport base on the outskirts of Minsk, April 18, 2012. Winning the national championship has convinced Belarussian lifter Aramnau that he has put behind two drink-driving convictions and the resultant two-year ban to be on course for a second Olympic gold. Aramnau's confidence stemmed from his victory in the national championship two months ago with a 400kg lift. The 24-year-old lifter was working overtime to get into shape and was confident of hitting top form in the London Olympics.

Olympians in training

U.S. trampoline gymnast Michael Devine trains for the London 2012 Olympics at his home gym, the J and J Tumbling and Trampoline Team Center, while his coach Shaun Kempton (L) looks on in Pecatonica, Illinois, May 7, 2012.

Olympians in training

Competitors take part in the final of the men's 1500m during the BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium in London May 7, 2012.

Olympians in training

Austrian table tennis players Chen Weixing, Li Qiangbing, Robert Gardos and Werner Schlager (Left to Right) serve the ball during a training session in Schwechat outside Vienna May 2, 2012. Chen, Li, Gardos and Schleger will participate at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Olympians in training

Olympic hopeful Abdul Rashid Bangura, 27, shadow boxes while training at the national stadium in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, April 25, 2012. Sierra Leone's national boxing team was scrambling on Wednesday to raise money to send athletes to an Olympic qualifying event starting in Morocco on Friday, but lack of financing and government support means the competition is likely out of reach for most of the national team.

Olympians in training

Italian Olympic team archer Marco Galiazzo prepares to release an arrow during a training session in Padua, northern Italy, April 21, 2012. Galiazzo won the gold medal in the men's individual archery event at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, and will take part in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Olympians in training

Helana Scott runs with the Olympic torch before boarding a train during the London 2012 Olympic Games Torch Relay rehearsal at Great Central Railway in Leicester, central England April 20, 2012.

Olympians in training

Austrian gymnast and Olympic hopeful Caroline Weber practices with the ribbon during a training session in Vienna April 19, 2012. Weber, 26, who practices six hours a day five days a week, will participate in the rhythmic gymnastics competition at the London 2012 Olympic games.

Olympians in training

Hungarian swimmer Laszlo Cseh swims underwater during a training session in Budapest April 12, 2012.

Olympians in training

Tyler Hinton takes a breath after going under the water while competing in the men's C1 during the U.S. Olympic trials for whitewater slalom in Charlotte, North Carolina April 13, 2012.

Olympians in training

Jamaican runners Usain Bolt (232) of the Racers Track Club races ahead of Asafa Powell (2nd R) of the MVP Track Club in the men's 4x100m relay at the Utech Classic in Kingston April 14, 2012. Bolt finished first and Powell second. Picture taken April 14, 2012.

Olympians in training

Track cycling sprinter Kevin Mansker of the U.S. trains for the London 2012 Olympics in Carson, near Los Angeles, California, April 11, 2012.

Olympians in training

Primoz Kozmus of Slovenia throws a hammer during his training for the 2012 London Olympics in Brezice March 22, 2012. Kozmus was the Olympic gold medallist from Beijing and World Champion from Berlin.

Olympians in training

Spanish boxer Jennifer Miranda lifts weights during a training session at a high-performance sports centre in Los Alcazares, southeastern Spain, April 3, 2012.

Olympians in training

Mongolia's Olympic freestyle 60kg wrestler Mandakhnaran Ganzorig limbers up at a wrestling gym in Ulan Bator, October 27, 2011.

Olympians in training

Olympic silver medallist weightlifter Dmitry Klokov drops weights during training at his father's house in the village of Sinkovo outside Moscow, April 3, 2012.

Olympians in training

Tunisian wrestler Haithem Belaiech (in blue) trains for the 2012 London Olympic Games in Tunis, March 29, 2012.

Olympians in training

Palestinian runner Worood Maslaha, 20, stretches as she practices with her trainer Saher Jura (unseen) at a field belonging to her family in the West Bank village of Asira Ash-Shamaliya near Nablus, March 27, 2012.

Olympians in training

A member of the national weightlifting team trains as he prepares to compete with other athletes for the selection of the Olympics team in Khartoum, Sudan, February 28, 2012.

Olympians in training

Argentine born boxer Tamara Fabiana Garcia gets punched in the face by fellow boxer Jennifer Miranda during a training session at a high-performance sports centre in Los Alcazares, southeastern Spain, April 2, 2012.

Olympians in training

U.S. platform diver Haley Ishimatsu trains for the London 2012 Olympics in Los Angeles, March 28, 2012.

Olympians in training

German beach volleyball players Sara Goller (R), 27, and Laura Ludwig, 26, train for the London 2012 Olympics in Manhattan Beach, California, April 9, 2012.

Olympians in training

Gaza runner Bahaa al-Farra stretches during a training session as children mimic him while posing for the camera in Shati refugee camp in Gaza City, March 25, 2012.

Olympians in training

Argentine judoka Paula Pareto stretches during a training session at Cenard Sports Complex in Buenos Aires, March 26, 2012.

Olympians in training

Track cycling sprinter Simona Krupeckaite of Lithuania leaves the training session for the London 2012 Olympics in Panevezis, April 12, 2012.

Olympians in training

U.S platform diver Haley Ishimatsu trains for the London 2012 Olympics in Los Angeles, March 28, 2012.

Olympians in training

Mongolian Olympic boxer Tugstsogt Nyambayar prepares to train in a gym in Ulan Batur, October 27, 2011.

Olympians in training

Iraqi sprinter Dana Abdul-Razzaq (R) during a training session in Baghdad University, February 27, 2012.

Olympians in training

Freestyle wrestlers take part in a training session at a sport base in Makhachkala, the capital of Russia's North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, March 23, 2012.