Last year was the second time I attended the Mr Olympia weekend held each year in Las Vegas. The expo is always a highlight, giving attendees the chance to meet the elite of the sport, watch a variety of strength sports and partake of the huge amount of free giveaways and samples on offer at the various supplement booths.
The competition is held at the Orleans Hotel & Casino and it’s great fun sitting in the lobby watching the assembled freak-show of fans and athletes pass by. The day after the show I got the opportunity to attend a training session with T-nation writers, John Meadows and editor Chris Shugart. Meadows took Mark Dugdale, who had competed the previous evening in the 212 division, through a Mountain Dog workout. Dugdale was in amazing shape. I chatted with his lovely wife, Christina who very kindly gave me a copy of Mark’s excellent “Driven” DVD.
I took some great photos over the weekend, only to eventually lose my phone without having backed up my pics. (Lesson Learned: Back up your fuckin’ pics!)
I did have some salvaged so it wasn’t a total loss. The pics might be gone, but the memories remain forever. Looking forward to the next one.
The great Lee Labrada