Olympians Who Love the Coast

For these Summer Olympics athletes, it's the sand, sun, and water that keeps them inspired. Here are four coastal stars to root for this summer. Go U.S.A.!

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Zach & Paige Railey, sailing
Photo: Grace Huang

Friendly Competition

Zach, on their lack of competition with each other: 
"One of the things that makes us so successful is that we are pushing each other all the time. If Paige slacks off, I let her know about it, and when I slack off, she definitely lets me know about it! So I think we have a huge advantage with having a family member traveling on the circuit together."

Well, maybe not a total lack of competition:
"Oh my gosh," says Paige, "my brother thinks he's the Monopoly god. I will never forget when I beat him one day. He was having a mental breakdown." Adds Zach, "It's funny because we'll be like, 'Who can fill up a bottle the quickest with the hose? Who can run up five flights of stairs faster?' We just run each other into the ground."

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