She is the pride of Plymouth. In just a few days Morgan Uceny will be in the world spotlight running for gold in the 2012 London Olympics. It's a dream come true for Morgan and her family.
"It's been a long journey. I don't know if she ever really could grasp that that was the end of the tunnel. But she accomplished it and we're pretty proud of that," said Brenda Uceny.
Morgan punched her ticket to the Olympics in grand fashion winning the U.S. Trials in Oregon and backing up her No.1 world ranking from 2011.
"It's phenomenal," said Marty Uceny.
"She likes to win, she's real competitive person no matter what she did. I think I started out that way myself, you got to win, you got to win." Morgan's parents Marty and Brenda will head to London on Aug. 1, as will Morgan. Her first race is Aug. 6 and if she can make it through those prelims, she'll run for gold on Aug.10.
"I have people running at me down the sidewalk ‘Are you Morgan's mom?’ and it's like yeah," said Brenda. It’s the same for Marty. "The whole community is really getting up. Everyone is town, I can't walk down the street without someone coming up and congratulating me.”
A young girl growing up in Plymouth with dreams of playing in the WNBA now has the chance to be the first American woman to medal in the 1500 meters.
"I'll be holding my breath, that's tradition. I hold my breath until she crosses the finish line. Whether she wins or doesn't, we still love her and are very proud of her," said Brenda.