FROM Robert Forster
Physical Therapy for Olympians Bob Kersee is the husband and coach of multiple world-record holder Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who's now retired. But he's a big presence in the Olympic Games. Robert Forster of Santa Monica is a physical therapist on Kersee's team who's been to five Olympiads. One of his athletes, Dawn Harper, won a silver medal in the 100 meter hurdles today and Allyson Felix made the finals in the 200-meter sprint.
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