David Wilson hopes to triple jump in indoor season

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Former NFL running back David Wilson continues to train in the triple jump and hopes to compete in the next indoor track and field season, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In August, Wilson retired from football due to neck injuries and said his new athletic goal was to make the 2016 U.S. Olympic team in the triple jump. Wilson, 23, was sixth in the triple jump at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

The indoor track season starts in January.

“Right now I’m not doing any full-speed approaches,” Wilson told the newspaper Monday. “I’m just doing three-step approaches, short stuff. I’m taking it one day at a time, I’m not in no rush to get back out there.

“They’ll start [the outdoor season] around the end of March, Aprilish. But I won’t compete. Right now, where I’m at in training, I don’t want to rush and go out there just to do it. I want to take my time and do it right.”

Here are David Wilson’s early prospects for making the 2016 Olympic team.