Is it a face that soon will be smiling from magazine covers? Dolan knows the answer to that: Only if he can breathe deep and bring home a gold medal or two or three. "No matter how much I accomplished, I've always felt there was something more to shoot for," he says. "Even when I broke a world record, I came home and I knew there was something beyond that—the Olympics, the gold medal. Since I was a kid, that's the thing that's been driving me."
It has driven him over the edge at times, but he has survived. And he has made it to Atlanta. He's pretty sure that no one worked any harder to get there.