Marlena Hilari Wesh, a Haitian-American sprinter born on February 16, 1991, competed in the women’s 200- and 400-meter events for Haiti at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
In case you missed it, Week 2 of Season 26 of The Bachelor aired on Monday, May 7. saw Marlena Wesh compete and was blown away by her athleticism.
Marlena sprinted, dove, slid, and chugged milk throughout the group date obstacle course in an effort to earn some alone time with Clayton. Even though she wasn’t the first to reach Clayton’s arms, the leader still took note of her abilities.
At the cocktail party that night, Clayton reminisced with Marlena about the day’s events. You looked like you could have competed in the Olympics when you began off sprinting.
When Marlena told Clayton, “I am an Olympian,” he heard it for the first time (Casual, nbd.)
Not often do you hear that a candidate on a dating programme competed in the Olympics, so we had to dig deeper to learn more about this unusual circumstance. Find out if Marlena has what it takes to win over Clayton’s heart by learning more about her amazing athletic background.
There are a lot of attractive and accomplished ladies on Clayton Echard’s season of The Bachelor, but can we all just make room for an Olympian, please?
Marlena Wesh, a 30-year-old native of Virginia Beach, is a remarkably successful track and field athlete. While watching Clayton’s season, we’ll be discussing Marlena in great detail, including some spoilers about how far she gets.
Marlena is currently being explored by “The Bachelor” viewers every Monday as they follow Clayton Echard’s season and get to know Marlena.
Even though Marlena’s backstory has been hinted at throughout the series, there is still a lot more to learn about her.
Listeners of “The Bachelorette” saw her talk with Clayton about her Olympic dreams and see her show off her tattoo of the Olympic rings, but she dropped by the “Talking It Out with Bachelor Nation” podcast to elaborate.
Marlena discussed her road to the 2012 Olympics with co-hosts Mike Johnson and Bryan Abasolo.
She began by explaining that she has dual citizenship with the United States and Haiti and that Haiti has distinct requirements.
Marlena explained that whereas the United States holds Olympic trials, Haiti requires athletes to achieve a “A” standard in order to participate in the Olympics.
In her case, that meant completing the 400-meter dash in less than 51.43 seconds, which is VERY FAST.
In 2012, as a Junior at Clemson, she went to UVa to take part in the Atlantic Coast Conference final.
Now, back to Wesh and all of her amazing achievements. The Olympic 400-meter runner ran for Haiti in the 2012 Summer Games in London.
She advanced to the semi-finals but was eliminated before the championship round. To put it bluntly, the Virginia-born Aquarius who broke ACC records in the 400-meter dash while studying at Clemson University is a badass. Darrell, Wesh’s brother, is also a sprinter.
He competed for Haiti in the 100-meter dash at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Read on to find more about this season’s Bachelor’s gold medalist runner who is now chasing roses.