Ryan Held's gold medal continues to shine, weeks after the Olympics in Brazil. The Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin grad has seen his overnight celebrity come back to Earth a little after his emotional trip to the podium generated worldwide attention after he collected Olympic gold in the 4×100 meter freestyle relay. For Held, it was beneficial to get back to normalcy, namely in the water in September as a member of the North Carolina State Wolfpack.
Held is promoting the new GO 217 program at HSHS Hospitals in Central Illinois. The program is meant to encourage fitness and exercise.