115 Gabriel Odujobi: World class hurdler and Bboy, yes bboy.

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This story has everything. Injury and adversity. Talent and art. How do you do what you love when you love multiple things. This athlete has figured it out. A unique athlete doing his best to make a difference in the world with his sport and positive attitude! Oh, and for any of you sprinters and hurdlers, the takeaways are priceless. Enjoy this Athlete On Fire. If you liked the title image and this sweet shot of Gabriel, check out more from Jun Dang.


Check out this video about our guest?

Adversity is a given, how you deal with it, not so much.  Our guest, like you, has dealt with plenty of adversity.  This video touches on some of it.

One More Point:

Gabriel has a great story and has thought about it enough to tell it well.  Explaining the drag leg for hurdling to his days as a bboy, it’s all pretty interesting.  Try to think of yourself if the local paper absolutely had to do a story on you.  We are guessing it could be just as interesting.  And if it isn’t go rack up some more experiences like this Athlete On Fire has.  Life is all about the living!

Here are some really cool resources Gabe shared with us!


Flares mentioned in the interview.

Back tuck and front tuck flips.

The critical trail leg zone is shown here note the trail knee coming past my cheek and ending in front of the body before driving down into the ground.

General flexibility and explosive work

Hurdle attack drill

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