006 Richard Bowles: Crocodiles, volcanoes, girlfriends, oh my! And lots of running.

In this episode our guest takes us on his journey as an ultra endurance runner. His energy is contagious and you’ll be surprised to find out how he really feels about running! You gotta check out this video if you are on the fence about Richard!

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Reaction: Tommy Watkins

005: Tommy Watkins: A career of persistence, passion, and, um, bobble-butts

In this episode learn how persistence has paid off and how failing is just part of the sport he made his life. Tommy Watkins and I have a pretty laid back talk about his career, what made him cry, and who is inspiring him right now! Oh and did I mention he signed his own booty about 500 times. Enjoy!

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Reaction: Trish Downing

Reaction: posts are going to be thoughts and takeaways from something that really stuck from one of the guests on Athlete on Fire. What reaction or thoughts did the Trish Downing show give you?


The whole story is amazing, really amazing. A young vibrant cyclist coming home from a training ride in Colorado and gets hit by a car and there it is, the defining moment. Trish of course does more than define the moment, she has gone on to redefine able.

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004:Trish Downing:The first female paraplegic to complete an Ironman Triathlon

In this episode learn how one fateful training ride changed the life of our guest forever. One day, a healthy competitive cyclist and the next a paraplegic, Trish Downing shares her amazing story and how she has gone on to do some truly amazing things!

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003: Grandmaster Han Won Lee: Olympic Medalist /Successful Businessman

Master Lee shares his inspiring story of coming to the states and picking up the sport he won a Bronze in the 1988 Olympics. He is funny and passionate and has some great advice for parents, athletes, and everyone in between!

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Do you eat, sleep, and breathe anything?

I thought I was there. I thought I ate, slept and breathed my events. I was wrong. To eat, sleep, and breathe something is not always a choice. It comes from deep inside yourself when finally your passion and expertise line up with what you can offer

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002: Christian Griffith: He survived a little thing named Arthur.

As an adventurer and ultra runner our next guest has a story of survival from the the unlikeliest of foes and great stories of Ultra running up volcanoes and in other amazing locales. He’s an inspiring man and his passion carries the show. Enjoy!

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Here are the Rules of Athlete on Fire as told by me, the host, Scott Jones.

  1. Never British

    I love the UK and have met some amazing people there but I WILL NOT use them for their lovely voices on my podcast intro, mainly because every other show does.  Yes, I’m sure I am

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001: Samantha (Sammy) Achterberg: Never knew she was training to be an Olympian.

Samantha Achterberg headshot

In this show learn about:

  • Modern Pentathlon, what is it?
  • How the US Boxing team inspired her.
  • How hunting (yes hunting) made her a better athlete.
  • How to prevent overtraining.
  • Where in the world the sport has taken her.
  • Her favorite inspiring book(by winter Olympian)
  • Who is inspiring Sammy today.
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