074 Shane Niemeyer: My journey from suicidal junkie to ironman.

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What is a worthy journey? Do we deserve second chances? Is it ever too late to become who you might have been? Is it too late to become an athlete? These questions and more are answered in today’s powerful and inspiring story of redemption. Our guest was on the streets, homeless. He stole. He hurt people closest to him and he was in and out of jail numerous times. He even shares all of his mugshots in his speaking presentations these days. It all came to a sudden and extreme halt, he tried to take his own life. Needless to say, he failed. He was tired. He found a magazine in prison that showcased the Ironman in Kona, HI. This was the trigger for the rest of his life. Listen how he turned it around and how he is so much more than just an athlete. Enjoy this episode of the Athlete On Fire show!

“It’s heavy, but so is the human condition.”

In This Show We Hear

  • How Johnny Stone got him stoned
  • His route from junkie to athlete
  • Why he begged a gym for a job
  • Why stride length and frequency matter
  • His take on homeless after being one
  • A day in the life
  • Has he gone back to apologize for past regressions
  • His crazy intense brick for triathletes
  • Why his legacy is so important

Quote on Fire

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you.” James Allen

Quiz on Fire

He was an addict. We quiz him on the addictive chocolate.

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