AOF:150 Warren Pole From journalist to ultra endurance to a start-up that helps athletes!

SISU:RADIO:12 Don Devaney and the philosophy behind endurance

When it comes to veterans and faces or names from the Death Race and of endurance events in general, few strike chord as a certain Mr. Don Devaney.

Death racers from days of yore will know that he comes from a philosophical background, but can still throw punches in a metaphorical sense when it comes to covering vast, uncomfortable distances.

Team SISU catches up with Don and talks about books people should read, what it means to truly understand endurance and his inclusion in the SISU Iron.

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Kristena Barnes - When Endurance and OCR is more than just a hobby

Kristina Barnes has been quietly destroying OCR and endurance events with ease for a number of years now. So much so, that she recently designed and led her own rucking event. Harnessing her first hand knowledge, Kristina is now looking at the community in a broader scope, looking to bring that same excitement she feels […]

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Zac Cromwell - Gratitude is everything

Zac Cromwell has quietly gone about his journey in endurance, making many friends along the way. Harnessing his love and skills in rock climbing towards that of endurance events, he understands what it means to keep going. Catching up with Cookie from Team SISU recently, he discussed experiencing “the dark place” and how a couple […]

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Jon Townsend - Running is a reward, not a punishment.

Jon is a long-serving writer for These Football Times and the Original Coach and is the author of the upcoming book “It’s Just a Ball: Exploring the Complexities of a Simple Game”.   Jon, a supporter of Liverpool Football Club and AFC Ajax, is based in the U.S. and is involved in promoting grassroots football […]

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Nick Waddell - When military training is used for "fun".

Nick Waddell has a lengthy and impressive background in the military. For fun, he crawls through sand and mud, hikes long distances and carries heavy things for no apparent reason. Nick is an endurance athlete. But what makes him tick and why would someone want to do these kinds of things when they don’t need […]

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AOF:149 Sonya Looney Be Brave. Do epic shit.

DreAllDay:05|06 Making it in Basketball & Selling Yourself

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Is making it in basketball hard? YES. Most players won’t ever make $1 playing basketball. Dre Baldwin shares both the business of why that is, and what you can do about it. DreAllDay is a part of the Athlete On Fire Network.

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Selling Yourself: we’re all doing it every day — it’s just a question of if you’re doing well or not. Most aren’t, because there’re not even aware of the fact they’re selling. Dre shares his tips on how and why to sell yourself, in sports, business, relationships, and everywhere else.

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SISU:RADIO:11 From special forces to OCR.

Originally from Nuremberg, Germany, Fabian left home when he was 17 to join the German Army Special Forces as a Supporter in their Operations Center and Training & Testing Center for about two years. A decade later he moved to California and now lives in San Jose, where he work as IT Security Analyst.

Among other events, he’s completed more than a dozen Goruck events, two of them 24hr Heavies, and two Spartan HH12HR events. Coming from a strong endurance base, he switched to speed in 2015 and managed to work his way up through the ranks in Spartan Race and finished the last race in the Top 10 of the Elites.

He shares his experiences and perspectives on Flow Not Force and compete on NBC’s “Spartan: The Ultimate Team Challenge”, which will air within the next few months.

One of the more quiet, and horribly underrated endurance athletes in the scene today, SISU catches up with Fabian to talk about how he trains, his plans and accents that aren’t American.

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DreAllDay:04 The three things I really want to tell my younger self.

Dre Baldwin reveals 3 things he would tell his younger self if given the opportunity.

The three things.

  1. Start educating yourself outside of school ASAP. School is designed to create employees and you dot want to be one! So you need some other education. Find it.
  2. Learn how to sell. Everything is life is driven by sales, so it would be smart to get experienced and good at it. If you cannot sell or are afraid of selling, you’ll be stuck with the handouts life gives you, like hourly jobs.
  3. People skills are more important than book skills. So learn who to work with, talk to, and listen to people! Learn how to win friends and influence people. Make friends and build a network of people who know and like you. It will pay off for you later.

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A master communicator who teaches people on how to better communicate their sales pitches, make connections and listen to others, Dre looks back on his high school and college years for what he would have wanted someone to tell him back then. You would be smart to listen up and apply this stuff. It works.

Connect with Dre —

Twitter@DreAllDay
Periscope@DreAllDay
Instagram@DreBaldwin
SnapChat @DreBaldwin

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DreAllDay:05|06 Making it in Basketball & Selling Yourself

DreAllDay:05 Is making it in basketball hard? YES. Most players won’t ever make $1 playing basketball. Dre Baldwin shares both the business of why that is, and what you can do about it. DreAllDay is a part of the Athlete On Fire Network. LISTEN [smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/athleteonfire/dreallday5.mp3″ social=”true” social_twitter=”true” social_facebook=”true” social_gplus=”true” ] DreAllDay:06 Selling Yourself: we’re […]

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DreAllDay:04 The three things I really want to tell my younger self.

Dre Baldwin reveals 3 things he would tell his younger self if given the opportunity. The three things. Start educating yourself outside of school ASAP. School is designed to create employees and you dot want to be one! So you need some other education. Find it. Learn how to sell. Everything is life is driven by […]

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The top 5%. Are you there yet?

In this episode, Dre Baldwin covers the 3 things everyone needs to place yourself in the top 5% of ANYTHING you do in life (It’s actually Top 1%, but Dre used 5% to make it more “realistic” for people who lack a certain amount of self-belief):   Have goals and visions and look at them […]

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What no one else does!

What they don’t do. It’s a saturated world out there.  Saturated marketplace, social media, competition in athletics, and everywhere else you look.  It’s overwhelming.  It stifles creativity and work ethic.  There is an answer though.  It’s you.  Learn more about how to do what no one else is doing so you can rise to the […]

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AOF:146 Basketball, a lifetime sport and settling the “I’m getting too old argument.”

The American representative from FIMBA joins us today to talk about the organization that is organizing masters level basketball competition all over the world.  He got his start as a guard at Boston College in the late 70’s and his love for the game has never let down.  He shares how he stays fit for the game he loves as well as some entrepreneurial endeavors he has started in the space.

Things we talk about:

  • How he got involved with FIMBA
  • The longest he has ever gone without playing basketball
  • How he got started at the park as a 5 year old with a big mouth
  • What it means to see other men in their 70’s and 80’s stilling playing, and talking trash
  • What’s next for FIMBA
  • A quote that moved him from Nick Saban
  • What he created that may be the next or first big animated character in sports commentary.
  • His favorite country and quote
  • How to get involved in masters basketball

 

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1968 JS in grade school- Early on in Jim’s lifelong love of the game.

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Mike Raffone hanging with Jim.

 

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AOF:173 The guy behind Obstacle Racing Media.

This is one of those shows where you realize, there are people out there with similar lifestyles.  A passion for his business, hustle, and raising a family between it all.  Yep, we get that here at Athlete On Fire.   Learn how Obstacle Racing Media got started What Matt is putting a lot of time […]

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AOF:168 AOF:168 Chicken of the Forest, the adapting athlete, and a podcast launch.

Margaret Schlachter of Dirt In Your Skirt joins us to talk edible forest food, saying goodbye to beast mode, and entrepreneurship.   Our guest has been in the world of OCR since it started, quite literally.  She competed in the first ever Spartan race and her life hasn’t been the same since.   Now, she […]

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“You can’t go too far, you are never too old.” Marshall Ulrich

Photo credit: Rick Barraff

Marshall Ulrich has done some of the most amazing feats of endurance in the world.  Some of them, beyond comprehension.  And that’s his mission. To prove that anything is possible by anyone.  Trekking death valley, Everest, and even running across America are a few of his exploits.  We go deeper though.

  • What is a good why when it comes to adventure and running?
  • What was his biggest achievement physically?
  • What’s next?
  • We also delve into a bunch of non endurance topics.  His advice on politics, money, relationships, drugs, and pretty much anything made the list.

 

Enjoy this show from a wise and travelled athlete. You won’t regret it.  Want to support Athlete On Fire?  You won’t regret that either.  Support HERE.

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

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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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