Ep.8 Sarah Jamieson: Triple Olympian 1500m Runner...Perseverance and Resilience

The Champion Within

07-10-2023 • 47 mins

Prepare to be captivated by the incredible journey of triple Olympian over 1500 metres, Sarah Jamison, as she shares her experience, knowledge and insights into the world of running. How do high-performance athletes perceive recreational runners? Find out as Sarah unravels her decade-long journey of understanding the mindset of recreational runners and the significance of technique in running. From teaching kids the basics of hopping and skipping that form the foundation of running to the importance of proper form and technique, Sarah provides invaluable tips and advice for both young athletes and their coaches.

Sarah's story is not all about victories and podium finishes. It's a tale of resilience, perseverance, and mental toughness. Hear about her battle with lower leg issues that led to multiple surgeries before she could train at an elite level. Ever wondered what it takes to keep pushing through adversity? Sarah's determination and stubbornness are a testament to her inner strength and drive for excellence.

As we delve deeper into the conversation, Sarah opens up about the US college athletics system, its impact on Aussie athletes, and the struggles she faced while supporting young athletes in Australia. She discusses the opportunity the US college provides to athletes and the tactical racing lessons she had to teach herself. How does confidence play a role in big meets? Sarah reflects on the importance of confidence, the changes in the system, and her experience of missing out on the Beijing final. Wrapping up our chat, Sarah shares her experiences from three Olympics, her inspirations, and her life after running, offering younger athletes advice on how to stay composed, gain confidence, and seize every opportunity. This conversation with Sarah Jamison is filled with wisdom, resilience, and dedication that will inspire not just runners, but anyone with a dream and the will to pursue it.

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