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What Got You There with Sean DeLaney


Jun 12, 2017

In Episode 20 we sit down with a living legend in the running world, Steve Magness. Steve was atop the running world when he ran a 4:01 mile in High School which was the fastest US time that year. That was the fastest time he would ever run. In episode 20 Magness talks about the mental and physical factors that impacted his career. Steve is currently coaching some of the top athletes in the world and is integrating science and practice for peak performance. We talk about his new book Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with The New Science of Success, that he coauthored with Brad Stulberg. We dive deep on ego, fear, avoiding burnout, and what it takes to be at the top of your game! Steve brings it all in this fascinating episode of What Got You There!

Steve Magness is a coach to some of the top distance runners in the world, having coached numerous athletes to top 15 at the World Championships and Olympic Games. He currently coaches at the University of Houston. Known widely for his integration of science and practice, Magness has been on the forefront of innovation in sport. He serves as an adjunct professor of Strength and Conditioning at St. Mary's University and has been a featured expert in Runner's World, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The BBC, The Wall Street Journal, and ESPN The Magazine. In addition, his first book, The Science of Running, was published in 2014. In his own running, Magness ran a 4:01 mile in High School. He lives in Houston, Tx.

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