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How To Get Into Sports Writing and the Limits of Human Performance with Alex Hutchinson

June 04, 2020
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How To Get Into Sports Writing and the Limits of Human Performance with Alex Hutchinson
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Become a Writer Today
How To Get Into Sports Writing and the Limits of Human Performance with Alex Hutchinson
Jun 04, 2020

Would you like to get into sports writing?

Canadian sports journalist Alex Hutchinson is the author of New York Times best-selling Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

But he wasn't always a writer.

In his early twenties, Hutchinson competed with the Canadian Athletics Team while training as a physicist. As his running career came to an end around 2006, he transitioned into sports journalism.

The book blends Hutchinson's passion for running with his scientific training in an attempt to probe the link between the human body and mind in top athletes.

In this interview, Alex explains:

  • How top performers push past discomfort to accomplish more
  • Why he decided to write a sports science book
  • How he got into sports writing
  • The link between an introverted activity like writing and physical training
  • Why sports mantras work and how anyone can use them

And lots more.

I started by asking Alex to describe how he transitioned from a career as a physicists to becoming a sports writer.

Resources:
Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

Support the show (https://becomeawritertoday.com/join)

Show Notes

Would you like to get into sports writing?

Canadian sports journalist Alex Hutchinson is the author of New York Times best-selling Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

But he wasn't always a writer.

In his early twenties, Hutchinson competed with the Canadian Athletics Team while training as a physicist. As his running career came to an end around 2006, he transitioned into sports journalism.

The book blends Hutchinson's passion for running with his scientific training in an attempt to probe the link between the human body and mind in top athletes.

In this interview, Alex explains:

  • How top performers push past discomfort to accomplish more
  • Why he decided to write a sports science book
  • How he got into sports writing
  • The link between an introverted activity like writing and physical training
  • Why sports mantras work and how anyone can use them

And lots more.

I started by asking Alex to describe how he transitioned from a career as a physicists to becoming a sports writer.

Resources:
Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

Support the show (https://becomeawritertoday.com/join)