The Drive Phase

Warren Weir: Be yourself, even if people don't like you

August 17, 2020 Dalton Myers Season 2 Episode 15
The Drive Phase
Warren Weir: Be yourself, even if people don't like you
Show Notes

Guest: Warren Weir
Olympic Bronze Medallist

In this episode, Warren discusses Weirz World: Athlete and entrepreneur. He speaks about his bronze medal placement in Jamaica’s historic 1-2-3 sweep in the 2012 Summer Games 200m final. He shares about his lessons learnt in his first professional season in 2011 and how it impacted his approach to the 2012 season.

Warren also speaks about:

  • How his life changed after being a part of the historic 200m 1-2-3 sweep.
  • His silver medal in the 2013 World Championship in Moscow, Russia and proving that his 2012 season was not a fluke. 
  • The 2013 season on the track and field circuit and winning the 200m event in the Diamond League.
  • His regret of not running to the line in the National Senior Trials in 2013 where he ran his 200m personal best of 19.79. 

Other topics discussed are:

  • He speaks about how injuries have affected his career and how he manages to remain mentally strong no matter the adversity. 
  • Controversies over the years and what it is like being a public figure as a track and field athlete. 
  • His retirement in 2017 from track and field and his transition to the sport of Rugby and winning a bronze medal with Jamaica’s rugby team at the Rugby Sevens in Central American and Caribbean Games in Colombia.
  • His sojourn into entrepreneurship with his multi-media company, Weirz World and using videography and photography to show behind the scenes of being a track and field. 
  • The qualities and skills that he has retained from his time as a Calabar High School student-athlete.
  • Advice for young and upcoming athletes.

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