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Episode 64: Manteo Mitchell | Olympic Silver Medalist & World Champion Sprinter

Episode 64: Manteo Mitchell | Olympic Silver Medalist & World Champion Sprinter

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Manteo Mitchell
    • Faith, Focus, Finish has become his life mantra as the inspiration came from 2 Timothy
    • This mantra and running helped him push through depression
    • Track and field was never a sport that he enjoyed
    • Football was his first love and wanted to be an NFL player and was highly recruited until he suffered a broken arm during a kick return in high school
    • Chose to attend Western Carolina University on a track scholarship after meeting coach Danny Williamson during a high school track meet held at Western Carolina
    • Also chose Western Carolina over Clemson because of the music program at WCU
    • Making the Olympic team during team trials is one of the hardest things in Track and Field to accomplish
    • Being a track and field professional is completely different than so many other sports as you’re an independent contractor
    • Never had any doubt that he would finish the race in the 2012 London Olympics after suffering a broken fibula halfway through the race because he knew 3 other teammates counted on him
    • Will focus on the next chapter of his professional career after the 2020 Olympics and really enjoys broadcasting
    • Sports has allowed him mentally to focus on taking negatives and turning them into positives while staying physically fit and having a better spiritual connection
    • Loves sports because you get to be on a team with people that you may have never been able to meet
    • Words of Wisdom from Manteo Mitchell: “Faith, Focus, Finish”

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About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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