Jeremiah Brown was part of Team Canada’s Men’s 8 rowing team that captured the silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He is also the author of the new book, The 4 Year Olympian (published by Dundurn Press).
This is Episode #127.
Here are some of the things we discussed:
- How being bullied as a kid helped form his character.
- His stint in jail after robbing a delivery man.
- How his relationship with Amy, his ex-girlfriend helped his stay focused on training and his Olympic dream.
- Jeremiah Brown’s two most important coaches: Coach Riley (his football coach at Hamilton’s McMaster University) and Doug White (his rowing coach).
- How Jeremiah Brown made the McMaster football team as a walk-on.
- His 4 year journey to the Olympics (including all his failures and stumbles)
- The amount of money Team Canada athletes make to be full-time athletes
- Why Jeremiah Brown decided to leave the rowing team and not pursue a Gold medal in 2016.
- His work with the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Game Plan program.
Jeremiah Brown’s next challenge: Playing drums in a successful stadium-filling band!
Recorded live at Girth Radio.
Music by Afraaz Mulji and Arkells.
If you liked this episode you will also like:
- Episode #126 with former World Champion hurdler, Perdita Felicien.
- Episode #58 with Canada’s top archer, Crispin Duenas.
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