Episode 97: AUS 10,000 Record Holder & Dual Olympian – Ben St Lawrence
I recently had a conversation with Ben St Lawrence – AUS 10,000 Record Holder & Dual Olympian for Episode 97 of The Physical Performance Show podcast.
Ben St Lawrence’s career is impressive, he is the fastest Australian ever over 10,000m. He is also a dual Olympic representative for Australia in the 10,000m. Ben has raced two world Cross Country Championships, 2 World Athletics Championships and 2 Commonwealth Games.
During this episode we unpack Ben’s junior running years, his emergence into his university years, the partying and drinking and the turning point. In 2016 Ben was watching Craig Mottram at the Commonwealth Games and that was when he decided to change. We discover what it took to go from spectator to Commonwealth Games Representative and Olympian. The recovery required after surgery for a Hamstring injury. We also touch on Ben’s involvement and passion for Runcrew as well as the Highs and Lows of what is a remarkable career to date. There is so much gold in this episode that should not be missed.
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In this episode Ben shares:
- Running Personal Bests
- Growing up in the Blue Mountains
- Getting into serious running
- Where the running genes came from
- The Party years and hitting Rock Bottom
- Getting Healthy again
- From being a fan to racing next to idols
- Qualifying for Olympic Games
- Running a Personal Best
- Struggling with Injury
- Performance Race Highlights
- Performance Round Questions
- Run Crew Coaching
- Transformation Story from Run Crew
- Running too hard during a marathon
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