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Episode 130 - Patrick Johnson

May 3, 2019

 

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In this podcast

3:26 – Welcome Patrick Johnson

3:46 – Being born in a speed boat

4:59 – His Fathers roots in Ireland

5:50 – Handling his mother’s passing as a child

7:30 – Learning about his indigenous culture

9:42- Growing up on a boat & a connection to nature

16:48 – Racing adults in Cook Town

19:05 – Getting a scholarship to the International Boarding School

22:02 – Learning new languages

22:30 – His love of the TV show “Monkey Magic”

25:25 – Working as diplomat for the Department of Foreign Affairs

28:45 – Getting found in sprinting by winning the Uni Games

36:06 – Being offered trials at the North Queensland Cowboys and Canberra Raiders

37:32 – Getting a full scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport

41:12 – The sprinters ego

42:21 – Dealing with the knockers when he entered the sport

43:25 – Advantages & Disadvantages of not racing competitively as a child

45:30 – Understanding an athlete outside competition

46:00 – Racing against Carl Lewis

48:51 – The pressure of a home Olympics in Sydney

52:25 – Psychology of the starting block

53:75 – Learning from the best

54:18 – His breakout performance in Perth

55:40 – Wanting to break the 10 second barrier

57:25 – His rivalry with Matt Shirvington

59:39 – When he would hit top speed

1:01:00 – Understanding the two race seasons

1:02:35 – Trying to find the perfect race

1:03:28 – Going sub 10 in Mito, Japan

1:06:52 – Did he know he broke sub 10 at the finish line

1:10:05 – Running fast times late in his career

1:11:35 – Giving back and finding purpose outside of sport

1:13:31 – Favourite race venue

1:14:40 – Fastest person his raced against

1:15:36 – What sort of training he does today

1:17:44 – 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party

 

 

 

PATRICK JOHNSON

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Patrick Johnson is a former Australian sprinter who is the current Oceanian and Australian record holder in the 100 metres with a time of 9.93 seconds, achieved in Mito, Japan, on 5 May 2003. With the time he became the first person not of African ancestry to break the 10 second barrier. He represented Australia at the Olympic Games in 2000 and 2004, won a bronze medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in the 4 x 100 metres relay and reached the finals in both the 100m and 200 m at 2006 Commonwealth Games.

 

 

 

Related Episodes - Episode 79: Joe Williams | Episode 106: Jamie Dwyer 

Episode 121: Dean Widders | Episode 127: George Rose 

 

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