Morgan McDonald ran the 5000m at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics. He is originally from Australia but now lives in Boulder and trains with the On Athletics Club where he is coached by Dathan Ritzenhein. He was a 4-time NCAA Champion for the University of Wisconsin. Morgan also competed in the 2017 and 2019 World Championships for Australia.
In this episode, we get to hear about his experience in Tokyo, training with the On Athletics Club, deciding to run for the University of Wisconsin, and more!
Photo credit: Joe Hale (@jkh_photo)
What we talked about:
3:35- Morgan’s post Olympic thoughts
8:45- The Olympic experience and cheering on teammates
12:15- Deciding to come to the United States to run for the University of Wisconsin
14:45- His belief in himself to make an Olympic team before his results showed that he could
19:20- Morgan’s mindset on the starting line
21:15- Changes to be made to be better prepared for the next Olympic cycle
24:00- Deciding to train with Team Boss and the decision to switch to the On Athletics Club
28:45- Living with his training partners
36:05- Training with the On Athletics Club
43:25- Transitioning to professional running after having such a successful collegiate career
47:50- What’s next for Morgan
49:10- Living far away from family in Australia
51:50- End of podcast questions
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