Akeem Haynes is a 2012 and 2016 Olympian. At the 2016 Olympics, he became a Bronze medalist in the 4x100m. He also competed in the 100m. He is from Jamaica and moved to Canada at age 7 so he competed for Team Canada.
Akeem is a motivational speaker, an author, and has 2 podcasts of his own. He brought all the motivation today! He has so many great things to say and will lift you up and make you want to be your best self!
I am so excited to see where Akeem’s career takes him in the coming years.
Photo credit: Mike Goyke (@mikegoyke)
Photo from Akeem Haynes.
What we talked about:
3:30- Introduction to Akeem
8:00- Akeem’s podcast
12:05- Moving from Jamaica to Canada when he was younger
15:00- How he developed a hard working mindset and getting into track and field
22:45- Competing for the University of Alabama and first competing for a Junior College
29:35- The inspiration that he finds from Muhammad Ali
33:10- Akeem’s fiancé Chanelle Price
41:45- His family in Jamaica
44:05- Akeem’s Olympic experiences
49:30- What his career has looked like since his retirement from track and field
52:45- Akeem’s motivational speaking and how he motivates people to find purpose in their life
1:01:55- Reading the bible
1:05:55- End of podcast questions
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