Episode 377: Lee Troop – 3x Olympic Marathoner & Coach of Team Boulder

Lee Troop is a 3 time Olympic marathoner from Australia. He ran in the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Olympics. He is now a coach. He coaches youth, community runners, elite runners, and he is very involved in the running scene in Boulder. He is the coach to Jack Riley, one fo the three men who made the 2020 Team USA Olympic Team. He is also the coach to Carrie Verdon who will be on the show next week!

He is the father of 3 kids. He is really open and honest about his running, his coaching, and some really hard times that he has walked through. 

What we talked about:

3:55- Athletes and social media

8:30- Coaching

16:55- Race strategies

23:25- The passing of Jon Gray

30:10- Being an unsponsored group and his mindset on how and why he coaches

38:15- What needs to be talked about in terms of athletes and mental health

1:02:45- End of podcast questions

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