The ability to believe yourself is seen in Jarrod Shoemaker's Olympic Team journey and translates to his coaching others to their best.


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Let's start with the random facts about this episodes guest, Jarrod Shoemaker. He was four-year beach lifeguard in Harvey Cedars, N.J and was the 2003 National Lifeguard Beach Run champion. He is married to fellow U.S. elite triathlete Alicia Kaye. Jarrod has a very fascinating story.

Attending Dartmouth College, Jarrod ran cross country and track and field, winning Heptagonal XC Championships in 2002. After college he dove head first into triathlon and in 2005 won the Under 23 World Championships. Making the 2008 Olympic team and sequentially winning the 2009 Duathlon Worlds and Hamburg WTS (still the only US male to win a WTS race). Jarrod is a sought after coach and truly has great perspectives on the challenges we are facing. From being on a Wheaties box in 2008 to competing in the Spartan Games, Jarrod has experienced many things.

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