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The Pace Of Change Speedgolf Podcast: Broadcasting The Evolution of Speedgolf In The 21st Century

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Mar 1, 2016

25 years ago Brad Kearns was in the prime of his pro triathlete career. It's 1991, he enters 16 races, 16 races he finishes in the top 3, racks up 9 victories, including the US National Championship. For a couple of months early in the season he was actually ranked #1, and finished the year as the #3 ranked triathlete in the world.

Now, it kind of sounds like I’m talking about Brad’s glory days. I mean, this was a quarter century ago. And maybe, you’re beginning to think, is this a podcast about a guy who used to be great, and we’re going to wax nostalgic about the early days of triathlon, and coincidentally, the earliest days of Speedgolf as we know it?    

Brad would definitely say his strategy in triathlons relied on his strength in the latter legs of the race. He was better on the bike than in the water, and better on his feet than in the saddle. When you look back on the last 25 years of Brad’s life though, a similar pattern begins to emerge.

Now 50 years old, Brad is not only just as competitive with his peer group in things like the high jump(5’3”), the 400 meters (under a minute), the 100 meter sprint (13 seconds), but he’s continually excelling in all areas of work and life. As a longtime Speedgolfer, Brad recently shot 83 in 51 minutes at the 2014 SGWC, good for 20th place in the professional division, and repeated his 20th place finish in 2015 as well. You see, the astonishing thing about Brad’s life is, he’s accomplished so much, and yet his glory days are nowhere to be found.

Since 2008, Brad has been deeply involved in a comprehensive lifestyle movement known as the Primal Blueprint. He’s worked closely with it’s creator on several books, most recently as co-author of Primal Endurance.

Coincidentally, I gotta mention Brad is also a fellow podcaster, hosting the Primal Blueprint Podcast, and Primal Endurance podcast. I highly recommend them.  

I’m not done yet. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of Running School, a non-profit organization promoting cardiovascular fitness for kids. The organization conducts events on campus at partner schools in Northern California and Nevada, tracking students' aerobic conditioning results against national standards and helping kids make healthy lifestyle choices and develop positive attitudes towards competition.

And there’s more. My goodness, so much more. Do you see what I mean now? The bright light in Brad’s life is somewhere up the road, the glory days are part of a story Brad can’t tell yet, because although he’s lived an inspiring, powerful and vibrant life over the last 50 years, his best is yet to come.

BradKearns.com - here

WalterKearns.com - here

Nick Willis blog post - Simply Running.

Endurance Planet Podcast - here

Rich Roll Podcast - here

 

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We hope you enjoyed our conversation with Brad Kearns. Definitely don’t let this be the last connection you have with Brad. Check out his publishing company’s webpage at primalblueprintpublishing.com. You can follow Brad online at bradkearns.com, on twitter at @bradleykearns, and be sure to check out his podcasts over at Primal Blueprint and Primal Endurance on iTunes.

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