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Michael Rasile has conversations with Olympic Athletes, Hopefuls, and Legends on their story and path to the games. From Gold Medal Winners to unfortunate injuries, for the amount of blood, sweat, and tears our athletes put in on a daily basis to be the best in the world, the least we can do is learn more about what they endure. Trials and tribulations, short comings and over coming the odds, these are the stories of Our Athletes from their mouth to your ears.

DISCLAIMER: Our Athletes is not endorsed by or affiliated with the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee.

Our Athletes Michael Rasile

    • Swimming
    • 4.8, 24 Ratings

Michael Rasile has conversations with Olympic Athletes, Hopefuls, and Legends on their story and path to the games. From Gold Medal Winners to unfortunate injuries, for the amount of blood, sweat, and tears our athletes put in on a daily basis to be the best in the world, the least we can do is learn more about what they endure. Trials and tribulations, short comings and over coming the odds, these are the stories of Our Athletes from their mouth to your ears.

DISCLAIMER: Our Athletes is not endorsed by or affiliated with the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee.

    Lex Gillette, USATF, 4x Paralympic Silver Medalist

    Lex Gillette, USATF, 4x Paralympic Silver Medalist

    Lex joins the show to tell us about his life in the world of track and field! He lost his vision at 8 years old and had a hard time coping with it from a young age. He was able to find mentors and others who believed in him and his capabilities to the point for bringing him around the country to compete while still in high school.

    Lex has gone on to compete at 4 different Paralympic Games and has a great shot at making the 2021(!) Tokyo Games.

    https://www.instagram.com/lexgillette/
    https://twitter.com/LexGillette
    https://lexgillette.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lexgillette/

    • 56 min
    Steve Bitter, Athlete Branding Consultant

    Steve Bitter, Athlete Branding Consultant

    Steve joins the show to tell us about his life story and his new service where he helps athletes get better at social media!

    Coming from the digital marketing world, Steve looks at social media from the brand and sponsor perspective to allow athletes to create better content for their fans as well as their sponsors!

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevebitter/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevebitter

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT9jrJftcNFp-qCO_0WNnXg

    Website: https://stevebitterbranding.com/

    Course Registration: http://stevebitterbranding.com/athlete-branding-curriculum/

    • 1 hr 15 min
    David Verburg , USATF, Olympic Gold Medalist

    David Verburg , USATF, Olympic Gold Medalist

    David joins us to tell us all about his time in the track and field sport! He got his break when he was a bit younger and took total advantage of his situation. He has some great stories on how he "got lucky" and was included in a final run for a Gold Medal.

    David has a foundation where he helps students adopt turtles and tortoises to learn more about their ecosystems. He is vegan and is also in the process of writing a children's book!

    https://www.instagram.com/adiverb/

    https://twitter.com/AdiVerb?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    Ellen Show! 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Lucas Kozeniesky, USA Shooting, 2x Olympian

    Lucas Kozeniesky, USA Shooting, 2x Olympian

    Lucas has come back to tell us what he's been up to for the last 15 months! We had Lucas on the show back in November of 2018 and since then he has won a National Championship, Pan American Championship, and qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games!

    https://www.instagram.com/lucaskozusa/
    https://twitter.com/LucasKozUSA
    https://www.facebook.com/LucasKozUSA/
    https://www.teamusa.org/News/2019/August/03/Lucas-Kozenieskys-Crazy-Quest-To-Pan-American-Games-Gold

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Kaito Streets, Japan National Fencing Team, Olympic Hopeful

    Kaito Streets, Japan National Fencing Team, Olympic Hopeful

    Kaito is an Olympic Hopeful for the Japan National Fencing Team and has spent some time on Team USA as well. Kaito has 2 US National Championships AND 2 Japan National Championship! He graduated from Penn State University and while there he won an NCAA National Championship and was a 3x NCAA All American.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaito-streets-88187bb0/
    https://www.instagram.com/kaitostreets/

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    • 56 min
    Jon Fish, USRowing, 1988 Olympian

    Jon Fish, USRowing, 1988 Olympian

    Jon talks about how he developed his inclusive leadership and decision making style as an athlete representative, elected by athletes to:

    Serve as athlete liaison at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics

    Work with athletes as Vice Chair of the USOC athlete’s advisory council to develop the independent doping agency

    Use his financial skills to help build a high performance based, athlete focused financial distribution as USOC budget chair.

    Make sure to follow Jon!
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jon-fish/

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    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-rasile/
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    **DISCLAIMER:  OLYMPIC® is a trademark of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (“USOPC”).  Any use of OLYMPIC® in the Our Athletes podcast is strictly for informational and commentary purposes. The Our Athletes podcast is not an official podcast of the USOPC, and the USOPC in no way warrants that content featured in Our Athletes is accurate or that it reflects the opinions and views of the USOPC.**

    • 59 min

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Amazing podcast! Mike is great at introducing us into a world of athletes that we haven't heard much from before and their stories are fantastic! Keep up the great work!!

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