34 episodes

The Homestretch with Adrian Durant is an inspirational podcast curated to share experiences depicting powerful messages of hope and success. Join Adrian Durant, a professional Olympic and College Head Track and Field Coach in this series dedicated to interviewing track and field stars from around the globe. Designed to provide interesting, in-depth conversations, explore the experiences of successful athletes including stories detailing their journey to the top and the trials and tribulations they’ve had to overcome. Discover motivational lessons from successful athletes alongside masterclasses illustrating what it really takes to win. Alter your perspective and ignite your curiosity.

The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant Adrian Durant

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The Homestretch with Adrian Durant is an inspirational podcast curated to share experiences depicting powerful messages of hope and success. Join Adrian Durant, a professional Olympic and College Head Track and Field Coach in this series dedicated to interviewing track and field stars from around the globe. Designed to provide interesting, in-depth conversations, explore the experiences of successful athletes including stories detailing their journey to the top and the trials and tribulations they’ve had to overcome. Discover motivational lessons from successful athletes alongside masterclasses illustrating what it really takes to win. Alter your perspective and ignite your curiosity.

    The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant #34 - Olympian High Jumper Jeanelle Scheper

    The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant #34 - Olympian High Jumper Jeanelle Scheper

    Welcome to another episode of The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant, where we meet and have conversations with some of the most inspiring and elite athletes, coaches and sports personalities. Today we have with us on the show, a very talented athlete and an Olympian, Jeanelle Scheper. She competes in High Jump in Track & Field and has represented Saint Lucia at many national and international even including World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games. Also, Scheper is just the second athlete from St. Lucia to qualify for the high jump final in the World Championships in Athletics after Levern Spencer.
     
    In this interview with Jeanelle Scheper we will talk about her childhood and when she got into track & field, particularly high jump. We talk about her early days in high school and how was her time at University of South Carolina. We also talks about the challenges she faced and missing 2020 Olympics due to injury. She also discussed her current routine and her plans for the future.
     
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    • 59 min
    The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant #33 - Jamaican Olympic Medalist Hurdler Megan Tapper

    The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant #33 - Jamaican Olympic Medalist Hurdler Megan Tapper

     Welcome to another episode of The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant, where we meet and have conversations with some of the most inspiring and elite athletes, coaches and sports personalities. Today we have with us on the show, Megan Tapper, a very talented athlete and an Olympics Bronze Medalist. Megan started her career in sports at a very early age. She took up gymnastics at age seven before turning her focus to athletics at age 12. She has competed in various national and international athletic events including, World Championships, Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games and Olympic Games where she also won a bronze medal. 

    In this interview, Megan will talk about her early life, how she got into Track & Field and specifically Hurdles. She will share the struggles and obstacles she faced in her path of becoming a world class athlete. She also shares her 2020 Tokyo Olympics experience and how was she feeling after winning her first Olympic medal. 

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    • 1 hr
    The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant #32 – Former Barack Obama Advisor & International Speaker Anton Gunn

    The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant #32 – Former Barack Obama Advisor & International Speaker Anton Gunn

    Welcome to another episode of The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant, where we meet and have conversations with some of the most inspiring and elite athletes, coaches and sports personalities. Today we have with us on the show, one of the most influential personalities, none other than Anton Gunn. Anton is a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama. He has a master’s degree in social work from the University of South Carolina and is one of the most authoritative voices on socially conscious leadership. Anton was the first African American in history elected to the South Carolina legislature. He is also the bestselling author of The Presidential Principles and an international speaker and consultant. Anton has spent his life building diverse, high-performing teams in world-class leadership culture. He has been in leadership roles in various domains including politics, healthcare and business. With Anton's such a diverse career there is definitely something to learn for everyone.
     
    In this interview, Anton will share his life story from the beginning. Anton’s background and history is one that he has kept close to him in his personal and professional spaces. In today's episode, Anton talks openly about his childhood and incidences which shaped him as a person. Anton describes what it means to follow your heart and use your voice in the way you feel led. Anton shares incredible insights about leading a team and how you can apply it to both your life and your personal brand. Anton is currently the CEO of 937 Consulting Group, a minority-owned management consulting and professional services firm based in the United States. They help business and organizations build a world-class culture full of diverse, high-performing teams and great leaders that everyone will admire. ⁠We will also talk about Anton's current venture and his plans for the future.
     
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    • 53 min
    The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant #31 - Tokyo Olympics 2020 Gold Medalist - Michael Cherry Interview

    The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant #31 - Tokyo Olympics 2020 Gold Medalist - Michael Cherry Interview

    Welcome to another episode of The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant, where we meet and have conversations with some of the most inspiring and elite athletes, coaches and sports personalities. Joining us once again on the show, a World Champion and now an Olympic Gold Medalist, today we have with us none other than, Michael Cherry. We had an episode with Michael after he qualified to represent the United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics and now Michael is back on the show with an Olympic Gold Medal which is a dream of every athlete.
     
    In the previous episode with Michael Cherry, we talked about his journey and preparations for the Olympics 2020. This episode is going to be all about Michael Cherry's Tokyo Olympics experience. We will talk about Michael's Olympics 2020 journey right from arriving in Tokyo till the conclusion of the event. Michael tells a lot of interesting things about the Olympics games and his experience as an athlete. Also he shares his feelings and emotions when he won the first Olympic Gold medal of his career. And lastly, Michael discussed his plans for the future.
     
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    • 1 hr
    The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant #30 - 2 Time US Champion and Olympic Hammer Thrower - Rudy Winkler

    The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant #30 - 2 Time US Champion and Olympic Hammer Thrower - Rudy Winkler

    Welcome to another episode of The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant, where we meet and have conversations with some of the most inspiring and elite athletes, coaches and sports personalities. Today we have with us on the show Rudy Winkler, a track and field athlete who competes in the hammer throw and has competed in two consecutive Olympic Games i.e. 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games. Rudy is the American record holder for the hammer throw and he was also the hammer national champion in 2016 and 2020, winning the 2016 and 2020 United States Olympic Trials.
     
    In this interview with Olympian Rudy Winkler, he talks about his journey so for as a professional athlete. He shares how his time at Cornell University was like and playing for Cornell Big Red track team. Rudy also shares his experience of the recently happened, 2020 Tokyo Olympics and his plans for the future.
     
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant #29 - Paralympic Medalist and a Real Life Champion - John Register

    The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant #29 - Paralympic Medalist and a Real Life Champion - John Register

    Welcome to another episode of The Homestretch w/Adrian Durant, where we meet and have conversations with some of the most inspiring and elite athletes, coaches and sports personalities. Our today's guest is an inspiration to not just athletes but for every one of us. He has one of the most heart touching stories of courage, determination and powerful will to never give up. We have with us, a U.S Army veteran, Paralympic Silver Medalist and famous keynote speaker & Media personality, John Register. Sports was Josh's passion from the childhood but his life forever altered with one misstep over the hurdle. Just when he was at the peak of his career, when he seemed destined to compete as a member of the 1996 Olympic Team, in 1994 John suffered a serious injury due to which he had to lose one of his legs. Where most people could have broken down and gave up, John showed and extraordinary will to fight back. Never turned back from that point, John went on to create history, he earned the Silver medal in the long jump at the 2000 Paralympic Games and set the American long jump record in the process. 
     
    John's story is an inspiration to many, here in this interview; John Register will share his extraordinary life story in his own words. John talks about, from an Olympic track hopeful; after an injury, how he became a two-sport Paralympian. After a tremendous sporting career, John went on to become a successful keynote speaker and an entrepreneur. From his exceptional story of courage and inspiration, John shares the life lessons he learned through times of testing and developing the mindset to focus on what is possible.
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min

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Podcast!!

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