"Everyone thinks that if you're an Olympian, you're either an amateur or a multi-millionaire, just by the nature of being an olympian. Neither one of those is true." - Nick Symmonds
This past June, one of the most recognizable athletes in track & field hung up the spikes. A two-time Olympian and six-time United States Champion at 800 meters, Nick Symmonds proved to be a dominant force on the track for over a decade. However, it was his actions off the track that seemed to garner just as much attention.
From auctioning off his shoulder for advertising space, to being replaced on the 2015 World Championship Team for refusing to sign the team's terms mandating that the athletes could only wear Nike gear, Nick always challenged the status quo.
Today Nick stay's busy as the Founder and CEO of Run Gum, along with training to compete in his first marathon later this year in Honolulu, HI. On this episode, we sit down with him to reflect back on his career, his conviction in challenging the economic structures of the sport, as well as look ahead to his future off the track.