Episode 098: The Beijing Olympics & Doping in Sports featuring Michael Bingham

Michael Bingham competed in the 4 x 400 mens relay at the Beijing Olympics and won bronze with Great Britain. He previously attended Wake Forest University as a student athlete and competed in multiple track and field events before deciding to focus on sprinting. To this day Michael holds the school record in the 200m, 300m & 400m. Currently, Michael co-owns and runs Alamance Academy, a behavioral health company that specializes in mental health assessments and therapy for adolescents and adults in North Carolina.

In part one of a two part interview Michael and Jon discuss:

  • Pre race songs
  • Growing up in North Carolina
  • Imposter syndrome
  • The evolution of a sprinter
  • Hyperfocus
  • Family
  • Competing in the Olympics
  • The story behind the 3rd place finish
  • Doping in sports
  • Caster Semenya
  • PED’s

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