Rai Benjamin is an American professional hurdler and sprinter, specializing in the 400 m and 400 m hurdles. He is the second fastest man in history in the 400 m hurdles. At his first Olympic games in 2021, he won a silver medal. At the 2019 World Championships, he won silver in the men’s 400 m hurdles and a gold medal in the 4 × 400 m relay.
Rai discusses his journey to becoming one of the fastest people alive, the sacrifices athletes make, balancing an athletic career & personal life, representing himself as a business, his eating habits on and off-season, his future endeavors, and advice to anyone who wants to become an athlete.
Guest: Rai Benjamin
Time: 27 min
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