Athlete On Fire

"It doesn't get much closer than this," the doctor told Jered in a MASH unit in a war zone as he showed him the bullet laying directly on his younger brother's femoral artery.  This was in 2004 and maybe as unlikely as any war time event.  Listen today as Jered tells the story.  He takes us on his military career in the jungles of Panama where he was stalked by a panther for a full night.  His unlikely 2 week career and what it led to present day bringing jobs and industry to his small home town on the Ohio river. Lastly, listen to the inspiring story of love and what it takes to raise a little girl with the rarest of diseases.  Athlete On Fire has teamed up with Voices For Vets to share the story of a veteran along with 45 other podcasts.  We can't help but think our Athlete On Fire is going to have one of the best and most inspiring stories out there.  

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Today's guest has just put another running themed book that takes fact, fiction, and opinion in the polarizing world of running and throws them all in the mix.  He brings us back to 1909 when an unprecedented marathon started a trend that is now stronger than ever over 100 years later. When did the first age group classification for a running event take place?  Lastly, what do your running trophies say about you when you aren't in the room.  The CoolDown is just about sharing the passion and great stories of athletes and about athletes.  This was a fun one and we learned a few pretty cool things for the next post run brew cool down!

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Our guest today tells his story of how he got started racing along with the mental and physical attributes that helped him succeed as a professional.  He gives us some great challenges for getting to the tops of mountains under his own power and why he feels stronger in retirement because of one variable he didn't always control when he was competing.  Learn what he did to support mental health after his own issues after retiring as a pro with a fellow cyclist in Canada.  All along the way we take the journey that was his and learn how to do things a bit differently, especially when it comes to listening to your body when you are training for something big!  Enjoy this episode of Athlete On Fire!

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Adventure.  Where does it start?  How does someone know this is the path they want to take?  Athlete On Fire has had some amazing adventurers on the show.  This episode showcases an athlete that is an elite kayaker and big mountain free skier.  Featured regularly on Warren Miller and Matchstick Productions films she has made it to the top of the sport.  Traveling the world and overcoming fear are themes we cover.  Hear her story about why losing multiple friends in the kayaking world in one year pushed her back to skiing.  This is a show that will inspire you to get outside. Outside your comfort zone and into the wild to do amazing.  You grab the headphones and we'll supply the goosebumps.  Enjoy this Athlete On Fire!

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Ben Welnak of Mountain Bike Radio joins Scott today to talk a little about a new show he has launched about being a dad and an athlete, entrepreneur and more.  We talk about our little guys a bit and how to balance our work and lives.  We also go into a little about the newest guest on Athlete On Fire, Erin Beresini!  Enjoy a look into the makings and people of Athlete On Fire.

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In her newest book, our guest takes over the world of obstacle racing from it inception to the big players today and some of the craziness and scandal that surrounds it all.  As an athlete herself, she shares her story of endurance, how she got into the sport and some great stories along the way.  Dealing with injury and mental toughness are a constant theme for any athlete and she shares her take on both.  If you weren't hooked on obstacle racing or endurance sports, you are going to want to give them a try after this show.  Enjoy our newest Athlete On Fire!

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From hauling pumpkins to hauling our family back east to hang out with family in beautiful West Virginia during an interesting time in our lives, the backdrop of the Athlete On Fire show is revealed more and more throughout the Weekend Warrior show. We want to get to know you all and we are willing to let you know us better in the process. What kind of amazing clients does Scott work with?  What surgery is his dad about to get this time?  Why were people hauling pumpkins and why is Scott biting off heads with no sleep?  Well, these random facts and more about the amazing athletes that have been on the show recently in the newest installment of the weekend warrior show with Scott Jones.

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Ariana is back to share her race experience in Minneapolis where she finished within striking distance of a 1st place finish.  Coming in 4th is still a good thing and she is now able to focus on training until the February of 2016 Olympic Trials.  She shares her prerace routine including nutrition in a city not her own.  We talk about post race celebration tactics and how she physically prepared all summer for this, her A race.  Also notice the relative adversity she went through racing this summer in the crazy heat.  We also talk about a move to California and the Sonoran Distance Project.  The CoolDown is all about sitting down with amazing athletes to peak into their lives as an athlete and otherwise. Enjoy this installment with a humble and talented Athlete On Fire.

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If you ever had that itch to do something big.  Something bigger than yourself but you just never acted on it, then this guest is here to inspire you.  Besides a career and life spent pushing the boundaries in the mountains he continues to challenge himself. One day, he was riding his bike and an idea popped into his head. Why don't I ski all of the Colorado 14ers in one year.  That was it.  He was obsessed and had to make it happen.  This story and so many others from an adventurous elite athlete will get you stirring to try and do amazing things. Enjoy this installment of the Athlete On Fire show.

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Ride along, literally as Scott is getting ready for the last event of the season.  Crunched on time the show is recorded during the pre event storage run and on the ride to the office to get everything set up.  Just a candid look into a day in the life of a Race Director .  There was also a chance to talk about the amazing Colorado Trails in all it's colors this fall.  Enjoy this episode of the Weekend Warrior on the Athlete On Fire show!

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