In episode 107 of The Physical Performance Show, Brad Beer shares a conversation with Eloise Wellings (2x AUS Olympian) & Julius Achon (2x Ugandan Olympian)
Eloise is a dual Australian Olympian who also competed in the recent 2018 Commonwealth Games. Julius is also a dual Olympian representing Uganda in 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games in the 800m and 1600m. Following Julius’s professional running career, Julius went on to become a pacer with Alberto Salazar’s Nike Oregon project. It is really Julius’s back story that will give you perspective though.
During this episode Eloise and Julius reflect on the Commonwealth Games including the poignant act of sportsmanship moment which Eloise found herself in international spotlight. Julius also shares his background in Uganda, his running and experience during the Commonwealth Games as well. Eloise and Julius also share how they met and why the started Love Mercy Foundation. Listen in to this inspirational story that will really give you some perspective on your life.
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"I’m still learning how to run these big championship races."
"It’s just the power of encouragement."
"Don’t surrender to it but embrace it."
"Your mentality in the first half of the race is crucial."
"Celebrating the never give up attitude."
"Sponsorship is one thing that can bring unity and love."
"It was the good that brought us together."
"I still run for the people in my community."
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ABC article of Eloise waiting to shake hands with the final finisher
1:00 Introduction to Eloise and Julius
5:40 Learnings from recent Commonwealth Games
10:50 Eloise on the impact of waiting at the finish line for the final finisher
15:00 Eloise on the recent race.
19:00 Julius on growing up in Uganda
21:50 Julius on running so that he could get a scholarship to school.
26:00 Running for the first time in spikes
30:00 When Julius met Eloise.
33:40 Why Julius quit running.
35:20 Forming the Love Mercy foundation
40:00 Sponsorship of children and cents of seeds
48:00 Starting the maternity ward for safe birthing
52:00 The small impact on future lives
55:00 Eloise on running for a different purpose
58:00 Comments from listeners
59:45 Unity with the Commonwealth Games
1:02:40 Julius’s learnings
1:10:00 Podsy of the week
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