#112 – Dan Jansen | Never Give Up

Dan Jansen is a former Olympic champion and world record holder in speed skating. One of the most inspiring stories in Olympic history, he shares his dealing with grief, seeking a sports psychologist, and his Olympic journey in the 500-m sprint.

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This episode at a glance

[03:57] Introducing Dan Jansen

[08:18] Bumps Along the Road

[13:34] Dan’s Olympic Journey

[17:48] Dan Dealing with Grief

[20:58] Mental Prep

[25:14] Getting Back to the Ice

[28:50] Dr. Jim Loehr’s Role in Dan’s Life

[32:11] Loving the 1000-m Sprint

[33:47] Mindfulness and Gratitude Exercises

[35:16] Dan Managing His Jinx

[38:05] The 500-m Sprint and the Ice Breaking

[42:40] What Dan Was Focusing On

[48:32] Dan’s Learnings and Accomplishments

[53:02] Difficulty in Changing Training

[55:34] Dan’s Work and the Dan Jansen Foundation

[58:04] Where to find Dan and the Foundation

[59:01] An Inspiring Sport Story for Dan


Visit the Dan Jansen Foundation here.