Monday, August 11, 2008

Kevin McMahon, This Weeks Radio Show Guest

Join me and my guest Kevin McMahon this Wednesday August 13th at 1pm PST.

Kevin's Long List of Accomplishments
Athletic Info
􀂄 2 Time Olympian – Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000
􀂄 Pan American Games Silver Medalist
􀂄 2 Time US National Champion – 1997 and 2001
􀂄 4 Time World Championship Team Member – 1995,1997, 1999, 2001
􀂄 One of the only athletes ever to medal (top 3) in 10 consecutive US NationTrack and Field Championships.
􀂄 6 time NCAA Division I All-American: (3 indoor, 3 outdoor)
􀂄 Set Big East Conference Records – in both the hammer and the 35lb weightthrows
􀂄 Georgetown Scholar Athlete of the Year - 1994
􀂄 Big East Scholar Athlete of the Year (track and field)- 1994
􀂄 Personal best – hammer throw - 260ft (79.26m)
􀂄 Only US thrower to ever throw 40ft beyond body weight (260ft at 220lbs)

Coaching Info
􀂄 Coached the throws at Georgetown University 1997 and Stanford 2008.
􀂄 Coaching highlights include:
Conference Individual Champions
Conference Team Championships
NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Championship qualifiers
World Class athletes – Sarah Veress (3rd in US) and Daniel Schaerer (1st in Switzerland) Personal Interest Info

􀂄 Grew up in San Jose, CA and attended Bellarmine College Preparatory.
􀂄 Started throwing at age 15 under the guidance of American Record holderBurke and World Record Holder Mac Wilkins.
􀂄 Coach in college by Harold Connolly – the last American to win Olympic Gold and hold the World Record in the hammer throw.
􀂄 Earned a BA in English, BA in Fine Arts and an MA in Liberal Studies from Georgetown.
􀂄 Lived at the San Diego Olympic Training center from 1997-1998.
􀂄 Teaches Video Production for Bellarmine, Adobe Systems, and StanfoDigital Media Academy.
􀂄 Wife, Annalora, is a Campus Minister and Acting Teacher at Presentation High School.

Here is a link!

Kevin and I look forward to having you join us for a rare glimpse into the life of an Olympic Athlete. Imagine training for 4 years for one moment, one chance and further imagine doing it for 2 Olympics. I wonder what that feeling is like, what it means to be an Olympian and represent your country, to have the opportunity to hear your National Anthem standing on the podium. Join us as these and other questions will be answered, including yours.

With gratitude,

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