Sports & Recreation:Amateur
Ep 76- Melinda Gainsford Taylor AM- Three time Olympian and current Australian Record Holder
Mel is one of the truly great runners of Australian athletics history.
In the 2017 Australia Day Honours List Mel was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), for her significant service to athletics as a sprinter, at the national and international level, and as a role model for young athletes.
Mel is a three time Olympian and is the current Australian Record Holder in the 200m.
Mel shares what she has adapted from her experience as an elite athlete to that of a coach.
She chats about mentoring her athletes through her group sessions, encouraging kids to be their best and lead a healthy and active lifestyle. We also discuss managing longevity, overcoming injuries, staying motivated, competing internationally, structuring training, the Sydney Olympics, drug tests, body hair and sprinting with bling! The Anchorman, Ron Burgundy gets in on the action with a listener question.
Mel’s relaxed and outgoing personality shines through in this interview, enjoy.
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