When you are a slow moving human and you have the opportunity to engage with a person whose specialty is to run very fast, you want to know more. That’s how Pj felt when she approached two-time Olympian Anson Henry for this podcast.

Anson Henry didn’t start on the Track until late in his high school career at Dunbarton High School in Pickering, Ontario. He ended up with a full athletic scholarship to Washington State University where he set the record during this period in 60, 100 and 200m distances. He was awarded Pac-10 Track and Field Athlete of the Year in 2002, and also NCAA Western Region Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Henry still remains the only sprinter at WSU to be both an Indoor and Outdoor All-American.

Making the 2004 and 2008 Olympic teams in Athens and Beijing speaks to Anson’s commitment and discipline. His current path has him working towards a career in sports broadcast journalism.

What surprised Pj most of all was Anson’s candour and honesty in this conversation that runs the gamut from personal stories to his decision to retire to the perils and pitfalls of life as a Track and Field athlete.

If you would like to connect with Anson Henry, he is on Twitter @AnsonHenry.