Warren Weir: Be yourself, even if people don’t like you


Warren Weir

Warren Weir is a track and field athlete that won a bronze medal in the 200m for Jamaica at the 2012 Summer Games in London, England. He also won a gold medal as a part of Jamaica’s 4*100 sprint relay team and a silver medal in the 200m at the 2013 World Championship in Moscow, Russia. In the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, United Kingdom, he mined silver in the 200m. He has also represented Jamaica in the 2015 and 2017 World Championships. 

In this episode, Warren discusses Weirz World: Athlete and entrepreneur. He speaks about his bronze medal placement in Jamaica’s historic 1-2-3 sweep in the 2012 Summer Games 200m final. He shares about his lessons learnt in his first professional season in 2011 and how it impacted his approach to the 2012 season.

Warren also speaks about:

  1. How his life changed after being a part of the historic 200m 1-2-3 sweep.
  2. His silver medal in the 2013 World Championship in Moscow, Russia and proving that his 2012 season was not a fluke. 
  3. The 2013 season on the track and field circuit and winning the 200m event in the Diamond League.
  4. His regret of not running to the line in the National Senior Trials in 2013 where he ran his 200m personal best of 19.79. 

Warren shares his belief that he has run his best times already, however, he is trying to remain fit and continue to enjoying be a track and field athlete. He speaks about how injuries have affected his career and how he manages to remain mentally strong no matter the adversity. 

Other topics discussed are:

  1. Controversies over the years and what it is like being a public figure as a track and field athlete. 
  2. Representing Jamaica all over the world as a brand ambassador because of his job. 
  3. His retirement in 2017 from track and field and his transition to the sport of Rugby and winning a bronze medal with Jamaica’s rugby team at the Rugby Sevens in Central American and Caribbean Games in Colombia.
  4. His sojourn into entrepreneurship with his multi-media company, Weirz World. 
  5. Using videography and photography to show behind the scenes of being a track and field. 
  6. How he has valued branding over his athletic career.
  7. The qualities and skills that he has retained from his time as a Calabar High School student-athlete.
  8. Advice for young and upcoming athletes.

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