Ben St. Lawrence is an Australian middle-distance runner, a two-time Olympian and an all around interesting guy.
We met at a Story Club show, one of his friends came up and said “hey you should get Ben on the podcast!” and we exchanged email addresses and then we were able to make it happen.
Ben’s not the first Olympian I’ve had on the show, however his story - his particular triumph over adversity and refocus of his life is one worth hearing.
He came to our old place in Bondi just before we moved out, where we talked about finding the thing you were good at, then finding out you were also good at drinking heavily and sleeping in, and then deciding that you’d prefer to do one and not the other.
It’s a great story.
Find him on twitter @bennysaint and let him know you heard him here.