HMMR Podcast Episode 193: Aim high (with Dana Lyon)

As a javelin thrower Dana Lyon was undersized and overlooked. It forced her to aim high and learn more about the event to succeed. She climbed her way up to become US champion. On this episode of the podcast she comes on the show to discuss how she developed her throw, her coaching philosophy, the competition mindset, and military life.

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Notes and quotes

Dana Lyon is currently the javelin coach at the Air Force Academy, where she also oversees the strength and conditioning needs of select event groups and assists current US champion Kara Winger. As an athlete, she was the 2005 and 2006 NCAA champion in the javelin, as well as the 2007 US champion. She competed at the 2007 World Championships and took fourth place at the 2007 Pan American Games.

Understanding the javelin throw
Mental drive and competing

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Further reading

The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic: