Ep 110 Daniel McKim

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Daniel McKim BIO – All American shot putter in college and 15-time national qualifier in five events (I’m guessing weight, hammer, discus, and indoor and outdoor shot put…not javelin?) at DII Northwest Missouri State University. Retired from the Highland Games following a career that lasted over a decade and saw him win five world championships and six national championships, and two world championships in the caber toss,two world team championships, and two world records in light and heavy hammer. Appeared on NBC’s “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” this summer. Active on social media (hilarious videos!!). Also an outspoken believer.

Daniel McKim’s Youtube and Instagram links

Questions that were discussed in this episode included:

  • You are very outspoken about your faith. Tell us about that – how did you come to faith? How has your faith impacted your athletics career?
  • What got you into track and throwing? And what is a Spoofhound?
  • What were some of the highlights for you from throwing in high school and college?
  • What other sports/strength sports have you done?
  • How did you get into highland games after college?
  • You hold many championships – national and world; individual and team. What are some of the highlights from competing as a Highland Games athlete that stick out to you the most?
  • You went pro in 2007 – what was the process like of going from an amateur to a pro?
  • You competed in the Highland Games for over a decade. What have you done to stay active and healthy through that time?
  • I have heard that you can do multiple meets in a month, how many have you done in a short period?
  • Any interesting meet stories? Where is the coolest place you’ve competed?
  • You got to be part of a team of Highland Games athletes on NBC’s “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge.” What was that experience like? It looked like a bit more cardio than I like!
  • How does a highland game go?
  • You hold the world record in the light and heavy hammers. Are they your favorite highland games events? What events were the most challenging for you to master?
  • How do (did) you train for Highland games?
  • How often do (did) you do event specific training vs strength training?
  • You retired from the Highland Games this year. Tell us a little about how you came to that decision?
  • You’ve got five boys. Are any of them interested in the sports their dad has competed in?
  • What are your best lifts?
  • We have a lot of people in the group who either have or want to put together a home gym. As a Sorinex rep, what advice do you have for them?
  • Black or grey sweatpants? Just kidding. It’s not even a question. #bss4life
  • Sorinex – how awesome is it to sell equipment

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