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Nick Symmonds on RunGum, Entrepreneurship, and Brand Building (#35)

The Process Podcast

The Process Podcast is hosted by Jeff Sherman My guest today is a 2x Olympian and the Founder/CEO of the energy gum company Run Gum: Nick Symmonds He competed for the United States in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. In 2014, he launched Run Gum, a sports supplement company, which helps with alertness and focus. The company has already made a name for themselves among athletes and athlete-rights supporters, sponsoring athletes at major competitions and leading the charge in greater transparency in sponsorship rules for the sport's biggest stages. In this episode, we cover several key topics including: Breaking the 4 min mile Resiliency, Perseverance, Discipline Building a brand Find your niche, your schedule, consistency, and dedication to quality Good is the enemy of great CONNECT WITH Social Media @nicksimmons Official: rungum.com CONNECT WITH JEFF SHERMAN www.jeffsherman.me IG @jeff.sherman FB @iamjeffsherman For more info: jeffsherman.me


28 Apr 2021

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#3 | Nick Symmonds | Life as an Olympic Athlete, to becoming the CEO of Rungum.

The Modern Mind

In this episode, Fergus is joined by Nick Symmonds - a double Olympian (with a PB of 1:42 in the 800m), CEO of Rungum, and Youtube legend, with an incredible online community.Nick has taken his favourite elements from his professional running career, and now focuses on doing more of them: engaging with his fans at events, and setting goals and smashing through them.We discuss the highs and lows of an Olympic career, the importance of community, what's next for Rungum, top tips for new runners, and even touch on the raw spirituality of nature.Nick's social media: @nicksymmonds / Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXJQ2GQh4BoRuAEkteU0Wg Get 10% off Love Lane Brewery and Contact Coffee Co with code TMM10.www.lovelanebrewing.comww.contactcoffee.com 


26 Apr 2021

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The Nick Symmonds Show Episode 1!

The Nick Symmonds Show

Welcome to the Nick Symmonds Show! This channel will not only be a place for you to connect with me on a more personal level, but also a place for me to assist you in achieving your goals! Each week I will film a live episode where subscribers will call in via Zoom and we will discuss their questions for about 5-10 minutes. Make sure that you follow me on Instagram @NickSymmonds for updates and the topics for each week!

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10 Apr 2021

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#58 - An Inside Look At The Life Of An Olympic Runner With Nick Symmonds

The Bare Performance Podcast

In this episode of the Bare Performance Podcast, Nick Bare sits down with Nick Symmonds and talks about his journey to the Olympics. Symmonds is a retired American middle-distance track athlete, two-time Olympian, CEO of Run Gum and resident of Eugene, Oregon. His best 800 meter is 1:42, best mile is 3:56 and is a 6 time US National 800 meter champion. Listen to Nick talk about his journey to the Olympics, his training/diet routine and transition to a full-time entrepreneur after his professional running career. Bare Performance Nutrition: https://www.bpnsupps.com BPN's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bpnsupps Nick Bare's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nickbarefitness


5 Apr 2021

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Episode #29: 2x Olympic Runner Nick Symmonds shares his insane workout goal for 2021

We Run This

This week on the show, we're joined by two-time Olympian, Nick Symmonds. Nick competed for the United States at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. Though his focus has been on the 800 meters for the majority of his career, Nick also has a personal best of 3:56 seconds in the mile. After his running career came to an end, Nick became a successful entrepreneur and YouTube star. His YouTube channel is filled with videos of the former Olympian racing go-kart, Teslas, and even includes fitness challenges like doing 300 push-ups a day for 30 days. In this interview, Nick talks about competing in the Olympics and the mental crash that happened when that part of his life ended, where he gets the inspiration for his YouTube videos, getting smoked by strangers on the street, a secret cheat he does before his races, why commentating for NBC sucked, and how to win a race against friends.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/werunthis/support


18 Jan 2021

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Nick Symmonds: The Athletepreneur Journey From Olympic Running to Run Gum

The B.rad Podcast

“I want you to develop a taste for winning,” says Nick Symmonds, one of a kind athlete, YouTube sensation, and two-time Olympian. Nick has forged his own interesting path from a modest and unlikely athletic beginning to the very pinnacle of international elite sport, and competed for the United States in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, and was the World Championships silver medalist in the 800 meters in 2013, and the second fastest American of all time in 1:42.95. A New York Times feature article described Nick as, “The most outspoken, polarizing, and essential American track and field athlete of the past decade. As a runner, his preferred style was to sit and kick. As an activist for athletes’ marketing rights, as well as an advocate for gay rights and gun control, he operated from the front, a loud, bold provocateur.” One official nicknamed him, “Team USA’s official pain in the butt.”These days, Nick works as an “athlete-preneur,” utilizing his passion for fitness to inspire clients to become “the kind of athlete that has so many tools in your chest that you can win no matter how the race goes. Whether it’s rainy, sunny, or windy, you always find a way to win.” Still, Nick is careful to not focus too much on the “winning” aspect of the outcome and points out that it is possible to be “too dedicated.” Instead, he emphasizes the importance of keeping your approach to training light-hearted enough that you still enjoy yourself. “For me, it’s less about the competition, and more about just having fun with fitness: staying fit and inspiring others to have fun with their own fitness.” Nick has also built up an impressive resume in a very short time, in the mountains specifically, and he is currently working on collecting all 50 state high-points! He’s also publicly expressed his desire to climb the 7 Summits, the tallest mountain on each continent. And when he isn’t running or climbing, he can be found working on the business that he co-founded in 2014, Run Gum. Nick’s goal with formulating Run Gum was to have an energy product that you can easily keep in your back pocket for whenever you need it most. He serves as CEO for this fast growing energy company, and in this episode, you’ll learn all about what inspired him to start Run Gum, the clean ingredients it’s made of, and why it’s not just for athletes, but really, for anyone and everyone in need of an easy energy boost. Be sure to check out his awesome YouTube videos here, and enjoy this conversation about the importance of having a balanced perspective in your approach to fitness.TIMESTAMPS:Brad introduces his guest who is a great Olympic runner and promoter of track and field sport. [01:25]For Nick a daily workout is kind of the glue that holds everything else together. [04:33]One commonality that all the good coaches have is patience. [07:15] A coach really sets the culture on a team. [11:54]Because Nick developed his running in a small community, he built up the confidence of how good he was.  This would probably not have happened had he run in stricter competition. [15:06]His coach told him to develop a taste for winning. [17:17]Confidence cannot be understated or undervalued. [19:41]Sometimes you just stop thinking about time and just focus on racing and the time will come. [22:14]After breaking his PR in the race, he was depressed. [25:59]Now with racing behind him, Nick is known as the YouTube guy. [28:32]All three medalists from the 2012 men’s 800 were injured in the 2013 season. [30:56]The New York Times article quotes that Nick was the USA’s official pain in the butt. Why? He knew where all the money in the sport was going. [31:05]Why does he think the athletes have not been able to band together as a force and try to advocate for fairness and for better compensation? [33:00]Maybe a benefit from the COVID is that the whole Olympic movement has been disrupted. [37:22]How did the Run Gum thing get started? [39:18]You really have to understand the money part of your business model to have it succeed. [42:39]Know what you are good at and know what you are not good at. [46:36]What words of wisdom does Nick have for the young athletes? Have fun but focus on where you want to go in life. [53:53]What is in the future for Nick? His YouTube videos are growing in popularity. [57:55]LINKS:Brad’s Shopping pageNick races Strangers on Venice Beach for 100 bucksNick Symmonds YouTubeNick SymmondsNick undergoes a 30 Day Body TransformationSymmonds wins 6th title US ChampionshipRun GumEliud KipchogeNY Times feature story about Nick’s athlete  advocacy2007 Pre Classic incredible come from behind victory in 800 meters that landed Nick on the world stage of runningQUOTES: “Become the kind of athlete that has so many tools in your chest that you can win no matter how the race goes. Whether it’s rainy, sunny, or windy, you always find a way to win.” Join Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphighTwitter: @bradleykearnsYouTube: @BradKearnsWe appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to getoveryourselfpodcast@gmail.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you!Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, Brad won’t sell out to anyone if he doesn’t love the product. Ask anyone.Almost Heaven Sauna: Affordable at-home sauna kits for the ultimate relaxation and hormonal boost on demandBrad’s Macadamia Masterpiece: Mind-blowing, life-changing nut butter blendCAR.O.L bike: Cardiovascular optimized logic stationary bike for a highly effective eight-minute workoutMale Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Optimize testosterone naturally with 100% grassfed animal organ supplementPerfect Keto: The cleanest, purest, most potent ketone supplements and snacksLetsGetChecked: At-home medical testing with great prices, quick results, and no hasslesVuori Activewear: The most comfortable, functional, and fashionable gear, evoking the chill SoCal coastal lifestyleDonations!This free podcast offering is a team effort from Brad, Daniel, Siena, Gail, TJ, Vuk, RedCircle, our awesome guests, and our incredibly cool advertising partners. We are now poised and proud to double dip by both soliciting a donation and having you listen to ads! If you wanna cough up a few bucks to salute the show, we really appreciate it and will use the funds wisely for continued excellence. Go big (whatever that means to you…) and we’ll send you a free jar of Brad’s Macadamia Masterpiece as a thank you! Email to alert us! Choose to donate now, later, or never. Either way, we thank you for choosing from the first two options! :]Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-get-over-yourself-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands


12 Jan 2021

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6. Nick Symmonds -2 x Olympian and Founder of Run Gum

The Athlinks Podcast Hosted by Troy Busot

006 - Nick Symmonds Naivety and a hunger for respect drives a brash, stocky runner from Boise, Idaho with a Hollywood smile to 7 NCAA titles in the 800 and 1500 meters, and back-to-back Olympic games in Beijing and London.  On the podcast today, we are joined by Nick Symmonds - Olympian, Social Media supernova, and entrepreneur. Nick walks us through some of his racing memories, his thoughts on the suppression of athlete rights and the need to pay amateur athletes, and his journey with Run Gum - a company that he started with his coach, Sam Lapray - on how they've navigated the business through the treacherous waters of COVID.  Links  Link Tree https://linktr.ee/nicksymmonds You Tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXJQ2GQh4BoRuAEkteU0Wg 

1hr 20mins

17 Nov 2020

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Nick Symmonds - 2x Track & Field Olympian, Youtuber, Entrepreneur - Going All In

Annie Tunes In

Annie Cooper sits down with Nick Symmonds to discuss: His come up as a professional runner, his sponsorships, his day to day routine and training, to his company run gum and the success he's built, to starting his youtube channel with some creative and awesome ideas!  Check it out!


15 Aug 2020

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Nick Symmonds (@NickSymmonds) on going from Olympian to YouTube Influencer

Influencer Business: A podcast by Trove

Nick Symmonds (@NickSymmonds) is a two-time Olympian in the 800 meters and now runs Run Gum as the CEO, while also building a big YouTube following. As someone who has always connected with a broad audience, when Nick was retiring from running professionally, he did not want that connection to end. So he turned to YouTube with the same focus and commitment with which he approached his running career. Though he did not see immediate success, he kept at it and is now closing in on 250K subscribers. Not only that, but his success as a YouTuber has had a massive impact on Run Gum's success as well.In this episode of Influencer Business we cover a lot of ground with Nick. From his start as a professional runner, to his founding of Run Gum, to building his YouTube channel and everything in between, Nick shares his mindset, insights and reflections. It is a great conversation with a consummate competitor that you don't want to miss.A big thank you to our sponsor Shopstyle Collective, if you are in influencer marketing check them out at www.shopstylecollective.com.For more on Nick:@NickSymmonds (IG)Nick Symmonds (YT)For more about Trove:@trovebusinesswww.podcast.trovebusiness.com


30 Jul 2020

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What My Haters Get Right ft. Nick Symmonds

Running Things Considered

“By far, my number one biggest regret of my pro career was I didn’t start a YouTube channel earlier. I’m really happy with everything I did on the track. I just could have been set up so much better for the transition after running if I had been throwing up all my workouts on YouTube. I’d have millions and millions of followers and subscribers now. That’s a massive audience to sell products to and continue to inspire. I didn’t do that. It’s a double-edged sword. 1) It takes a massive amount of time and energy and resources to be a successful YouTuber and that would have detracted from my ability to put all of myself into running. On the other hand, I do have an entrepreneur’s mind and could have outsourced and hired a lot of that out.”------2x Olympian, World Championship medalist and 6x U.S. champion Nick Symmonds join us to talk about what the future if track needs, our dream track event, the 400m Crocs world record and more. Nick also addresses his haters on what they get right and what they get wrong about him. Who knew this Podcast would get this far CUZ DAMN this was a good episode?!Hit the number with any question: (646)-780-9218

1hr 2mins

18 Jun 2020