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Extraordinary Happens: Competing in Sports, Business and Life – with Mark King

Extraordinary Happens features compelling conversations with some of the biggest names in sports. Host Mark King, President of adidas Group North America, explores the stories from on and off the field of play that are shaping the sports landscape today.

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Ep 12: Kris Bryant on Extraordinary Happens

2015 Rookie of the Year Kris Bryant talks with host Mark King about his first year in the major leagues and how his mindset has led him to great accomplishments in his career.  

23mins

1 Jun 2016

Rank #1

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Ep 16: Jim Morris on Extraordinary Happens

University of Miami Head Baseball Coach Jim Morris joins Mark King to talk about his formula for long term success: hard work, planning, goal setting and maintaining an unmatched commitment to winning.

30mins

26 Jul 2016

Rank #2

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Ep 11: Gary Bettman on Extraordinary Happens

Gary Bettman talks with host Mark King about his 23 years as Commissioner of the NHL and his focus on evolution, not revolution—taking the league to new levels of popularity all while preserving the integrity and traditions of the sport. 

29mins

17 May 2016

Rank #3

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Ep 15: Steve Clarkson on Extraordinary Happens

Steve Clarkson, the country’s top quarterback coach, joins Mark King in a conversation about his journey from player to coach and the key to developing young athletes – both on and off the field.

29mins

12 Jul 2016

Rank #4

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How Robbie Rogers’ Courage Can Inspire Us All

MLS Star Robbie Rogers joins adidas’ Mark King to talk about his journey to professional soccer and the courage it took to share his story with the world.

30mins

13 Jul 2017

Rank #5

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Landon Collins’ Key to Success

New York Giants Safety Landon Collins joins adidas’ Mark King to talk about his journey to the NFL and the importance of practice.

21mins

10 Aug 2017

Rank #6

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Ep 14: Jessica Mendoza on Extraordinary Happens

Jessica Mendoza, a four-time All-American and two-time Olympic softball player, joins Mark King in an inspiring conversation about challenging yourself, stepping out of your comfort zone and the finding the right balance of humility and confidence.

32mins

28 Jun 2016

Rank #7

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Ep 13: Kevin Kelley on Extraordinary Happens

Kevin Kelley, the five-time champion high school football coach, joins Mark King to discuss how he plays the odds with his disruptive coaching philosophy and how you need to make small mistakes to get big wins.

32mins

15 Jun 2016

Rank #8

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Ep 10: Harrison Barnes on Extraordinary Happens

Harrison Barnes joins Mark King to discuss the Golden StateWarriors' extraordinary season, what he learned from his time atUNC, and life lessons on work ethic, dealing with adversity andselective greatness.

23mins

3 May 2016

Rank #9

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ASU President Dr. Crow: “We Must Destroy The Status Quo”

Arizona State University President Dr. Michael Crow joins adidas’ Mark King to discuss the “New American University,” the importance of inclusion in education and the ambition to shape the future of sport with the new adidas and Arizona State University Global Sport Alliance.

24mins

13 Jun 2017

Rank #10

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Chris Archer: “It Takes 10 Years to Become an Overnight Success"

Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Chris Archer joins adidas’ Mark King to talk about his path to the major leagues, lessons about failure and finding your deeper purpose in life.

25mins

10 May 2017

Rank #11

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Kathrine Switzer Reminds Us: “The Worst Things in Life Can Become the Best Things”

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon 50 years ago, joins adidas’ Mark King to talk about turning obstacles into opportunity and how she’s running Boston again this year.

26mins

11 Apr 2017

Rank #12

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Becky Hammon: Everything Is Impossible Until It’s Not

Becky Hammon joins Mark King to talk about her love for basketball and how she became the first female coach in the NBA.

27mins

21 Mar 2017

Rank #13

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Ep 28: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Extraordinary Happens

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar joins adidas Group’s Mark King and shares lessons from his 20 years in pro ball and his take on the game today.

24mins

15 Feb 2017

Rank #14

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Extraordinary Happens: Best of 2016

Host Mark King looks back at some of his favorite guests and themes from Extraordinary Happens in 2016.

27mins

10 Jan 2017

Rank #15

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Ep 26: Stan Smith on Extraordinary Happens

Tennis star Stan Smith joins adidas’ Mark King to talk about setting dream goals, enjoying the process and being mentally tough.  

28mins

1 Dec 2016

Rank #16

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Ep 25: Erin Andrews on Extraordinary Happens

FOX Sports NFL sideline reporter Erin Andrews joins adidas’ Mark King to talk about the perception of women in sports and how she found success.

21mins

17 Nov 2016

Rank #17

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Ep 24: Tori Bowie on Extraordinary Happens

Tori Bowie, triple medalist sprinter at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, joins Mark King to talk about living in pursuit of a goal and the importance of patience and chasing your dreams. 

25mins

9 Nov 2016

Rank #18

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Ep 23: Jamal Murray on Extraordinary Happens

Jamal Murray, No. 7 NBA Draft pick, joins Mark King to talk about the start of his rookie season and his strongest muscle: his mind.

15mins

25 Oct 2016

Rank #19

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Ep 22: Keyshawn Johnson on Extraordinary Happens

Three-time NFL Pro Bowler and ESPN Analyst Keyshawn Johnson joins Mark King to talk about discipline and what it takes to get to the next level.

26mins

11 Oct 2016

Rank #20