314: Devon Harris | The Inspiration For “Cool Runnings” On Chasing the Impossible

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Devon Harris is a keynote speaker, author, and CEO of the Keep On Pushing Foundation. He’s probably best known for his role in the first Jamaican Olympic bobsled team, inspiring the Disney hit “Cool Runnings,” but Devon is so much more than that. He talks about the determination it takes to pursue your dreams, the tenacity required when being an underdog, and why it was important to share his message with as many people as possible. His story is world-famous and truly inspiring, and you’re going to get a ton out of this conversation.

In This Conversation We Cover: 

  • [04:07] Growing up in Jamaica in the 70’s and how it inspired Devon
  • [06:40] Following his dream of competing in the Olympic games
  • [14:11] Preparing for the Olympics and adapting to a new environment
  • [19:48] The burden of losing at the Olympics
  • [23:01] Inspiring the movie Cool Runnings
  • [29:30] Deciding to write a children’s book


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