Ex Olympian & Olympic Coach – Mark Ladbrook

Today we were lucky enough to meet ex Olympian and Olympic coach Mark Ladbrook.  He spoke of what inspires him, his experience at the Atlanta Olympics and even showed us his Australian athletic uniform.

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What is something you learnt or found interesting from Mark Ladbrook?

21 Comments on Ex Olympian & Olympic Coach – Mark Ladbrook

  1. hugo56
    August 11, 2016 at 10:56 am (1 year ago)

    I learnt that it takes 10-20 years to qualify for the Olympics.

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  2. paddy56
    August 11, 2016 at 10:57 am (1 year ago)

    I learnt that the athletes in the Olympics had to wait about 2 hours before they race.

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  3. Cailan
    August 11, 2016 at 10:57 am (1 year ago)

    I learnt that what ever age you are you can still achieve your dreams!

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  4. Mia
    August 11, 2016 at 10:57 am (1 year ago)

    Something I found interesting was that he went to the Olympics at 24 years old and trained for more than 10 years!! 🏃

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  5. Nico
    August 11, 2016 at 10:58 am (1 year ago)

    I found his inspiration for being an Olympian of just wanting to go fast interesting and I thought that was very interesting because I thought it would be a different inspiration.

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  6. Eva
    August 11, 2016 at 10:58 am (1 year ago)

    I found it interesting when Mark said it takes about eight years to become an Olympian.

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  7. aidan56
    August 11, 2016 at 10:58 am (1 year ago)

    I learned how much training goes into the Olympics only to race for 10 seconds.

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  8. ben56
    August 11, 2016 at 10:58 am (1 year ago)

    I found it interesting that he wanted to be an Olympian because he loved to be fast.

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  9. victoria56
    August 11, 2016 at 10:59 am (1 year ago)

    I learnt that he started running when he was 4 and has been very committed to his sport if you want to achieve something never give up.

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  10. Caleb
    August 11, 2016 at 10:59 am (1 year ago)

    He has trained 1000’s of athletes altogether!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Amelie
    August 11, 2016 at 10:59 am (1 year ago)

    I learnt that you still get a little participation medal in the Olympics.

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  12. lukem56
    August 11, 2016 at 10:59 am (1 year ago)

    I learnt that you had you go to a lot of stations just to get to the race, practice on a small field, then into a tent and then hop on to a bus. It took a while to get to the race.

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  13. Christian
    August 11, 2016 at 11:00 am (1 year ago)

    I learnt that when you are a Olympian you don’t just compete you also do lots of things for the media and you also have to wait for two hours while you wait to go on and compete in front of millions of people. I also learnt about how hard it is to get into the Olympics because you have to qualify then you have to come 1st of 2nd in the second race.

    By Christian

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  14. Izzy
    August 11, 2016 at 11:00 am (1 year ago)

    I found it interesting that you have to train for at 8 years or more to be really at your best!

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  15. Xavier
    August 11, 2016 at 11:00 am (1 year ago)

    The thing that I learnt from Mark that his inspiration was just to run as fast as you can.

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  16. gabby
    August 11, 2016 at 11:01 am (1 year ago)

    I learnt that the highest achievement is your best and that it takes lots and lots of years to compete in the Olympics.

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  17. annie56
    August 11, 2016 at 11:01 am (1 year ago)

    Mark Ladbrook moved to many different states when he was younger to train for athletics. He started athletics when he was four. I think he is really inspiring for people who want to be an athletic Olympian.

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  18. alanaw56
    August 11, 2016 at 11:01 am (1 year ago)

    I learned that you have to train nearly all week for the Olympics.

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  19. Alice
    August 11, 2016 at 11:01 am (1 year ago)

    I learnt that he started Athletics when he was four years old and loved to compete against people who could be much better than he was or older. And I’ve also learnt that be determined that you can win even when you might not be the best.

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  20. Lily
    August 11, 2016 at 11:01 am (1 year ago)

    Mark said that you have to wait 2 or more hours before you actually get on the track! And once you GET on the track you only have, like, 10 seconds to actually RACE. Weird.

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  21. saskia
    August 11, 2016 at 11:02 am (1 year ago)

    I found out he went to the Olympics at 24.

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