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The Mindset Athlete Podcast

Nov 6, 2020

Adam (Adz) Baird joined the GB Bobsleigh set up as a pilot ahead of the 2019/20 sliding season.
He made his GB debut in Winterberg on the Europa Cup circuit in December 2019, when he finished 24th alongside Lawrence Taylor.
A serving member of the Royal Marines for 12 years, he began his bobsleigh career competing for the Marines and the Royal Navy in 2017.
Adz comes from an active sporting background, having competed at national level in powerlifting - for which he has a 247.5kg deadlift personal best in the 82.5kg category - as well as rugby union and rugby 7’s for the Royal Marines and rugby league for the Royal Marines and Royal Navy teams.
His time in the military has seen multiple deployments around the globe, including a tour of Afghanistan in 2010.

In this episode we spoke about:

- It doesn't matter how fit you are, it's a state of mind

- Do you think that's why you have been successful across multiple sports?

- Do you think the Royal Marines has the hardest form of basic training?

- What possessed you to chuck yourself down the track the first time?

- Now that you have been given time to be a full time athlete by the Royal Navy, do you think it's only a matter of time before you see results?

- Do you think your background will give you an advantage?

- Where there any calamities on your first run?

- What respect have the Jamaican earned in your opinions?

- Why do you think GB has fallen under the radar?

amongst many others

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