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Alexander Popov

Inside with Brett Hawke: Alexander Popov

Episode 50: Alexander Popov

All, not some, say that this man is the greatest sprinter of all time. The first and only man to win back-to-back Olympic sprint titles in both the 50 and the 100 Freestyle. The Russian Rocket himself... ALEXANDER POPOV!

Brett and the Sprint King talk about...

*how the two met in Australia
*training under Gennadi Touretski
*why your swimming technique is so important
*distance per stroke, counting strokes in practice


*10x 400 aerobic on 6 mins followed by a 100 all out on 2 mins
*Johnny Weissmuller's daughter's telegram to Alex in Atlanta
*being able to kick a 50 LCM with a board in 27.5
*preparing to win both mentally and physically
*nearly dying after being stabbed by a watermelon vendor on the streets of Moscow
*Gary Hall Jr.
*Pieter van den Hoogenband

And much, much more!


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