I recently sat down with Olympian and National Record holder, Zane Robertson, for a live interview over video call. Zane shared some insights into his own training, typical training of Kenyan athletes, psychology behind hard training sessions and races, food on race days and much, much more!
Rewind the clock back to 2006, which is when Zane and his twin brother Jake, packed a suitcase in their homeland of New Zealand and headed for Kenya. They only had one thing on their mind, to become two of the best athletes in the world. The initial years were tough, very tough. Living in a mud house, sharing a single mattress and surviving malaria are just some of the challenges they faced. After years of hard work, progress was really starting to show and they started to make their mark on the running world. Appearances at the Commonwealth games, Olympics and World Championships, as well as many high profile road races, have shown the world that they are ready to compete with the very best and the dream is becoming a reality.
I have known Zane for 6 years now, and each conversation we have, we learn from one another along the journey. Here are some of the learnings from this interview.