Topics Discussed: Russian wrestling, Coaching the science, art, and toughness of wrestling, The pain of defeat and the tattoo of a hawk clawing out the heart, Roger Bannister and the 4 minute mile, The dream of becoming an Olympic champion, The day in 1972 of the Olympic final, Sauna story, Match against the Russian, The role of fear in wrestling, The line between physical wrestling and anger, Tragic loss of Dan’s sister, The role of family in wrestling, Wrestling being voted out of the Olympics, To beat the best you must study the best, The role of luck (Old Man and the Sea).

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Dan Gable

Dan Gable is is an American former folkstyle and freestyle wrestler and coach. Considered to be one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, Gable is a two-time NCAA Division I national champion, a world gold medalist, and an Olympic gold medalist. Gable was only the third wrestler to have ever been inducted into the United World Wrestling's Hall of Fame in the Legend category.

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