S1EP5: Harry Marra
Developing Well-Rounded Athletes
Coach Harry Marra is one of the world’s foremost experts on developing well-rounded athletes. He is a legend in the world of track and field and cemented his reputation as one of the all-time greats at the 2016 Rio Olympics when he coached American Ashton Eaton to his second Olympic gold medal in the decathlon – securing back-to-back wins in London and Rio. But that was just part of the story in Rio, because he also coached Ashton Eaton’s wife, Brianne Theissen-Eaton to an Olympic bronze medal in the heptathlon. Coach Marra has also coached youth programs and is a big advocate for the role of play in shaping well-rounded athletes.