Olympic athlete. Coach. Cereal connoisseur.
Hey. I’m Olu.
Born as the youngest of four to Nigerian immigrant parents, I’m a living testament of where faith, family, and chasing your dreams can lead. Despite being the only member of my family born outside of Nigeria’s borders, I’m blessed to have maintained a strong connection with my heritage, including limitless ambition, and genetics that ensure I’ll look like a teenager for the majority of my adulthood.
Over 15 years of my life have been dedicated to competing as a track & field athlete, and I’ve spent more than half of the last decade doing so professionally. Throughout that time, I successfully chased — and caught — many of my biggest dreams, including competing in the 2016 Olympic Games. Along the way, I learned countless invaluable lessons which I credit for my success both in life, and on the track. Many of them have little to do with sport…
Life exists beyond the lines of the playing field, and I created The Daily Athlete in light of this truth. Its mission is to openly share firsthand lessons of self-actualization with the global athlete community, and the world at large.
Throughout the platform, you’ll find practical, real-world guidance for athletes and other purpose-driven people in the form of journal entries, speaking videos, fitness-related content, and much more.