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…



The road to the Olympics, leads to no city, no country... The road to the Olympics leads — in the end — to the best within us.
— Jesse Owens

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.

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That’s me, circa 2004.

(I’m the one in the middle drowning in my singlet)

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I update the journal regularly. Here are some of my favorite pieces.

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