Inside with Brett Hawke: Alexander Popov

By Fitter and Faster Staff

All, not some, say that this man is the greatest sprinter of all time.

The first and only man to win back-to-back Olympic sprint titles in both the 50 and the 100 Freestyle.

The Russian Rocket himself…


Brett and the Sprint King talk about…

*how the two met in Australia
*training under Gennadi Touretski
*why your swimming technique is so important
*distance per stroke, counting strokes in practice
*10x 400 aerobic on 6 mins followed by a 100 all out on 2 mins
*Johnny Weissmuller’s daughter’s telegram to Alex in Atlanta
*being able to kick a 50 LCM with a board in 27.5
*preparing to win both mentally and physically
*nearly dying after being stabbed by a watermelon vendor on the streets of Moscow
*his greatest competitors: Gary Hall Jr. and Pieter van den Hoogenband

And much, much more!