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Oct 28, 2021

A moment of adversity sparked opportunity for Tom Morris, who is in his 15th year with the Indiana University Strength and Conditioning Department, serving as the Senior Director of Athletic Performance.

Tom is responsible for the development and implementation of sport-specific strength conditioning, flexibility, speed, and agility programs for the 8-time national champions IU mens soccer program, as well as a multitude of other teams from track and field to mens and womens basketball, swimming and diving, and more. Tom doesnt just work in fitness–he lives and breathes it, day in and day out.

Tom has completed countless triathlons, numerous cycling races, and 12, 24, 36, and 72-hour adventure races. But in May of 2012, Toms journey changed forever when he suffered a spinal cord injury while mountain biking and broke his C6 and C7 vertebrae, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. After a year of rehabilitation, Tom returned to Indiana University to where he continues to lead the strength and conditioning programs.

Listen to Tom reflect on his experience training the nations top athletes, and how his life-changing accident changed his perspective on day-to-day life. You will not only hear his insight on developing programs that challenge top-tier athletes and shape national championship teams–you will learn the value of optimism and hear what it truly means to use adversity to create opportunity.

Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer. — Dan Brown

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