“Athletics and fitness have always been a centerpiece of my life. I’m passionate about pursuing peak performance forever, inspiring others to do the same, and having fun along the way!”
Brad Kearns, 58, is a New York Times bestselling author, Guinness World Record setting professional Speedgolfer, #1 USA-ranked Masters age 55-59 track&field high jumper in 2020, and former national champion and #3 world-ranked professional triathlete.
He has written twenty books on diet, health, peak performance, and ancestral living, and is a popular speaker, retreat host, and face of the Primal Blueprint online multimedia educational courses. In 2017, The Keto Reset Diet became a New York Times bestseller, and briefly ranked as the #1 overall bestselling book on amazon.com.
Brad hosts the B.rad podcast, covering healthy living, peak performance, and personal growth with his carefree style and lively sense of humor. He promotes the idea of pursuing peak performance with passion throughout life. The podcast features a mix of interviews with world-leading experts and brief “Breather” shows from Brad with practical tips and strategies.
Brad’s signature morning regimen is a challenging flexibility/mobility/core and leg strengthening routine, followed by a cold plunge in Lake Tahoe to build focus, discipline and a natural hormonal boost.
Brad has two children, Jack and Maria. He is married to Elizabeth and they live in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Too small for high school football or basketball, Brad joins cross country team; often hides in bathroom while team takes off for workout.
Brad eventually gets serious and makes US National Junior Olympics finals at 1500m (4:06) and the California State High School championships finals at 1600m (4:19).
Graduated with honors from UC Santa Barbara, Business/Economics major. Minors in running injuries and surfing.
Brad retires after 11-week career at the world’s largest accounting firm and begins training for professional triathlon circuit.
It’s what’s regarded as the greatest upset in the history of multisport, Brad, an unknown (shirtless/sponsorless) rookie pro, wins the inaugural Desert Princess World Championship Duathlon series, defeating the world’s #1 duathlete and world’s #1 triathlete.
– Brad wins the US Triathlon Series Coke Grand Prix (richest prize purse in the sport), the US National Sprint championship, the ITU Pan-American championship, and seven consecutive races to reach #3 world-ranking.
Brad retires from triathlon. Japanese magazine headline reads, “A great tragedy occurred in triathlon this week: Kearns-san retired”
Brad completes the American River 50-mile run in 8 hrs, 18 minutes and says “never again” at the finish line. It was his last endurance race.
Brad completes first known mountain bike crossing of the Sierra Nevada mountains, traveling from the foothills of Auburn, CA to Lake Tahoe: 84 miles and 12,000′ climbing, on remote trails and logging roads, in 13 hours.
Brad produces the World’s Toughest Half-Ironman triathlon in Auburn, CA (2003-2013), discovering that directing a race is harder than participating.
– Brad turns his attention to dominating youth sports as a participatory soccer, basketball and track coach. He rediscovers his passion for high jump while teaching the event to rapt middle schoolers.
Brad places in the top-20 five times at the World Professional Speedgolf championships.
At age 51, Brad high jumps 5’4” (1.63), exceeding the USA All-American standard for Masters age 50-54.
Brad breaks the Guinness World Record for fastest single hole of golf ever played (min. length: 500 yards). Using just a 3-wood and sprinting full speed, he scored a birdie four in 1 min, 38 seconds.
Brad produces Sacramento Speedgolf Open, invites the world’s top-ranked professionals, and places 4th (78 in 49 min = 127 score) – paying himself $100 from his own prize purse.
At age 55, Brad high jumps 5’0” (1.52m), reaching #1 USA and #3 world-ranking for Masters age 55-59. At 57, he clears 5’1″ (1.54m)–keeps raising the bar with age!
YouTube video “Brad Kearns Running Form” surpasses two million views.
Brad and Mark Sisson promote the Primal Blueprint lifestyle with a string of bestselling books, a national seminar series, nine weekend retreats across North America, three online multimedia educational courses, and the Primal Blueprint podcast.
The Keto Reset Diet (by Mark Sisson with Brad Kearns), reaches New York Times bestseller list and ranks #1 overall book on amazon.com for two days.
After hosting the Primal Blueprint podcast since 2013, Brad launches his own show, dedicated to promoting health, fitness, peak performance, happiness, and longevity, with humor and a little spice. Time to B.rad!
Keto For Life (by Mark Sisson with Brad Kearns) is released, a comprehensive approach to leveraging metabolic flexibility toward the ultimate goal of healthspan.
Ancestral Supplements launches Brad Kearns’ MOFO (Male Optimization Formula with Organs). Brad promotes the “MOFO Mission”: ten diet, exercise, mindset, and lifestyle assignments to promote peak performance and male hormone optimization.
Two Meals A Day is released (by Mark Sisson with Brad Kearns.) Eat nutrient dense meals, eat less frequently, implement comprehensive supportive lifestyle behaviors.
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