Andy Warr picked up the phone at 5am. Before he knew it, he was packing up his life to move from the UK to Australia to join the Australian Institute of Sport.
It was a long way from from his background as an engineer who primarily focused on motorsports. But now, as performance systems manager for AIS and Cycling Australia, he gets much more satisfaction working with two wheels and the athletes who power them.
Andy talks about:
His background in motorsports
The satisfaction of winning
How learnings from motorsport impact cycling
The evolution of sports technology
How far can technological advancement go?
The High Performance Project takes you into the world of sports science and elite sport, through the stories and experiences of the most influential people in the sports industry.
The High Performance Project is powered by Lumin Sports. Lumin Sports collaborates with teams to give every decision maker the tools to interpret complex data. Follow them on Instagram, LinkedIn or visit them at luminsports.com.
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Produced by Apiro Media.
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