Brad Kearns has worked closely with Mark Sisson since 2008 onThe Primal Blueprint, The Primal Blueprint 90-Day Journal, aThe Primal Connection, and as co-author of Primal Endurance. Brad oversaw the development and release of the Primal Blueprint Expert Certification program, and was the coordinator of all nine PrimalCon retreats, as well as a PrimalCon presenter of a running technique clinic and peak performance mindset lecture. Brad also co-created and presented the Primal Blueprint Transformation Seminar in over 20 cities across America. Brad also hosts the Primal Blueprint Podcast, Primal Endurance podcast, and Expert Certification webinars.
Prior to joining the Primal team, Brad wrote nine other books on health, fitness, and peak performance for McGraw-Hill and other publishers. Brad competed on the professional triathlon circuit for nine years, where he won 31 events across the globe. Coached by Mark Sisson, Brad was a 2-time US national champion, world duathlon series champion, and the #3 ranked pro triathlete in the world in 1991. Brad is the Founder and Executive Director of a non-profit organization promoting cardiovascular fitness for kids in Northern California called Running School. Brad graduated cum laude from UC Santa Barbara in 1985, majoring in Business/Economics and minoring in running injuries and surfing.
After a decade-long run coaching youth sports and dominating young players in basketball, soccer and track and field until they reached age 14 and left him behind, Brad has directed his competitive efforts to the offbeat sport of Speedgolf. A 3.7 handicap, Brad placed 20th in the 2014 World Professional Speedgolf Championships in Oregon, shooting an 83 on a championship course in 51 minutes, for a Speedgolf score of 134. In early 2015, after turning 50, Brad cleared 5’3″ (1.60 meters) in the high jump, meeting the All-American standard for USA Masters track and field athletes in the 50-54 age group. He also ran the 400 meters in 59 seconds, and repeated his 20th place finish in the 2015 World Speedgolf Championships. He hopes to continue to improve his marks and someday earn a varsity letter at the local high school.