One of the world’s fastest men is also one of the best jazz trumpeters on Earth.
Nolan Shaheed, 57, is the world record-holder at 800 meters and the mile for people 50 and older.
He also competes in triathlons and runs the 1,500 and 3,000 meter events.
His lips are just as fast as his feet. He was musical director or Marvin Gaye and he’s played with Count Basie, Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, among others.
He talked to Growing Bolder about excelling in two different worlds and how he has learned to split his time between music and athletics.