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Brad Kearns (born February 4, 1965 in Los Angeles, California) is an author and former professional triathlete. Kearns performed from 1986 to 1995 and won 31 events on the professional circuit. Career highlights include wins at the 1991 National Bud Light USTS Series/Coke Grand Prix Championship, the 1991 National Sprint Championship, the 1991 ITU Pan American Championship, a streak of seven consecutive wins in 1991-1992 and a year-end #3 world-ranking in 1991.
On the professional circuit Kearns upset world's #1 duathlete Ken Souza and world #1 ranked triathlete Scott Molina at the inaugural Desert Princess duathlon in November, 1986 as an unranked rookie professional. Over the seasons of 1990 and 1991, Kearns had 15 first place finishes at major races and 33 top-5 finishes. In world championship competition, he placed 5th at the long course championships in Nice, France (1988), 5th at the Olympic distance world championship in Kelowna, B.C. (1988) and 5th at the ITU Olympic distance world championships in Muskoka, Ontario (1992). Over the ensuing 20 years, Kearns was the last USA athlete to place top-5 at ITU Olympic distance worlds.
Kearns has self-published several books at bradventures.com and written three published by McGraw-Hill: Breakthrough Triathlon Training (2005), How Lance Does It (2006), and How Tiger Does It. Kearns produces the Auburn Triathlon annually in Auburn, which attracts over 700 athletes from around the USA and internationally and is the founder and Executive Director of a kids fitness program called "Running School", delivering fitness and healthy lifestyle programming to students at partner elementary schools in Northern California and Nevada. Since 2008, Kearns has worked with Mark Sisson to create the Primal Blueprint books and evolutionary-based diet, exercise and lifestyle movement
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