From Olympic champion to cancer survivor, Scott Hamilton has been an inspiration. He wants his story to be an encouragement to everyone – but especially to the younger generation. On today’s show, Hamilton talked about his upcoming book, “Finish First: Winning Changes Everything,” and shared some of his fascinating life stories.

“This was really meant to be just a wakeup call and a little bit of an ‘I’m here to cheer you on,’” Hamilton said, describing the book as a guide to “taking your talents to places unknown and to really live your lives fully and joyfully.”

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He also shared his thoughts on the whole Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan debacle that has been in the news again.

“A big part of redemption is to come forward … I’m not 100 percent sure that Tonya’s ever really done that,” Hamilton said.

He remembered how he and Harding had shared the same sponsor, a “gift” Hamilton says she never understood.


“Tonya bit every hand that ever fed her,” he said.

Here are more of the topics covered in his interview with Glenn:

  • Why failure is crucial to a successful life
  • How he picked himself back up (literally and figuratively) after failure
  • What fuels our passion and resilience
  • Exactly how many times he’s fallen during his skating career

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This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.

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