Nathan Adrian is a five time Olympic gold medalist swimmer and he currently holds the American record for the 50-meter freestyle. Nathan shares the story of his journey to the Olympics, what drives him and who he looks up to as part of the #ICanIgnite series.

I need to do things that step me out of my comfort zone that refresh my body [and] my mind.

Nathan will be featured in the Winter issue of Pulse Spikes, out January 2017.

Cover photograph by Anna Zhang