Julius Mercer is an author, activist, motivational speaker and former Olympic hopeful. He went from being a world-class hurdler to overcoming world-class hurdles, like drug addiction, homelessness, and suicidal thoughts.
Former Olympic hopeful, record setting hurdler launches “Success Is in You” tour, bringing message of hope to youth of America
Julius Mercer, a former Olympic hopeful and world-class hurdler, winner of numerous medals, who set records that stand to this day, is launching his “Success Is in You” tour, where he shares with young people his true life experiences of how he went from fame to rock bottom, only to rise again, in an attempt to inspire them to make good decisions to ensure they succeed in life.
Julius Mercer has written “A New Fire a memoir by Julius Mercer" and "A New Fire In You,” which details his life events. Julius also speaks at community gatherings and school assemblies and we are excited to host his talk and book-signing at Lincoln Library. His program has been featured in the Chicago Sun-Times