Collins, 53, has been a lifelong rock climber, and it isn't unusual to see him using analogies about "the mountain turning on you" or business leaders finding themselves "dead on the mountain" in interviews and books. During his time at Stanford Business School, he even ran a small rock-climbing school at nearby Yosemite National Park. Collins also happens to be married to Joanne Ernst, a triathlete and 1985 Ironman winner.
These CEOs may not have made it to the major leagues as athletes, but they did exhibit sports prowess at the high school and collegiate level.
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