By Dan Solomon
In the early hours of August 22nd, Dallas McCarver’s life came to an unexpected end. At just 26 years old, this young man had already earned a reputation as one of his sport’s hardest workers, a gentlemen in every sense of the word. Known for his humility and a unique brand of southern charm, the news of his death sent shockwaves throughout the bodybuilding world, a close knit community of men and women who share a genuine connection with the stars who inspire them.
Just 3 days before his passing Dallas visited with DigitalMuscle.com for what would be his final interview, a segment originally planned for our PBW Bodybuilding Radio show, hosted by Eric Broser & Dave Bourlet. They were also joined by his trainer and best friend Matt Jansen and the discussion quickly turned in to a candid reflection between two best friends and the challenges of juggling the demands of bodybuilding with their deeply personal friendship, and their goals of turning Dallas into the best bodybuilder in the world.
On behalf of all of us here at DigitalMuscle.com, we are humbled to share these 15 minutes of audio, an interview with a man whose legacy will live on forever.
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For two decades, Dan Solomon has earned a reputation as a leader in the world of fitness & bodybuilding publishing. Having conducted many of the industry’s most wide reaching and high profile interviews, Dan has served as host and lead commentator for the Mr. Olympia contest, the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic, while also having appeared as host & moderator at the Olympia Press Conference. In 2018 Dan was named Chief Olympia Officer by American Media Inc to oversee the Olympia brand and its annual showcase event held annually in Las Vegas. Dan was Co-Executive Producer for the movie BIGGER, The Story of Joe Weider (in theaters 2018) and he developed the Pro Bodybuilding Weekly radio show in 2005, a first of its kind program, for which he was awarded the IFBB’s Lifetime Achievement Medal by co-founder Ben Weider. Prior to creating Digital Muscle, Dan was the Senior Features Editor at Muscular Development Magazine and has worked with many of the top brands in both nutrition and media.
His favorite thing to talk about? Baseball.