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George Goodwin is a 24 year old professional triathlete from the UK, who has made headlines recently by winning Outlaw X, and finishing second to Ali Brownlee at the Helvellyn triathlon after making up over 2 minutes on the double olympic champion on the bike. With wins at 70.3 Staffs, 70.3 Weymouth and a fantastic 12th place at the World 70.3 Cham…
 
Dave McGillivray has done and seen more in the world of endurance sport than most of us can imagine. In 1978, he ran 3500 miles across the USA in 80 days, raising money and awareness for the Jimmy Fund, and in doing so, became the first person credited with combining sporting events with raising money. He’s continued that tradition, and over the la…
 
This week, we bring you interviews from the race at Outlaw X! We’ve got interviews with everyone we could grab, including the full men’s and women’s podium - George Goodwin, Kat Matthews, Tom Davis, Nikki Bartlett, Tim Don, Fenella Langridge, plus Dan Dixon, Ruth Astle and Ian Dempsey. Show Sponsors: https://www.precisionhydration.com/ - Leaders in…
 
I think this might be my current favourite of all the 306 episode interviews we’ve put out over the last 6 years! Dave Scott is already well known for his achievements - 6 time winner of Ironman Hawaii between 1980 and 1987, successful coach to champion athletes like Chrissie Wellington, Craig Alexander, Tim Don and Julie Dibens. What is less well …
 
This week we have a Race Preparation Special - Coach Rob talks you through everything you need to know and remember to have your best race, if you’re lucky enough to be getting to race in the coming weeks! Plus, with Outlaw X approaching quickly, we’ve got race director Iain Hamilton to talk you through some exciting announcements from the PTO rega…
 
Natalie Duncombe qualified for GBR representation in the first duathlon she completed. She came to multi-sport from a running background after a period of injury forced her to take up cycling and swimming as part of her injury rehab. Over the last three years, she progressed from being happy to just cross the line after a bike crash during her firs…
 
This week we bring you another Age Group Story. Simon Maguire has lost over 70 pounds during his triathlon journey while training for his first half Ironman. A busy company director and father of two, Simon became determined to change his life after getting to meet his idol, cricketer Freddy Flintoff. After seeing the photograph of the two of them …
 
This week, we catch up with Joe Skipper, fresh from the 12 Hour Time Trial where he clocked an amazing 325 miles - averaging 27 MPH! We hear about his year since his win at Ironman New Zealand in March - how he’s trained since lockdown, his recent forays into run races on the track, getting his bike stolen while training in France, and how much of …
 
This week we have Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack on the Super League Tri Arena Games that will take place this weekend, on 23rd August, in Rotterdam. In an innovative format, some of the World’s best triathletes will take part in indoor triathlon races - pool swim, Zwift bike race, Zwift treadmill run, over the SLT ‘Triple Mix’ format. Names confirmed to …
 
This week on Age Group Story, we bring you Sarah Marsden. Sarah is an ICU doctor working in intensive care, and balancing long and difficult shift work with triathlon training. We talk to her to find out how she’s balancing her work life and training for Challenge Roth! Show Sponsors: https://www.precisionhydration.com/ - Leaders in triathlete swea…
 
This week on Age Group Story, we bring you Nick Pocock. Nick is a six time Ironman finisher, despite working long and often unpredictable hours as an airline pilot in America. We hear the story of his triathlon career, from fighting the mass start (and jellyfish!) at Ironman France in 2012 through to his PB race at Challenge Roth, where he knocked …
 
Dede Griesbauer won Ultraman Florida in February 2020, breaking the women’s Ultraman world-best by over an hour, and finishing 2nd overall. Dede has won three Ironman titles, including Ironman UK in 2006, and finished top 10 Kona three times. She also won numerous 70.3 titles. As well as competing and winning at the highest level, she now spends so…
 
In 2018, David McNamee became the third fastest finisher ever at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, in a time of 8:01:09. Hoping to go one (or two!) places better, he came back in 2019 in the shape of his life - but things didn’t go to plan. We hear about that race, the lead up, training with Jan Frodeno, and the challenges of trying …
 
A weekend special edition of the podcast - Age Group Story, featuring Laura Hillier. Laura has an amazing story of overcoming adversity - hospitalised and unable to train for 6 weeks before Ironman Copenhagen in 2019, she still completed her quest to hear the magic words: “Laura, YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!” This year, Laura was hospitalised not once but T…
 
Kimberley Morrison is one of the best swim-bikers in the sport of triathlon. Already a three time 70.3 Champion, she’s had her first podium at Ironman Tallinn in 2019, where she qualified to Kona. We discuss her career so far, her first podium at Ironman, and her recent solo training marathon where she broke 3 hours for the first time - but more im…
 
Sara Svensk blazed to an 8.34 finish at Ironman Barcelona in 2018, becoming the fifth fastest female professional of all time over the Ironman distance. Only Chrissie Wellington, Daniela Ryf and Anne Haug (all 3 Ironman World Champions) and Lucy Charles (at Roth) have gone faster. She also had the fastest run split of the day and a top 10 finish at…
 
Craig Alexander is one of the most successful triathletes of all time. A three time Ironman World Champion in Kona in ‘08, ‘09 and ‘11, 2 time 70.3 World Champion, and the former course record holder in Kona - Crowie is still racing - and winning! - at the highest level! Show Sponsors: https://www.precisionhydration.com/ - Leaders in triathlete swe…
 
Tim Don is a four time World ITU champion, three time Olympian and the former Ironman World Record holder after an incredible 7.40 performance at Ironman Brazil. Days before the 2017 Kona race, he was hit by a car while training and broke his neck. You can watch the documentary about his accident and recovery at www.manwiththehalo.com. Tim complete…
 
Sam Appleton is a winner of 15 IM 70.3 races, and has finished in the top 8 of the IM 70.3 World Championships for the last 4 years. He recently finished 4th in his first full distance race at Ironman Western Australia, after swimming and riding toe to toe with Ali Brownlee. We hear the story of his progression in the sport, his first Ironman race,…
 
Australian Matt Hauser was World Junior Champion in 2017, 4th at Gold Coast Commonwealth games 2018, and won a gold medal in the mixed relay with fastest run leg. In 2019 he won two World cups, and 2020 was 8th in Mooloolaba. We talk about his background and entry into the sport, his hopes to make the Australian team for the Tokyo Olympics, his res…
 
Been a while, podpals! This is a blatant plea to come and join my new podcast, The British Broadcasting Century. I'll be geeking out about the origins of the BBC, radio and life as we know it, for a dozen or so episodes (in series 1; then who knows how many thereafter). This is an extended trailer, with a few bonus clips just for being loyal podcas…
 
Rachel Klamer is a two time Olympian who competed for the Netherlands at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics, finishing in 36th and 10th position respectively. She’s currently ranked 7th in the ITU World Rankings, and 2nd in the SuperLeague Triathlon series. This super strong bike-runner was coming into 2020 in the form of her life and aiming for the…
 
This week’s interview Richard Murray needs no introduction to most of the triathlon fans in the World. Richard finished 4th at the Rio Olympics, a few agonising seconds short of the podium, after running through the field. He has multiple wins and podiums at ITU World Triathlon events. We talk about his recent controversial 5km ‘training run’ - whe…
 
This week we bring you a bike fit special, with Matt Bottrill - British uber time trial legend turned bike coach to triathlon superstars. Matt has worked wonders with the bike position and speed of triathletes like Lucy Charles, Will Clarke, Susie Cheetham, Matt Hanson, and Tim Don. He also positioned Lotto Soudal cyclist Victor Campenaerts for his…
 
Jordan Rapp is an American professional triathlete, who has won Norseman, Ironman Canada twice, Ironman Texas and Ironman New York, as well as being 2011 World Champion over the ITU Long Distance. In 2010, he was a victim of a hit and run car accident while out riding his bike. Rapp suffered numerous broken bones including his clavicle and scapula,…
 
Dr. Marco Altini is the creator of the HRV4Training App. In this episode, we dive deep into heart rate variability, and why it might well be the most important training tool to getting the most out of your limited training time! The HRV4training app is available on both the Apple store and Google play, priced at £10. Well worth the money for all th…
 
Abby Coleman is lead sport scientist at Precision Hydration. She joins us to tell us what the literature says about the effect of exercise on the immune system, how to avoid overtraining, stress, HRV and sleep - and more! Show Sponsors: https://www.precisionhydration.com/ - Leaders in triathlete sweat testing and hydration, with multi-strength elec…
 
Lisa Bentley is a legend of Iron-distance racing. 11 time champion, she won Ironman Australia 5 times, Canada three times, New Zealand twice and Ironman Germany, as well as finishing in the top 10 in Kona six times, including a third place finish in 2006. All of this is remarkable enough before you consider that Lisa was diagnosed with cystic fibro…
 
This week I interview 2019 World 70.3 champion Gustav Iden. Gustav surprised a lot of the triathlon World when he took the 2019 title, impressively outrunning Alistair Brownlee to take the title. In addition to learning about his World Champs win, I ask Gustav about his background, his training regime with friend and rival Kristian Blummenfelt, the…
 
Dr. Anton Krige rejoins us this week to answer my questions regarding best practise on how to train safely during this relatively early phase of the pandemic. We cover not just training, but also ways to reduce stress, nutrition and supplementation, and sleep strategies. Here are some links for the show notes that Dr. Krige prepared for us: “Here a…
 
Alan is a Michelin starred chef with over 25 years of experience in Michelin starred kitchens, has been Team Chef for British Cycling, and is a former multiple World Duathlon Champion. He knows a thing or two about eating the right food to stay in optimal health. Things we talked about in this interview: Using my fitness pal Jack monroe - frugal co…
 
Holly Lawrence joins us again on the show this week! The former 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Champion had a fantastic season in 2019, winning 5 70.3’s, including the North American championships and the Asia Pacific championships, and also finished 2nd at the 70.3 World Champs in Nice. After a 2018 ruined by a broken foot - an injury that one surgeon to…
 
This week we have an interview with Dr. Andy Kirkland, coach to Simone Mitchell and former coach at British Cycling . Show Sponsors: https://www.precisionhydration.com/ - Leaders in triathlete sweat testing and hydration, with multi-strength electrolytes that match how you sweat. Get 15% off your first order With the code OXYGENADDICT15 Athletic Gr…
 
This week we have a great interview with Joe Skipper, winner of Ironman New Zealand. You can watch Joe’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0VKd5PFrhj-qsnWw8VVmyQ For those interested in reading the scientific detail, data and referenced studies behind our training advice this week, read: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a…
 
A special edition of the podcast, dealing with advice on how to train given the rapidly changing coronavirus situation. We’re aware that some of you would prefer to continue training as if you were still building towards your main event, even if it has been / is likely to be cancelled. But your health, well being and strength of your immune system …
 
Teresa Adam broke both the bike course record, and OVERALL course record, when she won Ironman New Zealand 2020. She burst onto the Ironman scene in spectacular fashion in 2018, finishing 2nd in her first Ironman, and has since gone on to win (and break course records) at both Ironman Cairns and Ironman Western Australia. Show Sponsors: https://www…
 
Lucy Gossage is a 14x Ironman champion, and legend of Ironman UK and Ironman Wales. Helen Davis is a Chartered Sports Psychologist who worked with Lucy over the last 4 years of her career. It's easy to imagine that success and confidence come easily to a 14x Ironman Champion like Lucy Gossage. However, in frank and open interview, Lucy talks about …
 
Chris McCormack is one of the true legends of triathlon. A 2 x Kona winner, 6 x Ironman Australia, 2 x ITU World Champion, and 4 x winner at Challenge Roth, and one of the few men to go sub 8 hours in his day. Since retiring from competition, Chris has introduced SuperLeague Tri to the World - innovative race formats, making fast, furious and excit…
 
Emma Pallant recently claimed her third consecutive silver medal at 70.3 South Africa - facing the heartbreak of dropping her nutrition bottle and realising too late that the on course bottles she had taken were, in fact, zero calorie! 2019 saw her win no less than five 70.3 races, and she finished top 10 at the World Champs in Nice. We hear her st…
 
Adam Bowden recently finished 3rd at 70.3 Dubai, having won for the past 2 years. We hear from Adam about his progression from elite runner to triathlete, his transition from ITU to 70.3 racing, and his upcoming move to race long distance at Ironman South Africa. Show Sponsors: https://www.precisionhydration.com/ - Leaders in triathlete sweat testi…
 
This week we bring you Charles Adamo, Chairman of the Professional Triathletes Organisation, the people behind the $2 million Collins Cup race due to be held in Samorin at the end of May 2020. We hear about the format of the race, the athlete selection process, the team captains, and their hopes to bring long distance triathlon into the mainstream!…
 
Ruth Purbrook won the overall age group title at the 2019 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. She managed this despite working a 'real' full time job, where she regularly put in 50-70 hour weeks working in banking in London. In order to fit in her training, she was up every morning at 4.30 am and training on Zwift by 4.45am! She also had a…
 
Will Clarke has been one of Great Britain’s most successful triathletes. From World U23 Champion, to Olympic Games, to 7.45 Ironman performances, he’s been at the top of the sport since 2002. He’s decided to step back from international pro racing in 2020. We catch up with Will to hear the story of his 2019 season, including his early season succes…
 
Tom Crossland is attempting a 90 day, 3500km ultra run from Greece to London, raising money and awareness to help end modern slavery and human trafficking. As if this wasn’t enough of a physical challenge already, Tom was born with Cerebral Palsy, a physical condition that affects the movement, posture and co-ordination Tom has on his left hand sid…
 
Tim O’Donnell finished 2nd in Kona at the Ironman World Championships, breaking 8 hours to finish in 7.59.40. One of the most consistent performers on the Big Island, Tim has finished in the top ten six times in the last eight years. This year’s result was all the more sweet for him after a difficult year marred by injury - broken ribs following a …
 
This week we have a New Year Special Edition on Improving Performance and Health. Dr. Anton Krige is a medical doctor, multiple Ironman finisher, and functional medicine specialist. This is a fascinating conversation regarding the simple (and not so simple!) things that we can do to help promote health and performance in a busy and demanding world.…
 
Talbot Cox is a videographer and photographer who creates the youtube chanels for Lionel Sanders, The Tim and Rinny Show, and Gwen Jorgensen. He’s also created a brilliant Kona Series each year for the last three years, giving us behind-the-scenes footage of top pro’s training in the run up to Kona each year. He’s a man with hundreds of interesting…
 
Carrie Lester won Ironman Cozumel in 8.38, her third Ironman win this year after Mont Tremblant and Ironman France. At Kona, she got off the bike in the second pack and fought all the way to the line to finish 8th. We catch up with Carrie to hear the story of her year. Show Sponsors: https://www.precisionhydration.com/ - Leaders in triathlete sweat…
 
Sarah Crowley finished 3rd at the Ironman World Championships in 2019, and was involved in an epic run battle with Lucy Charles-Barclay over the closing miles of the marathon. She recently took the win at Ironman Arizona, with an impressive 8.49 finish. Show Sponsors: https://www.precisionhydration.com/ - Leaders in triathlete sweat testing and hyd…
 
Lucy Charles-Barclay recently finished 2nd at the Ironman World Championships in Kona for the third consecutive year. We hear about her epic battle for 2nd place on the marathon with Sarah Crowley, and her races in IM South Africa and Challenge Roth. We talk about the training that has got her into top shape, and the challenges that coach and husba…
 
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