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  • In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has a delightful conversation with Dr. Hannah Wells. Dr. Hannah Wells is one of the greatest prospects to hit the world of Triathlon. In her short time as a professional athlete, she has won every major ½ distance race in the Oceania region: including the Tauranga 1/2, Challenge Wanaka, and the Ironman 70.3’s Sunshine Coast, Western Sydney, Taupo, & Geelong amongst others. Even more spectacular she’s 72 hours off the back of debuting in her first Ironman, in IM New Zealand which she won convincingly in 9.01 hr/min. And if that is not enough, she has a Ph.D. in Biotech Engineering. She did her Ph.D. looking at the structure of collagen in a range of tissues and natural materials and won two international awards. In this episode, we get a better understanding of how she does it all and looking at her journey and her process. Dr. Wells describes her journey into the world of Triathlon. Only starting the sport in her early 20's her rise to the top has been remarkably fast. She spent many years balancing her work and Triathlon and adventure racing. But after a successful 2019, she has gone all-in on the sport of Triathlon. She discusses her love of the sport of Triathlon, the people, the training, and the racing. She explains the importance of listening to her body and adapting the training accordingly, Her advice to never stop learning and to focus on the process is something we all need reminding of. Discount Codes and Deals Athletic Greens - a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/gregHyperice - get an additional 10% off with code GREG10 at hyperice.comFormSwim Goggles - formswim.com/greg for $15 off - The coupon will be automatically added to the cart. Or use code GREG15 at checkout.Vital Choice - https://www.vitalchoice.com/ use promo code: 1welllbalanced5 at checkout Support the show athttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=26936856 "The Greg Bennett Show" -

  • Jan Frodeno is a very special return guest. He’s a great champion and a good friend.He’s arguably the greatest Triathlete of All-time? His name is being consistently been thrown into this conversation. And it’s hard to argue with this, with his Olympic Gold, Three-time Ironman World Champion with a course record in Kona of 7.51.13, Two-time IM 70.3 World Champion, and a world record in the Ironman distance of 7.35.39 at the Challenge Roth event in Germany… and a list of wins that just keeps piling up.He’s had a target on his back for over a decade and he keeps delivering with the goods. He’s a crowd favorite, a gracious champion, and a true gentleman of the sport.We had an entertaining and insightful conversation in episode 27, which I highly recommend.This special edition is in two parts.In part 1 of this episode, Jan discusses what it's like to be back racing after such a long period away. He describes the difficulty of getting to the USA but then the sheer joy of getting back on the start line and testing himself. Jan steps through the Challenge Miami race and what it felt like to cross the line victorious and all the pressure that went with it.In part 2, We really get a glimpse of the life behind the athlete. Jan discusses self-doubt, and what it's like to always have a target on his back. He describes what his talent truly is and what a typical day really looks like. Jan discusses his new business venture with his wife Emma - The La Comuna Boutique residence, café, and corner store, his wonderful sponsors, and how he and his manager Felix manage all the commitments. We end with some fun quick-fire questions. Athletic Greens - a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/gregHyperice - get an additional 10% off with code GREG10 at hyperice.comFormSwim Goggles - formswim.com/greg for $15 off - The coupon will be automatically added to the cart. Or use code GREG15 at checkout. Support the show at Patreon.com "The Greg Bennett Show"

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  • Jan Frodeno is a very special return guest. He’s a great champion and a good friend.He’s arguably the greatest Triathlete of All-time? His name is being consistently been thrown into this conversation. And it’s hard to argue with this, with his Olympic Gold, Three-time Ironman World Champion with a course record in Kona of 7.51.13, Two-time IM 70.3 World Champion, and a world record in the Ironman distance of 7.35.39 at the Challenge Roth event in Germany… and a list of wins that just keeps piling up.He’s had a target on his back for over a decade and he keeps delivering with the goods. He’s a crowd favorite, a gracious champion, and a true gentleman of the sport.We had an entertaining and insightful conversation in episode 27, which I highly recommend.This special edition is in two parts.In part 1 of this episode, Jan discusses what it's like to be back racing after such a long period away. He describes the difficulty of getting to the USA but then the sheer joy of getting back on the start line and testing himself. Jan steps through the Challenge Miami race and what it felt like to cross the line victorious and all the pressure that went with it.In part 2, We really get a glimpse of the life behind the athlete. Jan discusses self-doubt, and what it's like to always have a target on his back. He describes what his talent truly is and what a typical day really looks like. Jan discusses his new business venture with his wife Emma - The La Comuna Boutique residence, café, and corner store, his wonderful sponsors, and how he and his manager Felix manage all the commitments. We end with some fun quick-fire questions. Athletic Greens - a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/gregHyperice - get an additional 10% off with code GREG10 at hyperice.comFormSwim Goggles - formswim.com/greg for $15 off - The coupon will be automatically added to the cart. Or use code GREG15 at checkout. Support the show at Patreon.com "The Greg Bennett Show"

  • In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has an insightful conversation with one of the world's greatest endurance coaches, Matt Dixon. Matt Dixon is a world-class triathlon coach, and an exercise physiologist, former professional triathlete, and elite swimmer. Under his guidance, Purple Patch coached athletes have recorded over 350 professional IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 victories and podiums, including multiple world championships. He is the author of The Well-Built Triathlete and Fast-Track Triathlete, an IRONMAN U master coach, and a corporate speaker to major companies on performance and leadership. And he hosts the incredibly popular purple patch podcast. It was wonderful to have him on the show as we share many of the same philosophies around high-performance sport and life. In this episode, Matt shares his journey as an athlete and the key lessons he learned during that time to become the great coach he is. Matt describes how he takes a holistic view of an individual when working with them. Understanding their work and family life, what stressors do they have. He focuses heavily on what he describes as the four pillars of performance - Endurance, Functional Strength, Nutrition &Fueling, and Recovery. He discusses how to use data from wearables and why some people will be more comfortable with more data than others. And why fueling immediately after working out with protein and carbohydrates is so important. There are so many great takeaways in this one. Enjoy! Discount Codes and Deals Athletic Greens - a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/gregHyperice - get an additional 10% off with code GREG10 at hyperice.comFormSwim Goggles - formswim.com/greg for $15 off - The coupon will be automatically added to the cart. Or use code GREG15 at checkout.

  • In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has an inspiring conversation with Joe DeSena. Joe is the CEO and founder of Spartan events and the Death Race. He’s a NY Times best-selling author of Spartan Up, Spartan Fit, and The Spartan Way. And a host of the ever-popular Spartan Up podcast. He’s an ultra-endurance athlete with remarkable stories of human endurance and perseverance - In one year, he completed fifty ultra-events and fourteen Ironmans. But he’s far more than CEO of an events company, author, athlete, and podcast host… he has a life mission to get people moving, get people healthy, get people excited about taking on their personal challenges, and helping people find strengths inside them they didn’t realize they had. He’s one of the world’s most influential motivators. And I for one am grateful and inspired by his commitment to helping others. In this episode, Joe describes why he started Spartan obstacle races, and why Spartan is different than Ironman and Triathlon. Joe shares stories of his youth, growing up in Queens surrounded by the mob families, building a lucrative pool business with 700 pools, getting excepted into Cornell University, selling the pool business, and his time in Wall Street. Joe is someone who desperate to squeeze everything out of life and he's ok with living a spartan life. In fact, he prefers it. Challenging himself and never getting too comfortable. This is an inspiring conversation. Athletic Greens - a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/gregHyperice - get an additional 10% off with code GREG10 at hyperice.comFormSwim Goggles - formswim.com/greg for $15 off - The coupon will be automatically added to the cart. Or use code GREG15 at checkout.Vital Choice - https://www.vitalchoice.com/ use promo code: 1welllbalanced5 at checkout

  • In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has an insightful conversation with swimming legend Brett Hawke. Brett is one of the rare few that not only reached the top of the world as an athlete in his chosen sport of sprint swimming he has also coached numerous athletes to do the same. He’s an Australian Olympian at the 2000 Sydney & 2004 Athens Olympic Games - He is a five-time Australian national champion and former Australian record-holder in the 50-meter freestyle (22.07). And he finished his career with seven international medals. Prior to his Olympic career, he went to Auburn University to swim. There he earned seventeen All-American honors and was a nine-time NCAA individual champion and helped Auburn win two national team championships. After his Olympic career, he went back to Auburn to become an assistant coach in 2006. And then became head coach in 2009 – 2018. During that time, Auburn won the NCAA National title in 2009. And he trained countless Auburn swimmers to the Olympics. He Coached Brazilian swimmer Cesar Cielo Filho to the 50m freestyle gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games In 2008. He’s now the VP of Swimming Performance and Education at Fitter and Faster – America’s number 1 swim camps, and he hosts the incredible swimming podcast “Inside with Brett Hawke” where he interviews the world’s greatest former and present swimmers and swim coaches. In this episode, Brett describes the importance of training and living with Intention. "Intention" is the difference between Olympic Champion and average. Brett discusses how he struggled with confidence during his career and felt like an imposter in the waiting room before the championship finals. He took the lessons he learned from missing the 1996 Olympics and what he learned about himself as an athlete and as helped 100's of swimmers become champions. Simply, a wonderful conversation with a great athlete and coach. Discount Codes and Deals Athletic Greens - a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/gregHyperice - get an additional 10% off with code GREG10 at hyperice.comFormSwim Goggles - formswim.com/greg for $15 off - The coupon will be automatically added to the cart. Or use code GREG15 at checkout.Vital Choice - https://www.vitalchoice.com/ use promo code: 1welllbalanced5 at checkout

  • In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has a wonderful conversation with one of the brilliant minds of the 21st century. A key figure in developing growth with some of the world's leading tech companies. Ed is also an extraordinary athlete, winning his first Ironman after only 6 months of being in the sport of Triathlon. Father of four. Harvard Grad, MBA at Stanford Business school, Investor, Entrepreneur, and Growth Specialist. Previously Vice President of Growth at Uber and Head of International Growth at Facebook. He speaks Mandarin and Japanese. And just recently at the youthful age of 39, he found Ironman. And he’s not just good at his new chosen sport, he’s exceptional. At his first Ironman at 2018 Lake Placid he won overall in 9hr 18, only a few months after he started the sport, and qualified for Kona IM World Championships in the process… a month after that breakthrough at Lake Placid he then went and raced the Copenhagen IM and was first age grouper in 8.27 and finished 10th overall including the professionals. On top of all of that, he’s a great guy, incredibly down-to-earth, and simply a genuine person. In this episode, Ed describes his journey into endurance sport and how running in high school enabled him to find confidence and belief in himself in a time when many of us are struggling with insecurities and are finding ourselves. He discusses his time running at Harvard and post University and then his void of physical activity for 10 years as he was consumed by work building his own company's Datesite.com, Friend.ly, and then eventually at Facebook and Uber. He describes the cultures of Facebook and Uber and his relationship with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Ed shares how he decides to invest and become an advisor in various companies. We discuss growth and how Ed has used both science and art to grow all these companies. A lot to learn from this one, from one of the great minds in investing and entrepreneurship. Discount Codes and Deals Athletic Greens - a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/gregHyperice - get an additional 10% off with code GREG10 at hyperice.comFormSwim Goggles - formswim.com/greg for $15 off - The coupon will be automatically added to the cart. Or use code GREG15 at checkout.Vital Choice - https://www.vitalchoice.com/ use promo code: 1welllbalanced5 at checkout

  • Craig Alexander (Crowie) was Greg's very first guest on The Greg Bennett Show well over a year ago. He’s been a good mate of Greg's for 25 plus years. They’ve logged thousands of miles together in training and they’ve had some fun battles in races around the world. Greg has taken enormous pleasure in watching his incredible success over the years - his 5 world titles and his relentless pursuit and perseverance to become the champion he is.They’ve done 5-hour rides and there’s rarely a moment of silence between them. They’ve shared coffee’s and beers, and plenty of laughs. Greg's not sure he can think of a better man to have a long conversation about anything and everything.This is simply two mates sharing some stories, their thoughts on the world of Triathlon and how it’s changed over 30+ years, and some off-topic random discussion as well.In this episode, Craig and Greg discuss the early years at Balmoral Triathlon club in Sydney and how they use to sleep in their cars before races and wait for the barrel draws to win meat packs, and how they always worked jobs to simply try to stay afloat to get o the next race.Greg and Craig discuss who is the greatest Triathlete of all time. How races have changed and how equipment changes have impacted the sport. Discount Codes and Deals Athletic Greens - a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/gregHyperice - get an additional 10% off with code GREG10 at hyperice.comFormSwim Goggles - formswim.com/greg for $15 off - The coupon will be automatically added to the cart. Or use code GREG15 at checkout.Vital Choice - https://www.vitalchoice.com/ use promo code: 1welllbalanced5 at checkout

  • In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has a wonderful conversation with Heather Jackson. Heather Jackson is one of the world’s greatest Ironman champions. With consistent podiums at both the 70.3 and Full Ironman World Championships. She’s the current American Ironman record holder and has won 12 IM 70.3 and 5 full Ironmans. She’s a relentlessly hard worker and is an aggressive racing, and is a top contender at every race she enters. Always smiling, one of the best people I know, but don’t let that smile fool you….She’s a smiling assassin. In this episode, Heather describes her journey to the top of the world of Triathlon. Her options of sports along the way, simply remarkable. Soccer, Ice Hockey, Track Cycling, and then finally she went all-in on Triathlon. Heather describes how she's struggled with confidence, but now in her mid 30's she's found a new coach in Ryan Bolton, she's building her weapons and she's working the mental game. She has a great team around her, with her training partners, coach, and her incredibly supportive husband Wattie. We have a good laugh about their tattoos and people's preconceptions about who they are. Discount Codes and Deals Athletic Greens - a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/gregHyperice - get an additional 10% off with code GREG10 at hyperice.comFormSwim Goggles - formswim.com/greg for $15 off - The coupon will be automatically added to the cart. Or use code GREG15 at checkout.Vital Choice - https://www.vitalchoice.com/ use promo code: 1welllbalanced5 at checkout

  • In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has a wonderful conversation with Dr. Joseph Maroon. Dr. Joseph Maroon is one of the most accomplished people I’ve had the pleasure of having on the show. Neurosurgeon, Professor, Triathlete, and Author. As a neurosurgeon. He has an international referral base, including numerous professional athletes and celebrities. As a Sports medicine expert. He’s been the team neurosurgeon for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers for 30 years and the first neurosurgeon directly appointed to the NFL. He’s the Co-developer of ImPACT, a neurocognitive test that is now the standard of care for concussion management in the NFL, NHL, MLB, and NASCAR. He’s a renowned author of 7 books. His most recent, which we’ll be discussing today is called Square One - A simple guide to a balanced Life. And he’s Triathlete – 8-time Ironman athlete including 5 Kona IM World Championships. In this episode, Dr. Maroon shares his journey from riding high with success in his chosen profession of a neurosurgeon to losing everything. To finding Triathlon, and how Triathlon literally saved his life, and how he was able to rebuild himself physically, mentally, and emotionally. He concludes by sharing what he feels are the most important things in life. He asks himself, what are the three most important things in life? He says: 1. A healthy mind and a healthy body2. Relationships - God, Family, and Friends3. Carpe Diem - Latin for "seize the day" Dr. Maroon is living what he's sharing. He is living life with vigor, he is seizing the day, and is he truly inspiring. Discount Codes and Deals Athletic Greens - a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/gregHyperice - get an additional 10% off with code GREG10 at hyperice.comFormSwim Goggles - formswim.com/greg for $15 off - The coupon will be automatically added to the cart. Or use code GREG15 at checkout.Vital Choice - https://www.vitalchoice.com/ use promo code: 1welllbalanced5 at checkout

  • In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has a delightful with Rebecca Rusch. Rebecca Rusch is one of the world's greatest ultra-endurance athletes. Her career has spanned numerous adventure sports including rock climbing, adventure racing, whitewater rafting, cross-country skiing, gravel biking, and mountain biking. She was nominated to the International Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 2019, owns seven World Championship titles in multiple disciplines. Author – her book Rusch to GloryEmmy award winner for her documented cycling expedition on the Ho Chi Minh trail - Blood Road. Motivational speaker and Event promoter – With Rebecca’s Private Idaho She’s contributing to the greater good and giving back with her foundation “Be Good”. In this episode, Rebecca discusses her journey and the importance of the documentary film - Blood Road. How rather than closing a door to a part of her life it opened her life to so much more. The thing that becomes clear in this episode is Rebecca's ability to adapt and become stronger under difficult circumstances. This is true for her life, her career as an adventure racer and professional Mountain biker. Be sure to listen to this one until the end... simply so many fantastic stories and takeaways from one of the world's truly great inspiring people.Discount Codes and Deals Athletic Greens - a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/gregHyperice - get an additional 10% off with code GREG10 at hyperice.comFormSwim Goggles - formswim.com/greg for $15 off - The coupon will be automatically added to the cart. Or use code GREG15 at checkout.Vital Choice - https://www.vitalchoice.com/ use promo code: 1welllbalanced5 at checkout

  • In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has a delightful conversation with Cam Brown. Cam Brown is redefining what we think of aging and longevity. His passion for Triathlon is evident in his consistent, relentless pursuit of bettering himself every time he races. At 48, he toes the line with athletes more than half his age. He’s raced three generations of professionals and continues to be competitive. His resume is one of the greatest Ironman resumes in the world, some highlights include: 12 x NZ IM ChampA win at the European IM Championships (Fra) & 2 x 2ndFour podiums at the Kona IM World Championships 2 x 2nd, 2x 3rd10 x NZ Half IM Champ He knows himself; he knows his strengths and he knows his weaknesses and he played his cards accordingly. He has optimized his career in sport to its fullest and I for one truly have the utmost respect. In this episode, Cam reflects on his 30+ year career, the advances in technology, the incredible athletes he's competed against, and when he realized that Ironman was made for him. Cam shares his passion for the sport of Triathlon and how that passion is still fueling him. His goal is to race as a professional athlete into his 50s, that's something that has never been done before. His calm demeanor is evident in this conversation. Not easily rattled being a useful weapon for longevity in professional sport. Discount Codes and Deals Athletic Greens - a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/gregHyperice - get an additional 10% off with code GREG10 at hyperice.comFormSwim Goggles - formswim.com/greg for $15 off - The coupon will be automatically added to the cart. Or use code GREG15 at checkout.Vital Choice - https://www.vitalchoice.com/ use promo code: 1welllbalanced5 at checkout

  • Ryan Bolton is a former professional Triathlete and Olympian and now one of the world’s greatest endurance coaches.With a successful college running career, he made the move to Triathlon and represented the USA at the 2000 Sydney, Olympic Games, and post-Olympics had great success in the world of Ironman.Combined with his studies in exercise physiology, and master’s in human nutrition, with an emphasis on stress metabolism, He has the perfect background for top-level coaching.He’s coaching some of the world's greatest endurance athletes including Ironman Ben Hoffman who I had on the show a couple of months back, Boston Marathon champion Caroline Rotich, and young up-and-coming Triathlon star Sam Long.He’s the founder and head coach at Bolton Endurance and the director of the Harambee (pronounced huh-RAHM-bay) project – which is a group of elite distance runners in Sante Fe, New Mexico. And is also working with USA Triathlon as a technical advisor.One of the great talents of the world of Triathlon.In this episode, Ryan discusses his journey into the world of Triathlon, some of his regrets as an athlete, and his transition from athlete to coaching. He shares how he works with each of his incredible athletes, getting them ready for their respective goals. He describes the incredible joy he receives when his athletes achieve and how that joy is far superior to his own moments of success... including the Olympic Games experience.Ryan is fully invested with each of his athletes and is doing everything he possibly can to make them the greatest.



  • It’s been one year of the Greg Bennett Show, formally Be with Champions. And Greg has had the privilege to have the most wonderful conversations, with the world’s greatest athletes, coaches, doctors, entertainers, and entrepreneurs. It's simply incredible that these incredible people have been willing to come on the show and chat. Some Greg has known but many he's only come to know from these conversations. Greg is tremendously grateful to all of them for coming on and for you for listening and supporting the show.


     


    Today’s episode is a little different, Greg is joined by a guest host, in fact, he'll ask most of the questions, former professional athlete and multiple world champion, now businessman and entrepreneur Chris McCormack. Chris like Greg is passionate about all sports and high performance. He is the CEO of the Mana sports and entertainment group, Co-founder of the Superleague Triathlon series, the President of the Bahrain 13 endurance team. He was on episode 8 of the show and an episode you really should go check out.


     


    In this episode, Greg and Chris discuss this podcast, review the year and many of the episodes, and then due to several requests, look at Greg's journey and process into the world of endurance sport and why he's doing what he's doing.


     


    Greg discusses some of the highlights of the episodes in year 1, and who he'd love to get on the show, and where he'd like the show to go. Greg describes his journey in the sport and gradually finding his strengths and taking control of his life. Greg and Chris conclude by discussing the fundamentals of high performance. Together they share many stories of the past and their shared journeys.



  • In this episode, we discuss Ancestral Health, the benefits of stress, physiologic headroom aka resilience, sleep and circadian rhythm, Nutrition, and Social connections.


     


    Dr. Wood shares his thoughts on DNA and genetics, you may be surprised with where he thinks we're at. Plus so much more in this one.


     



    A quick recap of Dr. Wood’s background - He received his bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, a medical degree from the University f Oxford, and a Ph.D. in physiology and neuroscience from the University of Oslo. He’s worked with the world’s greatest athletes from Formula 1 motorsport to the world’s best endurance athletes. He’s currently on Research faculty at the University of Washington in the Department of Pediatrics. His research focusing on ways to increase resilience, and treat the injury of, the developing brain.


     


    His depth of knowledge and ability to communicate detailed scientific literature for the rest of us is truly outstanding and very much appreciated.






  • In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg Bennett has an incredible conversation with Gustav Iden. Gustav is spearheading the next generation of superstar triathletes.


     


    At 24 he’s already won the IronMan 70.3 world championships and more recently the challenge Daytona PTO championships. Both events had two of the greatest fields ever established in the world of triathlon, and both events he put on a display that indicates that the next generation is here and they’re taking the sport further than any of us thought possible.


     


    He’s part of the Norwegian clan that is taking the world by storm alongside his training partners 2019 world championship grand final winner Khristian Blumenfeld and World Triathlon Series podium finisher Casper Stornes.


     


    It’s exciting to watch this new generation and the sport of Triathlon continue to summit new heights.


     


    In this episode, Gustav describes the impact on his life winning the Ironman 70.3 world title. He shares an incredible story about wearing a Taiwanese hat that he'd found on the side of the road in Japan, to victory at the Ironman 70.3 world title and how that event went viral in Taiwan and had a huge influence on him signing with a Taiwanese bike company Giant bikes because of it. It really is a remarkable story.


     


    Gustav describes the fact that he's naturally confident but hopes it doesn't come across as arrogance. He shares the fact that his VO2 max has been tested at 92... which is one of the biggest scores in history. Consider the fact that the average man has a V02 max of around 60 and it's no surprise that Gustav can deliver so much Oxygen around his body.


     


    They discuss the Challenge Daytona event in detail and Gustav shares the importance of winning Challenge Daytona to let his fans and sponsors know that the IM 70.3 World title the year before wasn't a fluke.


     


    So many great stories in this one.



  • In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg Bennett has a delightful conversation with Paula Findlay. Paula has one of the most incredible stories of perseverance.


     


    Ten years ago, she burst onto the world scene in dominating fashion. Winning 5 World Triathlon series events in a 12-month window as a 21-year-old. After those events, she dealt with several almost career-ending injuries. And spent the better part of a decade rebuilding herself. In the last few years we’ve started to see glimpses again of the great champion and on Dec 6th, 2020 at the Challenge Daytona, PTO championships, we saw more than a glimpse, we saw the physical prowess, the mental fortitude, and the emotional strength of one of the worlds greatest back on top with a dominating exhibition of how to race a Triathlon.


     


    In this episode, Paula describes her journey into the sport and her fast rise to the top. She discusses the effects of being a 21 year old on top of the world and the expectations that went with it. It hasn't been all smooth sailing, Paula has dealt with multi stress fractures all over her body, anemia, and body image issues. But she's kept her passion alive. She's worked with various coaches to try and find the right path. Finally, now with her coach Paula Sousa and her partner Eric Lagerstrom, she is in a great place. You can hear it in her voice. It's been a journey but she's there.


     


    She discusses her incredible performance at the Challenge Daytona PTO Championships and so much more.



  • In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg Bennett has an entertaining and insightful conversation with Dr. Dan Plews.


     


    Dr. Dan Plews is a Doctor of exercise physiology, a world champion Ironman athlete and coach, and founder of endureIQ. His athletic accomplishments are extraordinary. He won the 2018 Age Group Ironman World Championship, was the 1st non-professional athlete to finish, and set an age-group world record of 8hrs 24mins. What’s incredible about that, is he did that whilst still working full-time as a sports scientist and coach.
     
    He’s worked with professional Triathletes Tim Van Berkel, Jan Van Berkel, Caroline Steffen, and Terenzo Bozzone and the list goes on, and the New Zealand America’s Cup sailing team.
     
    He's one of the world’s greatest minds in endurance sports. He has the practical, personal experience and he has the science.
     
    In this episode, Dan describes everything there is to know about HRV (Heart Rate variability). He discusses LCHF (Low Carbohydrate, High "Healthy" Fat) diets. And he discusses how he coaches his athletes by first looking at the event and what it takes to be successful in that event, the individual and what their strengths and weaknesses are, and then what training best fits. Dan shares some entertaining stories of some of the training of the power athletes in the team Emirates New Zealand Americas Cup crew. And how a 4min time trial for men that are raw power... may have been too far.
     
    This episode, had Greg laughing at times and then jotting down incredible knowledge at others.


     


    Incredible insights and remarkable stories.

  • Jamie Hunt is a former professional Triathlete who transitioned into the world of High-Performance sports apparel and co-founded the brand 2XU. He built that brand at a mind-boggling pace, to a brand that had over $100 million in transactions a year and sold for a 9-figure sum.His passion, energy, and hard work were evident as an athlete. We raced each other throughout the 90s and he was a part of the exceptional group of Kiwis that took the world by storm. He took that same passion, energy, and hard work into the world of fabrics and brand building and never looked back.He’s one of the most genuine down-to-earth men you could meet and combines that with a driven competitive streak that has fueled him to be one of the world’s great high performers.Jamie is incredibly open and vulnerable in this episode. His journey from being left of the NZ Olympic team to the co-founder of the High-performance endurance and compression brand 2XU is incredibly inspiring.His drive to produce the world's greatest products and his relentless pursuit of looking to do things better is grounded by his family, community, faith, and his physical training.It hasn’t all been smooth sailing. His family have had to pack up and move, he was on the road for 200 days a year for 13 years and he’s dealt with depression brought on by his anxiety. But, he has come out the other side wiser and more in control of his life. He understands what’s important to him and he’s making it happen.So many lessons and great advice. His passion is truly contagious.

  • Holly Lawrence is one of the world's greatest Triathletes.She’s won almost 50% of the Ironman 70.3s she’s started in since 2012 or even better 65% of the races started since 2016. And, when not winning, she’s on the podium every time she races. That includes the world championships…which she won in 2016. Then after dealing with an almost career-ending injury in 2018, she came back in 2019 with a 2nd place.In the world of endurance sport, she is still incredibly young, and I feel she’s only scratched the surface of her potential, and really, I’m excited for her next 5-10 years.In this episode, Holly describes how she's taken control of her life, learned to manage expectations and her own emotions.She's incredibly passionate about the sport of Triathlon and feels fortunate to be able to do it professionally. She describes how feeling grateful for the opportunity to train and race as a professional is helping her performances.