The Hidden Athlete Podcast delves into the lives of the humble elite endurance athlete who has achieved incredible things with little or no public recognition. This Podcast will always be about the athlete and has not been developed for commercial gain. For images and further stories about our stars jump on Instagram @thehiddenathletepodcast Enjoy.
Episode 82: Vedungi Kulkarni - Adventure Cyclist & youngest female to ride around the world.
This is an incredible story of an extraordinary young female adventure cyclist who embarked on her first super challenge navigating solo across the high passes of the Himalayas at the age of just 17. This journey then sparked an around the world 29,000km record attempt at the age of 19. Vedangi's story is truly incredible and it unfolds with an extraordinary amount of drama which highlights how special this young woman really is. Enjoy the wonderful story of Vedungi Kulkarni and please jump on and follow her world at @wheelsandwords and www.vedangikulkarni.com
Episode 81: Rob Preston - Worlds Toughest Race Eco Challenge Fiji
Rob Preston has been competing against the world's best in Orienteering, Rogaining & Adventure Racing for well over two decades. 2016 Mixed Pairs Rogaining World Champion, Member of the Australian Orienteering World Cup team for 15 years and ranked in the Top10 in Australia for 17 Years. Rob also was Captain Team Gippsland at the recent Prime Amazon Worlds Toughest Race Eco Challenge Fuji finishing an impressive third after coming from dead last. This incredibly popular and chilled Aussie hard nut walks us through what it takes to be one of the toughest endurance athletes on earth. Enjoy
Episode 80: MY BACK 40 Podcast with Steve O'Shaughnessy - Miiro Michael talks Masaka Cycling Club
A ripping chat between Canadian Podcast Host Steve O'Shaughnessy and Chairman of the Masaka Cycling Club Miiro Michael. Many of you are already heavily involved in The Hidden Athlete Project as donors so this story will be of great interest. You will certainly feel like your investment is in great hands after listening to this chat. If you enjoy the listen and would love to get involved please go to thehiddenathlete.com.au and click on the Masaka Cycling Club page for all the info you need. And please join us on the Instagram journey @masakacyclingclub
Episode 79: Jason English - 7 x 24 Hour Solo Mountain Bike World Champion
Jason is Australia's most successful cyclist, with 7 x 24 Hour Solo Mountain Bike World Championships, 13 x National Titles, 29 Consecutive 24Solo Wins, Mountain Bike Australia Hall of Fame, Cycling Australia Mountain Biker of the Year and we suspect there is still plenty more to come in the years ahead. Enjoy the crazy world that is Jason English and follow the rest of his journey on Insta here: @jasonaenglish and also check out both his YouTube Channel and website www.jasonenglish.com.au
Episode 78: Brooke Williams - Australian 10,000m U23 National Track Champ
Brooke Williams is an aspiring young Australian track athlete who burst on to the scene at the 2012 Zatopek track meet as a Wildcard to win the Australian U23 10,000m National Title. Brooke went on to represent Australia in Mountain Running before disappearing from Athletics. A comeback five years on lead to a near death experience which Brooke shares in detail in this short story of her life to date. Its an incredible roller-coaster ride so far with more to come as she continues another comeback and journey towards realising one last dream of representing Australia once again. You can follow Brooke Williams on Instagram @brooke_williams90
Episode 77: BIKEPACKING RAMBLINGS with Ty Domin & Lewis Ciddor
In this episode we touch base with both Ty Domin (@tydomin) and Lewis Ciddor (@overland.archive) and chat about the world of Bikepacking. How COVID-19 has impacted the 2020 race calendar, what Ty & Lewis have planned for 2020 and they also dispel some of the myths or barriers of entry for beginners entering the world of Bikepacking. Enjoy.