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 86: Mikel Delagrange talks Human Rights, Race & Gender Equality in Cycling
Mikel Delagrange is a Human Rights Lawyer and Founder of the Amani Project based in the Hague Netherlands. Twelve months ago the listeners of this Podcast engaged in the The Hidden Athlete Project, now known as the Masaka Cycling Club Foundation. Masaka is a small city based in a very poor region in Uganda's South and just happens to have a wealth of Cycling talent currently unseen due to poverty and access constraints. In this Episode we talk to the progress being made through our collaboration with the Amani Project and sister clubs, we talk about the barriers that remain and how we plan to navigate through those, we tall about how a relationship with Wahoo and the e-racing platform has enabled us to bring this talent to potential recruiters. All the topics accumulate up to an exciting future for our friends in East Africa and we would love the Global Cycling community to get involved. Please enjoy, share and help if possible by clinking on the below links.
Episode 85: James Hayden - 2 X Winner 4,000km Transcontinental Race
James Hayden is a 2 x Transcontinental Race Winner (2017 & 2018) and known as one of the worlds best on/off road Ultra Endurance Cyclists racing today. James has accumulated a long list of accomplishments in a very short period of time but its his life story he shares in this episode that is particularly fascinating. The James Mark Hayden story feels like it has many chapters to come so jump in and enjoy learning about what makes this incredible endurance athlete tick and continue to follow his story @jamesmarkhayden & jamesmarkhayden.uk Enjoy.
Episode 84: Jason Hardrath - Fastest Known Time Ultra Endurance Adventure Athlete
Jason Hardrath is fast becoming one of the most fascinating Ultra Endurance athlete's on the planet. An athlete addicted to adventure and currently embarking on the crazy goal of holding 100 Fastest Known Times on some incredibly challenging routes throughout the USA. Jason spends a lot of time letting us into his world and what motivates an athlete of his quality to embark on the crazy individual challenges that rocks his world. Enjoy and you can follow Jason's story on Instagram @jasonhardrath.
Episode 83: George Mallory - Mountaineer, Rock Climber & Cyclist
George Mallory was born in South Africa and quickly set about accumulating some extraordinary achievements in the world of Rock Climbing. His famous Grandfather George Mallory the explorer & mountaineer was the inspiration behind Georges brief transition into mountaineering which included a summit of the awe inspiring Mt Everest. After immigrating to Australia George developed a training concept where he would climb the height of Mt Everest on his bike in a single day, this became an obsession both before and after his actual climb of Mt Everest. A concept that is now recognised as the Everesting phenomenon amongst cyclists the world over. Enjoy what is a very fascinating chat with an incredibly humble and extraordinary athlete.
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
One of the best sports podcast out there. The presenter is so good at just letting the guest tell their story and and what makes them tick. Something about this podcast that makes the guest feel more human and like regular people. Give it a listen.
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Informative, inspiring and heartfelt content. Nice voice to listen to, too.
Best Podcast Ever
Definitely the greatest podcasts I have ever listened to. Highly recommend it to everyone, all of the guests that appear on this are incredible.