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Are you someone who loves to learn from the best? That’s what The Greg Bennett Show is all about. In The Greg Bennett Show, Greg Bennett chats with the world’s greatest athletes and high-performers to find out how they got to the top of the world and how are they able to sustain it. In each of The Greg Bennett Show episodes, incredible stories are shared and we’ll dive deep into topics ranging from – building a strong team to Sleep and recovery to optimizing Training and competition everything in between. Join Greg Bennett, former world number one Triathlete for some inspiring and entertaining stories.

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Are you someone who loves to learn from the best? That’s what The Greg Bennett Show is all about. In The Greg Bennett Show, Greg Bennett chats with the world’s greatest athletes and high-performers to find out how they got to the top of the world and how are they able to sustain it. In each of The Greg Bennett Show episodes, incredible stories are shared and we’ll dive deep into topics ranging from – building a strong team to Sleep and recovery to optimizing Training and competition everything in between. Join Greg Bennett, former world number one Triathlete for some inspiring and entertaining stories.

    Javier Gómez-Noya returns - 9 Time World Triathlon Champion, Olympic medalist

    Javier Gómez-Noya returns - 9 Time World Triathlon Champion, Olympic medalist

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    In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has a delightful conversation with Javier Gómez-Noya.


     


    These last ten months have been a little rocky but overcoming adversity is what makes this man such a legend. He was fortunate to even have a career, to begin with. Just after he started the sport of Triathlon the High Council for Sports in Spain revealed a cardiac anomaly. That finding led to a six-year battle between him and the sporting administrators in Spain to allow him to race internationally.


     


    Since winning that battle, he has raised the standards of the sport for his entire career. Just as impressively, he’s also been able to reinvent himself whenever new pretenders have looked set to take his mantle.


     


    He’s a man who has won more Triathlons than anyone else in the history of the sport. A career that has spanned almost two decades with 10 world titles over various distances and formats, including 5 ITU World Championships titles, 2 Ironman 70.3 World Titles, an ITU Long course world title, and an Xterra Off-road world title. Add to that a silver medal at the Olympics.


     


    But he’s far more than a champion athlete, he’s one of the best men I know. We’ve lived and shared some epic training sessions together, and battled on the racecourse numerous times. And I’m honored to call him a friend.


     


    Timestamps


    2:52 - Interview starts


    4.10 - Having a year with set-backs and where things don't go to plan is not new to Javier. He dissects the past 12 months with Greg.


    7:38 - With 10 World Titles and an Olympic silver medal, Javier explains how proud he is of his career to date.


    11:18 - Teaming up with Coach Dr. Dan Plews shortly after the Olympics, Javier and Greg discuss the deeply personal relationship that exists between athlete and how Dan's coaching has improved his performance.


    18:02 - Javier is determined to come back and get healthy for the 2023 event program.


    Racing is not only about the great times and winning


    19:55 - Having a coach with a sport science slant is exactly the difference Javier was searching for. Greg and Javier discuss the training regime he has been working hard on.


    30:27 - Javier and Greg discuss the recent Collins Cup and the amazing new talent in the sport at the moment including Colin Shatier.


    31:42 - KONA 2022 - Greg and Javier discuss their view on the athletes, both Men & Women for this years event.


    44:13 - Javier discusses his rehab and plan for getting back to racing.


    47:00 - Javier's race 'bucket-list'.


    Stay calm and keep working and eventually you'll be back


    52:09 - Interview concludes.


     


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    • 52 min
    Patrick Lange - 2 x IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPION sub 8 hour finish in Kona & Challenge Roth

    Patrick Lange - 2 x IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPION sub 8 hour finish in Kona & Challenge Roth

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    In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg is joined by one of the greatest Ironman Triathletes the world has ever seen, Patrick Lange. A two-time Kona Ironman World Champion and the first man ever to break the elusive 8 hours on the Big Island with a time of 7:52:39.


     


    Patrick's weapon is the marathon. Consistently going under 2:40 off the bike and holds the fastest marathon time in Kona of 2:39:45. Add to that his wins at Challenge Roth, IM Texas and IM Tulsa and the list goes on, and you can see why I rate him as one of the greatest ever.


     


    I have been wanting this man on the show for several years. Not only because of his athletic achievements and prowess but because he is one of the best men I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and I wanted this opportunity to share his story and his journey.


     


    Timestamps


    2:53 - Interview starts


    7:16 - From a shoulder injury from a nasty crash, to a second bout of COVID, it's been a challenging year to prepare for Kona 2022.


    ... really not the way I wish my training camps to an end.


    14:42 - On the 23rd of February (he's wife Julia's birthday) Patrick crashed badly while training in Spain with a pro buddy, and faced an extended spell on the sidelines. He talks through the accident and his recovery and how he conveyed his vision to race again with his doctors.


    19:12 - Patrick's 2019 swim in Kona was spectacular, and he talks with Greg about the training and strategy he put into play.


    23:15 - Patrick and Greg discuss he's win at Challenge Roth and how he fell in love with the race.


    28:18 - Patrick is now the sub 2:40 marathon specialst, and he explains how he wworked hard behind the scenes to deliberatly achieve the results he has become known for.


    30:32 - Leaving a coach can be a massive decision. Greg and Patrick discuss how Patrick has gone about changing his coaches throughout his pro career.


    34:58 - Greg rewinds the clock with Patrick and they discuss his childhood, his early inspirations, through to his current pro career and personal life.


    my endurance passion was awake from that time


    36:32 - One of Patrick's early desires was to become a Formula 1 driver. Ironically, many Formula 1 drivers are into Triathlon.


    39:42 - Patrick describes how his early passions lead him to triathlon, through mountain bike racing, to go-carting, to learning the history of triathlon.


    47:47 - Patrick's Kona journey ... in detail. The record for the fastest marathon in Kona and how he feels around the pressure of racing Kona.


    2016 3rd at Kona ... Germans 1,2,3, Marathon record 2.39.45


    2017 Kona win 8.01.40 record, over taking Lionel Sanders in the final 5k ... Marathon 2.39.59


    2018 Kona win 7.52.39, 1st time under 8, then proposed to his fiance (now wife) Julia at the finish line.



    59:04 - The proposal - A very special moment.


    1:01:14 - Patrick describes the highs and lows of his career to date. He talks openly about his mother's cancer battle and the last words she left him with, and how those words fuelled his determination and 'why' to win.


    1:06:12 - Patrick's opinion on this year's Kona and how he loves to 'fly under the radar'. The Quiet Assasin.


    1:10:27 - The year ahead doesnt exist as Patrick describes how he and his team are completely focused on Kona 2022.


    1:12:57 - Conclusion


     


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    Website: https://www.patrick-lange.org


    Strava: https://www.strava.com/pros/11654626


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/P.Lange.Leidenschaft.am.Limit/


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/patricklange1

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Nicola Spirig -The greatest female Olympian in Triathlon - Gold, Silver, and five Olympics - Retires!

    Nicola Spirig -The greatest female Olympian in Triathlon - Gold, Silver, and five Olympics - Retires!

    After almost 30 years in the sport of Triathlon, Nicola Spirig completed her final rae this past weekend and we wanted to celebrate the incredible career of Nicola Spirig. In today’s episode (recorded in November 2021), Greg is joined by his wife Laura, and they talk with Nicola about her career and pull apart specific races and moments.


     


    Nicola Spirig is a Swiss professional triathlete. She is a five-time Olympian, the 2012 Olympic, and six times European champion in women's triathlon. Nicola is married to fellow retired athlete Reto Hug, has three children, and during her athletic career completed a law degree.


     


    As the conversation kicks off, Greg asks Nicola to reflect on this past year in the sport. She has been training and her next large goal is to complete an IronMan race in under eight hours. Even if a goal sounds impossible, she says it’s important to try, especially when the intention is to inspire others to follow their dreams. Nicola isn’t an extrovert who loves being in front of others, but she does love working with young people and is glad her status as an Olympian has given her this platform.


     


    Going into the Tokyo Olympics, Nicola was ready. She was able to prepare without injury, compete in and win other good races like the European Championships, and beat some of her own personal best times. On race day, even though everyone had prepared for a hot day, it was raining, which for Nicola wasn’t a problem and she placed sixth. Today, she says she’s happy with her performance and wouldn’t change anything even though she didn’t get the medal she was aiming for.


     


    Nicola grew up with parents who were sports teachers and had the luxury of trying many different sports. For a long time, she didn’t think of triathlon as a career, but rather as something she loved to do. She only considered herself a professional athlete for about two years, despite being involved in the sport for much longer. Her preparation around the London 2012 Olympics was nearly perfect and her at a professional level. She won the Olympic Gold medal just ahead of Lisa Norden, with their times being the same, and only a photograph was able to be used to separate their crossing the finish line.


     


    For the Rio Olympics, things were different. She was injured, the defending Olympic champion, and she’d had a baby in the years since her Olympic win. She took home the silver from that race and says the experience was much different than the London Olympics, but she was still very happy with her performance. She reminds listeners that while yes it takes a lot to get a medal in the Olympic games, it also takes a lot to finish fourth, sixth, or tenth.


     


    Laura and Greg then ask Nicola rapid-fire questions covering everything from TV and movies to household chores, to her taste in music. They wrap up the episode with Nicola sharing what her day-to-day life is like these days.


     



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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Aaron Royle - Olympian

    Aaron Royle - Olympian

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    In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has an insightful conversation with one of the consistent and most diversified professional Triathletes in the world, Aaron Royle.


     


    Winning, and podiums at major events from the WTS super sprint mixed relay, to non-drafting Olympic and U23 World Title, to Ironman 70.3s and middle distance events. Aaron’s always at the pointy end of the race and making others chase.


    Aaron, nick-named “Bugs”, made his Olympic debut at the 2016 Rio Games after he secured Australia’s first Triathlon quota spot having finished 6th at the 2015 Rio Test Event.


     


    A multiple Olympian from Australia, he is preparing to marry Non Stanford who in her own right is an Olympian, World & European Champion - together making up the ultimate power couple in the world of Triathlon.
     


    Check out Aaron Royle at:


    Website: www.aaronroyle.com


    Twitter: twitter.com/ARoyle90


    Facebook: facebook.com/AaronRoyleTriathlete/


    Instagram: instagram.com/aaronroyle/
     


    Timestamps






    2:11 - Interview starts


    8:03 - With a solid win at The Collins Club recently, Aaron is definitely in form. He explains where he feels he is at within his strengths and fitness.


    13:35 - Super League v. PTO v. Ironman - who's doing it best?


    15:22 - At the age oof 32, Aaron's experience in endurance is now combining with his speed. Greg and Aaron discuss how Aaron feels at this stage of his career.


    18:23 - Greg rewinds the clock with Aaron and the lads discuss Aaron's upbringing and how he first found his love for triathlon.


    25:47 - Travelling around the globe and competing as a young athlete with his mates can create many great moments, and many wonderful life stories. Aaron describes this time in his life.


    28:29 - Aaron describes his greatest highlight in his career so far.


    This is what I need to do to win





    34:00 - Learning how to win can take some specific preparation and laser-beam focusing on the process.


    37:23 - Very few poeple leave an Olympics happy. Greg & Aaron discuss how achievements and disappoinment can often 'define' an athlete.


    38:36 - Injuries. If we push our bodies as hard and as often as elite athletes, injuries are inevitable. Aaron describes some of the more serious and troublesome injuries he has had throughout his triathlon career.


    49:52 - Races on his bucket list that are driving and inspiring Aaron.


    59:02 - The boys conclude with some fun Rapid fire questions.


    1. Best and worst subjects at school?


    2. What are you currently watching on Netflix?


    3. First car you owned.


    4. Two most-used apps on your phone?


    5. What time of day are you most productive?


    6. First job?


    7. Who does most of the chores around the home?


    8. Who would you want to play a movie of your life?


    9. Which decade of music is the best?


    10. Where is somewhere you haven’t been, you’d like to go?


    11. Greatest movie of all time?


    1:05:23 - Conclusion

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Matt Pendola - Strength & Mobility Coach for Runners

    Matt Pendola - Strength & Mobility Coach for Runners

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    In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has an insightful conversation with one of the world's greatest


    Strength & conditioning coaches for endurance athletes.


     


    Matt Pendola has decades of experience helping runners get ahead of their injury cycles by building strength.


    Matt has been in this field for over 20 years. He’s worked with beginners, to the worlds greatest elite athletes including Olympic and World Champion medalists Kevin McDowell and Ben Kanute, to name a few.


     


    He has a list of credentials in the areas of Run coaching, strength training, wellness, massage and everything else in between. He is truly one of the worlds leading bodywork and movement experts.


    Matt Pendola has several professional qualifications including a running coach, S&C coach, licensed manual therapist & wellness coach and works with several Olympic athletes. He has also personally achieved a tonne of impressive running achievements including winning the Elite Spartan World Championships Masters Division (2015) & Qualified for Duathlon World Championships 3x.


     


    Today Greg and Matt talk about the 3 C's of running. Connected, Cadence, and Compact. Bobby McGee and Matt Pendola have put together 4 pillars so you can optimize your running potential. Dynamic Mobility Drills restore and optimize your running movement and propulsion potential. Banded Dynamics maximize your running strength, power, balance, and stability. Form Drills maximize your mechanical running efficiency. Loaded Mobility Drills restore and optimize tissue and joints and continuing gains.


     





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    Start your 12 week course for a lifetime of better running! You'll get a set of movements to do before and after all of your runs to improve your mechanics. Find out more at https://www.pendolaproject.com/





     



    Timestamps


    1:21 - Interview starts


    5:39 - Matt discusses his view on coaching towards the longevity of an athlete. from a young athlete to a more senior.


    8:34 - Matt started strength training originally as a hotshot in Flagstaff. That was just kind of what you did, you had to be in shape for the job. One day, a tree fell on him fracturing his back. After that he was forced to slow down and learn how to train smart so he could get back to running again.


    This injury led to Matt's guiding principle: FIT, which stands for Focused Intentional Training. It really is about helping people gain function through training. Matt started Pendola Training in 2001.


    I was able to gain strength without doing a bunch of heavy lifting.


    – Gwen Jorgensen, 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist


     


    14:27 - Around 2011, Matt was coaching high school cross country, and saw that he could use what he had learned about strength training to prevent injuries in endurance athletes. Matt met Bobby McGee in 2015 and his approach to training has evolved incredibly since then.


    "When I started working closer with elite athletes I was forced to take my learning to the next level. At a certain point I realized with a brick and mortar business I could at most affect 40 people at a time. I built R3 so that I could make everything I’ve learned over the last 20 years available to any runner at any level."


    Each and every movement you'll do is designed specifically to help you run stronger.


    23:34 - So what is RunFORM - and how can it help you to run faster with less injury?


    Based on four pillars developed by the #1 running coach in the world, Bobby McGee, and Matt Pendola - Form Drills, Dynamic Mobility Drills, Loaded Mobility, and Banded Dynamics. This easy to follow progression builds week by week adding the perfect mix of adding new movements to your schedule combined

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ed Baker - CEO / Founder of AnyQuestion, Entrepreneur & Investor

    Ed Baker - CEO / Founder of AnyQuestion, Entrepreneur & Investor

    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 Baker is also an extraordinary athlete, winning his first Ironman after only 6 months of being in the sport of Triathlon.

    • 52 min

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