100 episodes

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.

    Lucy Charles-Barclay - 🏆Ironman 70.3 WORLD CHAMPION - 🥇Ironman 70.3 European Champion 2021

    Lucy Charles-Barclay - 🏆Ironman 70.3 WORLD CHAMPION - 🥇Ironman 70.3 European Champion 2021

    Welcome to The Greg Bennett show, an AnyQuestion podcast hosted by Former Professional Olympic and World Champion Athlete Greg Bennett. 


    Greg chats with the world's greatest athletes and high performers to find out how they got to the top of the world and how they are able to sustain it. 


    This week’s episode is epic! Not only do we celebrate the 100th episode of The Greg Bennett Show, but Greg also interviews 70.3 World Triathlon Champion, Lucy Charles-Barclay.


    She is the current number 1 ranked Triathlete in the world, and the 2021 Ironman 70.3 World Champion.


    Lucy is consistently on the podium in any race, any distance and format. Winning ironman’s and 70.3 Ironman’s all around the world, and finishing 2nd three times at the Ironman Kona World championships.


    Lucy’s competitors know that when she’s on the start line it’s going to be flat out from the gun. 


    In her pursuit for greatness, she also remains down to earth, close to her family and friends … and always has a smile for the cameras.


    Go to AnyQuestion.com/Lucy to ask Lucy follow-up questions and hear other answers from Lucy and all the other Experts on the platform.

    • 55 min
    Rudy von Berg - one of the most successful middle-distance triathletes

    Rudy von Berg - one of the most successful middle-distance triathletes

    In this week’s episode, Greg chats with one of the most successful middle-distance triathletes, Rudy von Berg.

    Winning a multitude of the biggest IM 70.3s in the world, placing 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th and 9th at the IM 70.3 World Championships. 

    If the World Championships were in the Napa Valley wine region of California this man would have plenty of hardware … Rudy has  won the Vineman, now Santa Rosa 70.3, four times from five starts.

    He’s currently ranked 12th on the World Rankings with enormous potential to leap up to the top.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Taylor Knibb - Professional Triathlete & U.S 2020 Olympic🥈Medalist

    Taylor Knibb - Professional Triathlete & U.S 2020 Olympic🥈Medalist

    Welcome to The Greg Bennett show, an AnyQuestion podcast hosted by Former Professional Olympic and World Champion Athlete Greg Bennett. 


    Greg chats with the world's greatest athletes and high performers to find out how they got to the top of the world and how they are able to sustain it. 


    In this week’s episode, Greg chats with U.S Triathlete, Taylor Knibb.


    Taylor Knibb is 23 and has already taken the world by storm. Her win at the WTS Yokohama event at the start of 2021 earned her an Olympic spot for the US team in Tokyo. In Tokyo, her performance in the mixed relay was one of the most powerful performances of the day, earning herself, and her team the silver medal.


    A few weeks after the Games, she went on a stampede. She placed 2nd at the Boulder 70.3. Second at the WTS Montreal. Won the WTS Grand Final in Edmonton, then smashed the incredible field at the Collins Cup in Samorin, Slovakia on a road bike with the fastest time by over 3 minutes, and then wrapped it up, by finishing 3rd at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships.


    Add to that her Junior and U23 World Titles ... and wow ... the future of women’s triathlon is truly here. 


    Her current PTO World Ranking is 4th in the world – and that ranking does not include the Olympics or World series events.


    On top of all that, she’s one of the sweetest, most down to earth women I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know.


     


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    09:56 - Greg asks Taylor if she is pleased with all your career decisions she has  had to make to date.


    20:53 - Taylor talks about her time at University and being one of 10  (TEN!) family members to have previously attended Cornell university.


    27:12 - Greg rewinds the clock with Taylor and they discuss her first triathlon, and her first run (at age 4!) plus her motivation to start entering races … and it wasn’t to win ...


    31:16 - Taylor and Greg discuss her U23 World Championship versus her junior world titles.


    36:04 - Greg asks Taylor about her race tactics.


    38:17 - Taylor and Greg discuss the U.S Olympic team trials in 2019 and how Taylor prepared for Yokohama.


    46:53 - What has been your biggest career highlight to date?


    54:52 - Taylor talks through a typical training day.


    1:02:54 - Greg and Taylor chat about how, at only 23 years of age being thrust onto the world triathlon stage … she optimizes her life ... from race nerves, to confidence and self belief.


    1:09:27 - Greg asks Taylor, if she could sit and have a coffee with ANYONE in the world, who would it be …


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ashleigh Gentle - Olympian. 2018 WTS Grand Final gold medal, 2017 runner up ITU World Championship

    Ashleigh Gentle - Olympian. 2018 WTS Grand Final gold medal, 2017 runner up ITU World Championship

    Welcome to The Greg Bennett show, an AnyQuestion podcast hosted by Former Professional Olympic and World Champion Athlete Greg Bennett. 


    Greg chats with the world's greatest athletes and high performers to find out how they got to the top of the world and how they are able to sustain it. 


    In this week’s episode, Greg chats with Australian Triathlete, Ashleigh Gentle.


    Ashleigh is one of the most accomplished elite women on the WTS circuit.


    For the best part of the past 10 years Ashleigh has won some of the worlds biggest events, including, The Escape from Alcatraz triathlon, several ITU world series events, none bigger than the grand final in 2018. Ashleigh has won 8 (yes that’s eight) Noosa triathlons from 10 starts. She has been to multiple Olympics.


    In 2014 she won silver in WTS Yokohama in 2015 and 2016 and in Abu Dhabi in 2016. By May 2016, she was ranked third in the world and in the same year, the Australian Olympic Committee announced Gentle’s selection as one of six triathletes who would represent Australia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro


    Ashleigh Gentle won silver at the Junior World Championships in Hamburg in 2007 and Vancouver in 2008, then finally discovered the golden touch in Budapest in 2010. The following year, Gentle won her first ITU World Cup in Edmonton, before placing 9th at her first WTS race in London and has since been one of the sport’s most  consistent performers at the top level.


    14:24 - In a series of rapid fire questions, Greg and Ashleigh discuss the feeling of making money (aka) getting “paid” to be an athlete.


    25:28 - Ashleigh explains how she got a start in triathlon. 


    31:51 - At the age of 16 Ashleigh won silver in her first Junior title representing her country.


    40:21 - Ashleigh and Greg discuss the transition from being a teenage athlete to becoming an elite woman athlete.


    45:00 - The good times don’t always last, and Ashleigh explains some of the tougher struggles she has experienced in her career.


    51:44 - The first Olympics. Ashleigh describes her preparation and the drama of losing all her baggage and her racing bike.


    57:06 - Aside from the lows, there have been some amazing highs in Ashleigh’s career … one being the 2018 Grand final on the Gold Coast. 


    1:01:38 - Greg and Ashleigh recap 2021 and the challenges of travelling, competing, and hotel quarantine.


    1:10:12 - Like so many elite athletes, Ashleigh knows when she is knocked down, how to get up and fight again. Having just recently won her 8th Noosa tri, Ashleigh explains that it has been crucial for her to surround herself with people that lift her up, rather than those negative noises from the public.


    1:15:45 - Ashleigh shares her tips for helping people optimize their own lives.


     


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    This episode was brought to you by ATHLETIC BREWING … please check em out and support them - www.athleticbrewing.com

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Nicola Spirig - The greatest female Olympian in the sport of Triathlon - Gold, Silver and five Olympic Games

    Nicola Spirig - The greatest female Olympian in the sport of Triathlon - Gold, Silver and five Olympic Games

    Podcast: The Greg Bennett Show


    Episode:  Nicola Spirig


    Welcome to The Greg Bennett show, a Bennett Endurance podcast hosted by Former Professional Olympic Athlete Greg Bennett. ​​Greg chats with the world's greatest athletes and high performers to find out how they got to the top of the world and how they are able to sustain it. In today’s episode, he is joined by his wife Laura, and they hear from Nicola Spirig. 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 this year’s 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 that triathlon 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. Then they wrap up the episode with Nicola sharing what her day-to-day life is like these days.


     


    Find show notes, discount codes, and more here.


    Visit the BE With Champions Patreon or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. 


     


     


     


     

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ed Baker Returns with a new Startup - The AnyQuestion app.

    Ed Baker Returns with a new Startup - The AnyQuestion app.

    Ed Baker, was last on the show in episode 61, if you haven’t listened to that episode I encourage you to do so... He is one of the most remarkable people I’ve had the privilege of having on the show.


     


    Father of four. Harvard Grad, MBA at Stanford Business school, Investor, Entrepreneur, Growth Specialist, and remarkable Triathlete.


     


    A quick brief on his background He built a company called Friend.ly about 15 years ago to 25 million users very rapidly. Mark Zuckerberg recognized this and brought Ed over to be the Head of International Growth at FaceBook. Facebook was built to over a billion users around the world and Ed played a significant role in making that happen.  Soon after, Ed was approached by a small start-up called Uber to become the Head of Product and Growth. Ed accepted this role and played a huge part in building Uber into what it is today... Not a bad track record.


    Ed left Uber to focus on family, investing, advising, and his Ironman training and racing. 


     


    In 2021, it was time for Ed to start something new. In this episode, Ed describes the new app he has built that Launched on Oct 25, called AnyQuestion.


    Ed discusses why he built AnyQuestion, what is the app and how it works. 


     


    Use my referral link https://anyquestions.app.link/Greg Bennett, to get a $1 for a 1st-week trial. OR go check out any of the experts.


     


     


     

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

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50 Ratings

50 Ratings

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Simply put, the best tri show around

Deep expertise, great guests, fun, serious, mix of past+present+future, well done Greg and Laura. Keep it up

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Top triathlon podcast

Love this podcast Greg. It’s my go to
Tri podcast and look forward to listening to this on my long runs. The latest Sam Long episode was fantastic

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Love it

Really enjoy this podcast,Greg comes across very informed and knowledgeable also sounds like a top honest bloke 👍
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