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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.

    Lauren Goss - Transition from elite triathlete to elite runner

    Lauren Goss - Transition from elite triathlete to elite runner

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    In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg chats with Lauren Goss. A former professional Triathlete for over 12 years, where she won every major race in the USA. And that includes 11 - 70.3 IM titles


     


    The last three years were somewhat of a whirlwind, now a mother of a two-year-old, a Professional runner, and a business entrepreneur operating her Triathlon coaching business, BlackSheep endurance… she truly is inspiring.


     


    Her running career is just getting started with a 15.16 5k, 31.49 10k, 53.10 10miles, 1.09 half marathon on debut, and 2.27.41 marathon also on debut… the skies the limit


     


    Former professional triathlete Lauren Goss’s transition to elite running has been anything but conventional. Lauren retired from competing professionally in 2019, after accepting a six-month suspension for an anti-doping violation after testing positive for THC (the psychoactive component found in marijuana, which she claimed was due to a cannabidiol, or CBD, salve she was using to treat an injury before competing).
     


    Timestamps


     




    2:30 - Interview with Lauren Goss begins


    Life happens between the miles




    4:44 - Greg and Lauren rewind the clock and discuss her athletic journey and how she discovered her passion for triathlon.


    7:21 - Lauren discusses her eating disorder challenges through her triathlon career and how she coaches and educates younger athletes around their eating and nutrition.


    10:15 - Lauren explians how she made money form the sport of triathlon by focusing on the 'right events' at the 'right time'.


    I made great money in the sport not being 'that great'




    13:51 - When it comes to sponsorship, Elite running is different from Triathlon. Lauren explains her current decision behind not wanting to secure a sponsor.


    16:04 - Making a business and career out of being a professional athlete.


    18:07 - In her triathlon career Lauren had some amazing highs and some significant lows. She explains some of the wins and her motivation and influences.


    20:34 - In 2019 competing in Escape from Alcatraz, Lauren received a 6 month ban for an anti-doping violation after testing positive for THC (the psychoactive component found in marijuana, which she claimed was due to a cannabidiol, or CBD, salve she was using to treat an injury before competing).


    27:41 - Becoming a mum has changed Lauren's life and she explains how her perspective has changed and how she manages her anxiety.





    31:21 - Lauren explains how she met and encouraged Arild Tveiten – (coach of Kristian Blummenfelt, Gustav Iden and Casper Stornes) to train her remotely.


    36:56 - The Norwegians belive in routine and Lauren describes in detail the structure of her exact training week. Pens and pads out - some great tips here!


    47:11 - The knowledge that Lauren has gained from her Norwegian coaches is now influencing how she coaches her own local athletes. Lauren explains that the intensity is not suitable for all athletes.





    49:00 - Lauren and Greg discuss her difficulty to enter races due to her anti-doping ban, even thought she has completed the 6 month ban.


    55:24 - What would Lauren Goss tell her 18-year-old self?


    56:46 - What 3 people would you want to have dinner with (nonfamily, living or dead)?


    58:25 - Where do you see yourself in 3 years?


    1:00:46 - Lauren and Greg finish this chat with some rapid fire questions and answers.


    What streaming TV show are you currently binging?


    Two most-used apps on your phone?


    Toughest race?


    Out of 10, how cool are you?


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


    Which decade of music is the best?


    Favorite race?


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


    Greatest movie of all time?


    What comes easy won’t last and what lasts won’t come easy


    1:06:44 - Inter

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Mike Reilly - The Voice of Ironman

    Mike Reilly - The Voice of Ironman

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    In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg chats with icon and a legend in the world of Triathlon and endurance sports Mike Reilly.


     


    Mike has done announcing and television for Running and Triathlon events worldwide since the late 70’s. He’s had a microphone in his hands for 1000’s endurance events.


     


    Mike Reilly is best known as the Voice of Ironman and has announced 100s of Ironman events around the world, including 33 Kona Ironman World Championships. 100’s of thousands of triathletes worldwide have heard his famous phrase “You are an Ironman!” and he has called millions of athletes across a finish line.


     


    An IRONMAN Hall of Fame, USA Triathlon Hall of Fame member and Running USA Hall of Champions. He’s a a world-renowned race announcer, commentator, podcast host “Find your finish line podcast” and author to his inspirational book “Finding my voice.”


    Mike called his final race, Dec 10, 2022 at Ironman New Zealand. Over 40 years of calling events… this man is truly an Ironman!


     


    Timestamps


     


    3:40 - Interview with Mike Reilly begins


    6:49 - Mike explains how he came to the decision to retire and the thought process involved.


    People identify me for what I've done ... but I identify myself by my family


    10:37 - Walking away from his last race call in Kona was incredibly special and emotional. Mike explains how he felt and how it played out.


    It's not just you saying goodbye to the sport, it's the sport saying goodbye to you


    15:11 - Are athletes still gonna hear the phrase "YOU are an Ironman"?


     


    17:25 - It all started for Mike Reilly in San Diego, CA, where Mike found his passion for endurance sports while training and racing local events in Southern California. He ran the first of twelve marathons in 1978 and competed in his first triathlon in 1979. That was the same year he picked up a microphone for the first time. Two years later he announced the first ever professional triathlon in Solana Beach, CA. He also called the first ten years of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, the most popular marathon series in the world.


    At the end I just said to myself ... it's just time!


    22:00 - Mike explains the story on how he called his first race. It’s about much more than standing with a microphone calling out finishers’ names. Mike’s 19-hour day typically starts before 5:00 am, where he presides over the swim-to-bike transition area as athletes rack their cycles and make last-minute adjustments. He provides critical information about late-breaking changes, course conditions, and the minute-by-minute schedule necessary to get the swim off to a smooth start. He’s then responsible for guiding the athletes into the water and providing instructions about the particulars of the starting protocol, including “gentle guidance” about their positioning. After the swim gets underway, Mike keeps spectators informed about the relative positions of the leaders, and then announces the names of athletes as they complete the swim and head out on the bike portion. During the day, Mike positions himself in a variety of locations to watch the athletes as they come in on the bike and hit various spots on the run course, constantly updating the spectators as to the leaderboard as well as conditions out on the course. Then it’s over to the finish line, where Mike will spend over nine hours bringing in every athlete in the race, providing nuggets of personal information about as many of them as it’s possible to squeeze in. During the last hour or so of the race, as the clock winds down to the 17-hour cutoff mark, Mike will come down from the announcing booth and move right next to the finish line. At that point he’ll do whatever it takes to keep the crowd energized and the last, struggling finishers mo

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Belinda Granger - Fifteen-time Ironman Champion, Triathlon commentator, and the pro liaison for Challenge Family Triathlons

    Belinda Granger - Fifteen-time Ironman Champion, Triathlon commentator, and the pro liaison for Challenge Family Triathlons

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    In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg chats with Belinda Granger. Australian Triathlon legend: a Fifteen-time Ironman Champion, Triathlon commentator, and the pro liaison for Challenge Family Triathlons.


     


    Belinda was recently inducted into the Triathlon Australia Hall of Fame for the ‘Legends of the Sport’ Award, and few are more deserving for their contribution to the sport of Triathlon than BG is.


    Belinda is also an Australian IM Hall of Famer and, most importantly, has been a good friend of mine for over 30 years!


     


    Greg and Belinda discuss the realities of being a pro athlete, the highs and the lows and how they mould and teach and motivate.


     


    Timestamps


    2:14 - Interview with Belinda Granger begins


    I have seen the sport change over and over and over again


    8:09 - Greg and Belinda rewind the clock and discuss how BG came into the sport.


    14:20 - Belinda explains the moment that she realised that she was good at triathlon and was prepared to take it seriously as a pro athlete.


    19:45 - Belinda explains how a DNF in Foster-Tuncurry motivated her to go all-in.


    I didnt do anything silly, I just wanted to finish to prove to myself I could


    25:03 - Why is Noosa one of the greatest places on the planet to live, train and base your triathlon career?


    26:41 - Belinda describes in details some her greatest 'highs' in her career ... starting with Challenge-Roth.


    34:20 - Greg and Belinda discuss the low's within her career and what she has learn't from them.


    We all like to pretend that we are amazing and so mentally tough all the time


    39:36 - We look at athletes and assume that they are invincible and never make mistakes, and we forget that pro athletes are just human. Greg and Belinda discuss the realities of being a pro athlete.


    43:44 - Belinda explains how she came to deciding to retire, how it played out, and what defining moments helped her to continue to move forward after completing her pro-athlete career.


    Triathlon is more important to me now as a 52 year old, than it was when I was competing


    52:57 - Coming out of the pandemic, Greg and Belinda discuss the excitement around triathlon and the opportunities in the future of the sport.


    57:09 - What would you tell your 18 year old self today?


    1:00:07 - Which 3 people would you love to have dinner with (living or passed)? Belinda's answer is hilarious!


    1:01:49 - Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?





    1:05:27 - Belinda and Greg complete the interview with some Rapid Fire Questions:


    One book you would recommend? Mark Barretta - Greatest Moments in Australian Sport


    Two most-used apps on your phone?


    Toughest race?


    First job?


    Out of 10, how cool are you?


    Which decade of music is the best?


    Favorite race?


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


    1:14:06 - Interview concludes





     
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Chris McCormack - 4 x World Champion Triathlete 🥇 🥇 🥇 🥇

    Chris McCormack - 4 x World Champion Triathlete 🥇 🥇 🥇 🥇

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    In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg chats with Chris McCormack (aka: Macca).


    With four World Championship titles to his name and countless more international race wins, Chris McCormack is one of the most successful athletes in the history of triathlon. The only male athlete to conquer every triathlon distance with World Championship gold, Macca is considered the most complete multisport athlete ever and the catalyst of the emerging new age triathlon talent that is flawless at swimming, biking and running.


    Winning ITU World Championships titles in both Olympic and long distances and two Ironman World Championship titles. Add to those world titles he won 100’s of events around the world in his remarkable career. Macca has been as prevalent in the business world as he was racing.


    He’s the CEO and co-founder of MANA Sports and Entertainment Group, One of the founders of the Super League Triathlon series, sits on the board of the Pho3nix Foundation, is the consultant and spokesperson for Bahrain Endurance, and he launched MX Endurance online training platform and community over 10 years ago.


     


    He has been on the show twice before, but not for 2 years now. You can find those previous episodes Ep. 8 - Feb 17, 2020, Ep. 55 - Jan 11, 2021. Over 100 episodes ago.


     


    His biography I’m Here to Win was a New York Times bestseller and has also gone on to bestseller status in Germany, Australia, Russia, and France.


     


    As a passionate scholar of the sport with a keen eye for athletic talent and an understanding of what pathways would bring it to its fullest potential, Macca accurately predicted the rise of German athletes to the top of long-distance triathlon, and how ITU athletes moving into Ironman racing would change the game.
     



    Here are some of Macca's career stats:


    Won 76% of career events.


    Finished on the podium 88% of the time.


    Won 200+ races around the world since 1993.


    Olympic Course + Ironman World Champion.


    Twelve Ironman Victories, more than any other male.


    Broken 8 hrs in Ironman distances 4 times. (Only man to do so)


    Five-time International Triathlete of the Year.


    Five-time Competitor of the Year.


    ESPN World’s Fittest Man.



     


    Timestamps


     








    3:15 - Interview with Chris McCormack begins.


    10:28 - Greg and Macca chat about his involvement and future of The Super League Triathlon series


    13:53 - Chris's involvement in the Pho3nix Foundation is inspiring kids around the globe to play sport and is making a real difference in many under developed countries.


    18:22 - Macca has been working with Bahrain Endurance for the past 9 years in the capacity of marketing and logistics.


    22:41 - GB & Macca riff and give their respective opinions arounda range of topics, starting with 'is the sport more professional now than when they raced'?


    There's definitely a level of science, performance & technology that we were not exposed to ...


    29:47 - Pro Athletes no longer need to be looking for specific events to generate a healthy income, let alone have to depend on sponsorship. Macca and Greg describe the many world events and their advice to young athletes is to "just get racing".


    There's plenty of money in the sport now ...


    36:25 - Triathlon is in pretty good shape now as a mass-participation sport, however Greg & Macca share their view on where the sport will be in the next 10 years.


    44:11 - With newer tech and performance tracking science, nutrition, and gear, Greg and Macca discuss how competitive they would be now if they were still racing.


    I did Kona with a Timex watch, I just used to click it and hope that the mile markers were accurate ...


    52:09 - The lads discuss who they think is the GOAT to compete in the sport of triathlon.


    1:00:16 - What would Macca tell his 18 year old

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Meg Gerber - Functional Medicine Dietitian - Certified yoga teacher

    Meg Gerber - Functional Medicine Dietitian - Certified yoga teacher

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    In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg chats with Meg Gerber. A Functional Medicine Dietician who has experienced her own journey with gut issues and autoimmunity. And now helps others with their journeys.


     


    Meg is a registered & licensed dietician. A certified Integrative and Functional medicine practitioner. A certified Gastrointestinal nutritionist and a certified Yoga and pranayama (breath work) instructor.


     


    She recently launched her new book, “How to glow gluten free - Going beyond the (GF) food to embrace a journey of abundance in a diagnosis of restriction.”


     


    Meg is a brilliant contributor to the Nutrition channel on AnyQuestion, is a wealth of knowledge, and is willing to share it to help others.





    I help overwhelmed but motivated people suffering from stress + gut issues feel supported + knowledgeable!


     


    Timestamps


    1:52 - Interview with Meg Gerber begins


    8:28 - Greg and Meg discuss how her journey to glow gluten free started and why it was important for her to get this message out into the world.


    15:35 - Meg understands and is able to explain how the stress in our lives affects the way food affects the way our digestive system works and functions.


    22:34 - Guiding your breathe can be a very simple and powerful way to bring consciouness to what we eat and how we feel. Because what we eat directly affects everything from our modd to what state our body is in. It's a bi-directional highwway between the gut and the brain.


    What you think has a direct affect on your physiology





    27:46 - Society talks alot about vitamins when it comes to health and nutrition, however we talk very little about the minerals our bodies require. Our bodies can create vitamins, but not create minerals. Minerals come from the foods we ingest, so be conscious of the foods you put into your body.


    I support clients with an approach to nourishment that combines individualization and root cause analysis. Moving beyond diets, functional testing and supplements, I empower my clients with ongoing tools for stress management as an integral pillar to sustainable gut health and longevity.


    30:50 - Greg and Meg discuss her new book, and more specifically, 'what gluten is' and how it's changed over the past decades because of the growing and processing process. You'll be surprised how many day to day foods we eat that contain gluten!


    36:33 - So the big question is, should we all be avoiding gluten? Meg explains the science and her view on this topic.


    40:16 - Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide and crop desiccant. It is used to kill weeds, especially annual broadleaf weeds and grasses that compete with crops. It is so heavily in our food supply, it's not about avoiding it, you cant. It's about how you can reduce your exposure and detox from it and protect your gut. Meg describes the seriousness and the science, and what we can do in our day-to-day lives.


    I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with chronic digestive issues.


    50:09 - We need to understand where our food is coming from, but more importantly how to create meals that energize and fuels our bodies in healthy nutritious ways. Meg has some sensational recipes in her new cook book and describes her favourite Festive time family party recipes. Buy Meg's book ... stat!


    52:44 - Meg's favourite three vegetables. Beets / Broccoli Sprouts / Fresh herbs.


    Through my own journey of digestive struggles and autoimmunity, I learned the power of being in your body and listening to its needs.


    55:17 - Can we overdo on healthy foods and vegetables?


    58:59 - If you want to know more from Meg, get onto the anyquestion app where she shares her wisdom in all sorts of topics, from Keto dieting, starting the day with coffee, salt, milk and dairy products .

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Brett Hawke [returns] - Multiple Olympic Swimmer & one of the worlds greatest swim coaches

    Brett Hawke [returns] - Multiple Olympic Swimmer & one of the worlds greatest swim coaches

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    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 who not only reached the top of the world as an athlete in his chosen sport of sprint swimming, but he has also coached numerous athletes to do the same—a five-time Olympian, twice as an athlete, and three times a coach. He was an Australian Olympian at the 2000 Sydney & 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Before 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 athlete career, he returned to Auburn to become an assistant coach in 2006. And then became head coach from 2009 – 2018. During that time, Auburn won the NCAA National title in 2009. And he trained countless Auburn swimmers for the Olympics.
    He Coached Brazilian swimmer Cesar Cielo to the 50m freestyle gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games In 2008


     


    He was last on the Greg Bennett Show on episode 62, almost 2 years ago. A lot has changed since. He now works as the Head of Expert Acquisition at AnyQuestion, has the world's number one swimming podcast, “inside with Brett Hawke”, and we’ve become good mates in the process.
     


    I’m excited to discuss with him the various pivots and transitions throughout his career.


    Simply, a wonderful conversation with a great athlete and coach.
     


    Timestamps


    2:13 - Interview with Brett Hawke begins.


    5:27 - Brett explains how he sees opportunity and commits 'all-in' and throws himself into ensuring success.


    7:49 - Brett and Greg discuss his determined journey to becoming a world class athlete. Being smacked in the face when he didn't make his first Olympic trial, but how he went to work. A defining moment that carved his pathway to success at the highest level as a swimmer and a coach.


    10:50 - Being at the olympics in a period that was incredibly special for Australian Swimming, Brett's burning desire, and his humbleness in understanding how much he could learn and be inspired by his equally world calss teammates.


    I was like a spongue sitting there right next to Ian Thorpe 10 minutes before his greatest swim at the 2004 Olympics.




    14:10 - Brett talks through his pathway from athlete to coach.


    20:26 - Brett explains how he coached César Cielo and how he brought what he knew from his own learnings from being around the greatest athletes. Brett had the knowledge, César had the talent, and together they tapped into it and created a magical partnership.


    23:33 - Swimming is in Brett Hawke's blood. He now hosts a successful podcast - Inside With Brett Hawke. Be sure to check out the recent ep with Cody Simpson, global teen-popstar turned athlete.




    25:50 - Brett is all about 'constant and never-ending improvement' and he is utilising all facets of his life and career 9and his podcast) to analyse and learn from other people.


    I have the full ability to control my brain and my thoughts, that then affect my physiology and performance in every single way





    30:07 - Brett describes his favourite learnings from his time producing in excess of 220 podcast epsiodes.


    33:55 - Brett is now part of the anyquestion.com team as Head of Expert Aquisition and explains why he is so inspired and what he contributes to the day-to-day organisation.


    Everybody has a voice, everybody wants to heard


    39:14 - A day in the life of Brett Hawke


    48:22 - Brett has built his career by recognising that surrounding himself with people better than he is, knowing that they make him smarter and better! Brett tells a beautiful story about Grant Hackett who also understands how the transition from pro-athlete, to the corporate world works.


    52:4

    • 1 hr 8 min

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