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Elite coach (Mark Livesey) and Multiple Ironman AG Champion (sub 9hrs) chatting about all things Triathlon with some of the greatest people in the sport.

The Triathlon Brick Session Mark Livesey

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    • 4.9 • 440 Ratings

Elite coach (Mark Livesey) and Multiple Ironman AG Champion (sub 9hrs) chatting about all things Triathlon with some of the greatest people in the sport.

    Chantal Cumming and Andrew Horsfall-Turner

    Chantal Cumming and Andrew Horsfall-Turner

    Today Mark chat to Andrew Horsfall - Turner who has just smashed the Outlaw full distance record (8.26) and Chantel Cummings who was 3rd female Pro at Ironman Bolton. She secured a Kona slot at this race. Andrew has also qualified for Kona as an AG athletes, but will be racing Pro as of next year.

    Chantel and Andrew discuss their own races, the Jan Frodeno Worlds fastest time, the sub 7 attempt, and the male Olympic race in Tokyo. Plus lots more.

    Chantal Cummings Social media links


    Andy Horsfall-Turner. Social media links

    instagram: andrew_h_t
    twitter: andrewht1
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiKyWngiGsYkD4e1IMA1LKA

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Does inclusion trump fairness?

    Does inclusion trump fairness?

    Mark chats to two sports scientist Tommy Lundberg and Kerry McGawley who both specialise in sprits performance at the highest level. Tommy is a Lecturer at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. and Kerry is an Associate Professor (Reader) at Mid Sweden University and Senior Researcher at the Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre.

    Todays subject questions how fair is the inclusion of biological male athletes competing against biological females unfair? Do transgender female athletes have an unfair advantage even with testosterone interventions?

    Useful links:



    Caroline's link for 'save the med" shark reintroduction. Donations here https://www.migranodearena.org/en/cause/cabrera-crossing-swim-for-project-stellaris

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Sam Dickinson

    Sam Dickinson

    Sam Dickinson is maturing as a world class triathlete and like Alex Yee Mark believes he's an athlete who will be dominating things in the future.

    Sam chats candidly throughout this interview including his thoughts on the Alistair Brownlee DQ. He also discusses the team tactics for the WTS Leeds race, and why he chose to have a little stab during the end of the bike leg at Leeds.


    • 1 hr 20 min
    Emma Bilham & Tom Davis

    Emma Bilham & Tom Davis

    Mark chats to Emma Bilham and Tom Davis about their latest race (Spanish long course Championships) and their personal views about the current PTO points system. Also a bit of banta as per usual...

    Webinar 15 June 1800hrs - email mark@trainxhale.com

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Phil Burt Bike Yoda!

    Phil Burt Bike Yoda!

    Today I have Phil Burt an experienced physiotherapist and bike fitter, Burt has spent 12 years as the Head of Physiotherapy at British Cycling, as well as 5 years as Consultant Physiotherapist at Team Sky.

    After a long career supporting the world’s best at three Olympic Games and seven Tour de Frances, Burt is now concentrating on using his expertise to help cyclists at all levels to improve their health, comfort and performance.

    When we get together we just chat anything cycling, but toady we discuss the TT warm up and how to develop confidence. Plus lots more...



    • 1 hr 13 min
    Listeners question, race reports, and a few rants!

    Listeners question, race reports, and a few rants!

    A packed show full of race reports, listeners questions with Heather and Mark discussing what constitutes professional/sporting conduct and the latest monitoring devices and sports services. And much,much more. Enjoy! 😊

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
440 Ratings

440 Ratings

Reavey. ,

Keep up the great work

Hi Guys.
Congratulations on the interviews and content.
Please continue with the informative and enjoyable nature of the show.
Your podcast undoubtedly benefits anyone who listens.
I will certainly “dial in” ever week when I walk my hyperactive beagle...🐶

Gav228 ,

Top drawer, no BS entertainment

Excellent podcast with great insight and even better interviews. Keep up the good work guys!

Harriet_Clare ,

Quality content

Quality content and great craic for triathletes of all distances and experiences.

Mark’s no nonsense interviews and advice are so refreshing and is the perfect accompaniment to a long ride or run!

It also really helps with feeling connected to the world of triathlon with no training, clubs, or races taking place at the moment.

Cheers Mark!

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