27 episodes

Uncensored and deep conversations with extraordinary rock climbers, runners, surfers, alpinists, kayakers and skiers et al. Tap into their journey to peak performance, revealing stories, hidden strategies, and the mindset that defies aging and other limits. Get educated and inspired to chase your own dreams. Come for the stories, leave with tools, tips, and motivation! Hosted by Kush Khandelwal. 

Ageless Athlete - Stories and Secrets of Adventure Sports Icons Kush Khandelwal

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Uncensored and deep conversations with extraordinary rock climbers, runners, surfers, alpinists, kayakers and skiers et al. Tap into their journey to peak performance, revealing stories, hidden strategies, and the mindset that defies aging and other limits. Get educated and inspired to chase your own dreams. Come for the stories, leave with tools, tips, and motivation! Hosted by Kush Khandelwal. 

    #26 Gary Linden - Exploring and Elevating the Planet’s Biggest Waves to a Global Audience

    #26 Gary Linden - Exploring and Elevating the Planet’s Biggest Waves to a Global Audience

    "It's not about being the star that day or catching the biggest wave. It's just, that's the one you remember and you carry all your life." 🏄🏽‍♂️🌊What does it take to live a life in pursuit of waves for over 6 decades? Today's guest, Gary Linden, has been doing just that - riding everything from 2-foot rollers to 50-foot behemoths around the globe since the age of 12.Gary was one of the first true surfing nomads, traveling to remote regions and living amongst local cultures from Brazil to Japa...

    • 1 hr 25 min
    #25 Nick Martinez - Trials and Triumphs of a Modern Day Stone Monkey

    #25 Nick Martinez - Trials and Triumphs of a Modern Day Stone Monkey

    Nick Martinez has been quietly ticking the hardest and scariest big walls in Yosemite for the last two decades. 🧗‍♂️ From early climbing dreams in Brazil, Nick made his way to Yosemite, finding community with legends like Jim Bridwell, Dean Potter and the Huber brothers, and making a name for himself amongst the Valley titans. 💪 Despite profound heartbreak of losing loved ones and his own near-fatal BASE jumping accident, Nick found a way to keep climbing, and finding purpose in the moun...

    • 1 hr 35 min
    #24 Jeremiah Bishop - Gravel Racing, Impossible Routes, Crafting a Life You Love

    #24 Jeremiah Bishop - Gravel Racing, Impossible Routes, Crafting a Life You Love

    “ You know, you talk about my successes, I'll show you my thousand failures. ” 🚴🏼‍♂️Nestled in the heart of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, we are joined by Jeremiah Bishop, who has earned the title of the ‘the most-winning US Mountain Bike Stage Racer,’ 🏆. He’s a 16-time member of the USA Cycling National Team, a Pan American Games Gold Medalist 🥇, a two-time US National Champion 🇺🇸, and winner of some of the world's most challenging stage races, including the TransAlp Challenge and the ...

    • 1 hr 36 min
    #23 Katie McConnell - Big Waves and Bold Choices, Staying True to One’s Dreams

    #23 Katie McConnell - Big Waves and Bold Choices, Staying True to One’s Dreams

    "It's kind of like... when the oracle is talking to Neo, and she's like, 'Know thyself.' I think if you just really stay true to yourself, and go, and just follow your dreams, I don't think you can lose." 💫🏄🏽‍♀️When I happened to chance upon a video of Katie McConnell masterfully dropping into monster waves in Nazaré, Portugal , and then heard her thoughtfully describe epic hold-downs, I knew I had to try to bring her on the show. Katie's trophy case is overflowing with wins at prestigious ev...

    • 1 hr 38 min
    #22 Jessica, Jenna, Lisa, Alexis, Henrietta - Changing the Face of Mountain Biking in Northern California

    #22 Jessica, Jenna, Lisa, Alexis, Henrietta - Changing the Face of Mountain Biking in Northern California

    “I'm not a 70-year-old woman on the trail, I'm a free spirit dancing with gravity.” - Henrietta Stern, mountain biking icon 🚵🏽‍♀️ 💜This week, we’re breaking the mold with not one, but FIVE remarkable guests – all powerhouse women from the San Francisco Bay Area mountain biking scene.Meet Jessica, Jenna, Henrietta, Lisa, and Alexis – a group of community entrepreneurs, passionate riders, certified instructors, and social leaders who are changing the face of mountain biking. I was enthral...

    • 1 hr 23 min
    #21 Craig DeMartino - The Unexpected Gifts of Adversity, How Climbing Became a Catalyst for Healing and Empowerment

    #21 Craig DeMartino - The Unexpected Gifts of Adversity, How Climbing Became a Catalyst for Healing and Empowerment

    🚀"Yes, that was a catalyst. Yours doesn't have to be falling off a cliff, because you know, everyone's going to fall off their own cliff, whatever that is. "💪🏾⛰️Craig DeMartino embodies the spirit of this podcast in every way. He's a climber, a teacher, a mentor, and an inspiration to anyone who's ever faced adversity. Climbing wasn't just a hobby; it became a way of life, a passion that shaped his world.But life, as we know, throws curveballs. In Craig's case, it was a devastating accident t...

    • 1 hr 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

NMartinez21 ,

Inspiring Show !

Thanks for having me on the show Kush… Inspired by the people you’re interviewing and the thought provoking questions… Looking forward to the new episodes. Let’s climb in Yosemite soon. Keep following your dreams ! Nick

digitalpodcaster ,

This is the one!

Listening to Ageless Athlete is like having a series of intimate conversations with the world's most interesting athletes. If you’re active and want to gain insight and tips during your drives, this podcast is you need to be listening to!

Arnold Former Athlete ,

A must listen!!

In the crowded world of sports podcasts, "Ageless Athlete" stands out, largely thanks to its host, Kush Khandelwal. What sets this podcast apart is the fascinating guests from adventure sports and Kush's remarkable storytelling and interviewing skills. His approach is thoughtful, engaging, and, most notably, effective in drawing out the essence of each guest's journey and insights.

Kush's ability to weave a narrative around each guest's adventures and philosophies turns each episode into a compelling story rather than a mere interview. This storytelling prowess ensures that listeners are not just informed but are also entertained and inspired. It's a rare skill, and Kush possesses it in spades.

Moreover, Kush's empathy and cultural awareness add layers of depth to conversations seldom found in similar podcasts. He has a unique way of connecting with his guests on a human level, allowing the audience to understand each guest's cultural nuances and personal challenges. This empathy enriches the listener's experience and fosters a sense of inclusivity and understanding, making "Ageless Athlete" a podcast that resonates on a universal level. It's a testament to the power of good conversation and the universal appeal of sports and adventure.

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