60 episodes

Through real, authentic, raw and enjoyable (RARE) conversations, the podcast digs deep into the passionate journey's & lives of Humans of Triathlon from around the globe and from all walks of life.

We aim to inspire and to celebrate this life-changing sport and its humans - one human, one story at a time.

The show is brought to you by 3 triathletes/co-hosts from 3 different continents, age-groups, and backgrounds - highlighting the diverse & inclusive nature of the sport and this podcast. #HumansOfTriathlon #OrdinaryPeopleExtraordinaryPassion

Humans of Triathlon (H.o.T) Podcast Humans of Triathlon

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Through real, authentic, raw and enjoyable (RARE) conversations, the podcast digs deep into the passionate journey's & lives of Humans of Triathlon from around the globe and from all walks of life.

We aim to inspire and to celebrate this life-changing sport and its humans - one human, one story at a time.

The show is brought to you by 3 triathletes/co-hosts from 3 different continents, age-groups, and backgrounds - highlighting the diverse & inclusive nature of the sport and this podcast. #HumansOfTriathlon #OrdinaryPeopleExtraordinaryPassion

    Ep. #58: Katie Godec [@trilife_at_30kft] | Starting a Conversation Regarding the High Cost of Triathlon

    Ep. #58: Katie Godec [@trilife_at_30kft] | Starting a Conversation Regarding the High Cost of Triathlon

    For as much as we love Triathlon, there are some things that we might not particularly like about it. For some, it may be the logistics, for others, it may be the alpha/competitive nature of the sport. But I think we can agree that for a majority it’s the high cost of the sport. Today’s guest, Katie Godec, is on a personal quest to start a conversation on this topic. She believes Triathlon should be for everyone because it is first and foremost a representation of the blood, sweat and tears of humans. Live from California, the land of the unicorns of Silicon Valley, the glam and glitz of Hollywood, and the land of breakfast burrito; we are excited to have this USAT coach and the Managing Director of Destination TriLife on the show.



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    - HOSTS:
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep. #57: Kristian Blummenfelt | Pro Triathlete from Norway, 2019 WTS Grand Final Winner, & 70.3 World Record Holder

    Ep. #57: Kristian Blummenfelt | Pro Triathlete from Norway, 2019 WTS Grand Final Winner, & 70.3 World Record Holder

    This week we have the first short-course pro to come on the show - Kristian Blummenfelt from Norway. Tune in as we chat about how Kristian got into the sport; the Norway Triathlon scene; life as a professional triathlete; his 2019 season which included the first WTS win of his career (at the Grand Final in Lausanne) and a 4th place at the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Champs in Nice, France; and his prep for the upcoming Super League Triathlon and next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.



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    • 48 min
    Ep. #56: Tasneem Patel | A Fully Covered Athlete from South Africa

    Ep. #56: Tasneem Patel | A Fully Covered Athlete from South Africa

    This week we have our first guest from South Africa - Tasneem Patel. She's a fully covered athlete who has been called as "The Covered One". Tasneem was never the athletic type, but a vicious cycle of mental illness began her journey to be active. In 2016, she ran her first Comrades Ultra; a 89km run within SA. By late-2017, she did her first Olympic-distance. 2018 was the year to achieve a 70.3, but life had unexpected turns. With the loss of her dad, she lost her way in training. However, in late 2018, her love, mindset & passion returned - and she's determined to complete an Ironman.

    Tune in as we talk about all things South Africa and how Tasneem's story is yet another example that anyone can be a triathlete, regardless of religious beliefs...or anything else.

     

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep. #55: Alfredo Allende | Battling Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) & Living Everyday as if there's No Tomorrow

    Ep. #55: Alfredo Allende | Battling Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) & Living Everyday as if there's No Tomorrow

    There are moments in our life that stimulate us to make changes to our current situation. It might be an illness, the birth of a new baby, a new career, etc. Our guest today, Alfredo Allende decided to quit smoking and start Triathlon-ing with the birth of his first daughter. It all started with running - to help aid his depression & anxiety from nicotine withdrawal.  But he was always getting injured as his bones couldn’t handle the workload. Something was off. So, he started cross-training with swimming and biking. After dealing with pain, fatigue, etc. for a number of months, Alfredo was recently diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease with no cure - where your body pretty much attacks itself, destroying your joints & organs. But that hasn't stopped him from pursuing this sport and everything it means to him. He doesn’t know what the future has in store or how long he will be able to continue Triathlon, but he’s okay with it because he's living every day as if there’s no tomorrow - crossing each finish line as a celebration of life.



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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Ep. #54: Phaedra Kennedy | Trust in Your Ability to Do Hard Things

    Ep. #54: Phaedra Kennedy | Trust in Your Ability to Do Hard Things

    This week's Human of Triathlon started her endurance journey with running back in 1998, But when standing along the finishing chute during her husband's first IM at Lake Placid - cheering and crying for all the finishers she saw - Phaedra Kennedy had an incredibly emotional experience & one she knew she wanted to experience herself. 4yrs later, she did her first IM at LP with her husband. She now describes it as the 2nd best day of her life, second only to their wedding day. After racing together for 4yrs, they decided it was time to start a family. They tried for a long time with no luck & were later told that Phaedra had stage 4 endometriosis & would not be able to conceive without medical assistance. She felt like she had failed as a woman & hated her body for what it couldn’t do. But after 2years of riding an emotional roller coaster, she knew she had to hop off - to do so she went back to the community she had left behind and started tri'ing again - allowing her to shift her focus from what she couldn't do to what she can do instead.



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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. #53: Ryan Lastimosa | 3D Artist/Game Developer, 11x Ironman Finisher on the Road to Kona, Ultrarunner & Martial Artist

    Ep. #53: Ryan Lastimosa | 3D Artist/Game Developer, 11x Ironman Finisher on the Road to Kona, Ultrarunner & Martial Artist

    After getting into the world of 3D art and developing video games, Ryan Lastimosa was a very heavy drinker & smoker suffering from Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) & was in the red zone for a heart attack at 30 years old. He was tired of being tired. He was done with being unhealthy. The right combination of life-changing events drove him to Triathlon. He started training & it turned it all around.

    One of Ryan's uncle's, Uncle Rudy had always been a father figure to him, and he was wheelchair-bound from Parkinson's disease. One day, while watching the IM World Champs on TV with his uncle, Ryan gained his inspiration to want to race at the Big Island for both him and his uncle. Uncle Rudy passed away due to complications with Parkinson's Disease. Sadly, with his passing, he won't be able to see Ryan compete. But now with Ironman number 11 done, Ryan knows, through the Ironman Legacy Program, he will eventually get to Kona. And Uncle Rudy might not be there with him physically, but his spirit lives on with Ryan.



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    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Do It For Yourself ,

Inspiring podcast

So many amazing an inspiring triathletes sharing their stories! It always great to hear of every day people doing amazing things through the sport of triathlon, keep up the great work!

Bocrunning ,

Gr8 podcast

Really enjoy the podcast. Love listening to the inspirational stories.

Osubelncor3 ,

Great podcast discussing the human side of sport

This is a great podcast that focuses away from race results and more on the human aspect of the sport. It’s great to hear people being open about their journey and struggles along the way. Reminds us that there is more to each of us than just the result.

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