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Are you someone who loves to learn from the best? That’s what BE with Champions is all about. In BE with Champions, Greg Bennett chats with the world’s greatest athletes and high-performers to find out how they got the top of the world and how are they able to sustain it. In each BE with Champions episode 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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    • 4.9 • 97 Ratings

Are you someone who loves to learn from the best? That’s what BE with Champions is all about. In BE with Champions, Greg Bennett chats with the world’s greatest athletes and high-performers to find out how they got the top of the world and how are they able to sustain it. In each BE with Champions episode 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.

    TRIATHLON GOLD - Special Edition - All of Triathlons male Olympic Gold medalists in one show!

    TRIATHLON GOLD - Special Edition - All of Triathlons male Olympic Gold medalists in one show!

    The Olympics are finally here. And if you’re like me, you’ve loved the Olympics since you can remember. I’ve always enjoyed watching the best in the world battle it out on the big stage... none more so than the sport of Triathlon. I’ve always wondered what it takes to win on that special day, and what it must feel like crossing that finish line knowing that you are the Olympic champion, and how does that heavy medal affects the rest of your life?


     


    Well, I decided to get some answers... today I have all of Triathlons men’s gold medalists on the show. Five Gold and one Silver between the four of them. Simon Whitfield, Hamish Carter, Jan Frodeno, and Alistair Brownlee.


     


    Men that I have raced and trained with, men that have conquered the world, and have been heroes to their respective countries. All of them I admire and would call mates, the best men you could ever share a beer with... all-around top blokes.


     


    They’ve all been on the show at least once. You can find their past episodes on your podcast app of choice.


     


    But never have they all been together on the one show. I’m feeling very honored that they have all agreed to come on, and amazed that we were able to coordinate times from all corners of the world.


     


    In this episode, each of the Olympic Champions shares their stories, what they were thinking the days leading into the race? What was going through their head at the pivotal moment of the race? When did they feel like they had it won and what was the initial feeling they each had as they crossed the line knowing they were the Olympic Champion. Jan Frodeno's answer will make you laugh. They each describe how the Gold medal has affected their lives. Their answers may surprise you.


     


    The show concludes with their predictions for these Tokyo Olympic games.


     


    This has to be one of the greatest podcast episodes ever. What a thrill it was for me to chat with all of these champions.
     



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    "The Greg Bennett Show" -

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Frank Shorter - Olympic Marathon Champion - "father of the modern running boom"

    Frank Shorter - Olympic Marathon Champion - "father of the modern running boom"

    In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, I chat with my neighbor, Frank Shorter in Boulder, Colorado


     


    Frank is a remarkable man, who by all accounts is the father of the modern running boom. His Olympic marathon gold in 1972, is generally regarded as the launch of this running movement. He followed this gold medal performance 4 years later at the Montreal Olympics with a silver medal behind an unknown East German who was later documented to be part of that nation’s doping system.


     


    Throughout the 1970s he won a multitude of US National Championships over the 5k, 10k, and marathon distances. He won the ‘Fukuoka International marathon Championship’ on 4 occasions.


     


    But he’s more than a runner and Olympic Champion, he was instrumental in helping athletes make a living from what at the time was mostly amateur. And from 2000 to 2003, he was the chairman of the United States Anti-Doping Agency, a body that he helped to establish.


     


    This was a very special conversation for me. It truly felt like he was chatting with one of the great icons of the world of sport. Frank shares his journey into running and when he realized that he had some ability. He describes the emotions of the terrorist attacks on the 1972 Olympics and how he had to compartmentalize the trauma of what happened and focus on the job at hand. He discusses the running into the stadium at those Games with a 2-minute lead and he shares the 1976 Montreal Games, and his thoughts on drugs in sport, his relationship with USA iconic runner Steve Prefontaine and the impact of his sudden death. And so much more.


     


    If you love sport, if you love sports history then this is a must-listen. Do yourself a favor and listen through to the end. You won't be disappointed.
     



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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Alistair Brownlee - Special Edition, Part 2 - Author "Relentless - Secrets of the Sporting Elite", Multiple Olympic Gold medalist and World Champion

    Alistair Brownlee - Special Edition, Part 2 - Author "Relentless - Secrets of the Sporting Elite", Multiple Olympic Gold medalist and World Champion

    In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, I chat with a very special return guest, Alistair Brownlee.


     


    Alistair is arguably the greatest triathlete of all time… he IS the undisputed greatest Olympic Triathlete in history with Gold in London and Rio Olympic Games.
     
    His World and Olympic titles are remarkable, but it has been his ability to lift the sport to new heights and have every athlete in the world chasing that has truly set him apart. It has been this dominance that has me in awe of this extraordinary athlete.
     
    I encourage you to listen to Part 1 of this conversation first. Also, Alistair was last on the show in episode 15, if you haven’t listened to that episode, I’d encourage you to go check it out.
     

    In part 2 of the episode, Alistair gives his predictions for the Tokyo Olympics and he discusses how the sport of Triathlon has changed. We discuss the dual between Jan Frodeno and Lionel Sanders and he gives his prediction as to who will win. We end with some fun rapid-fire questions.
     



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    "The Greg Bennett Show" -

    • 47 min
    Alistair Brownlee - Special Edition, Part 1 - Author "Relentless - Secrets of the Sporting Elite", Multiple Olympic Gold medalist and World Champion

    Alistair Brownlee - Special Edition, Part 1 - Author "Relentless - Secrets of the Sporting Elite", Multiple Olympic Gold medalist and World Champion

    In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, I chat with a very special return guest, Alistair Brownlee.


     


    Alistair is arguably the greatest triathlete of all time… he IS the undisputed greatest Olympic Triathlete in history with Gold in London and Rio Olympic Games.
     
    His World and Olympic titles are remarkable, but it has been his ability to lift the sport to new heights and have every athlete in the world chasing that has truly set him apart. It has been this dominance that has me in awe of this extraordinary athlete.
     
    He was last on the show in episode 15, if you haven’t listened to that episode, I’d encourage you to go check it out.
     
    In Part 1 of this episode, we discuss Alistair's new book "Relentless: Secrets of the Sporting Elite". Over the last 4 years, Alistair has been on a journey to learn from the best, talking to elite figures across multiple sports as well as leading thinkers and scientists, to understand what enabled these remarkable individuals to rise to the very top and to push the limits of human capability in their relentless pursuit of perfection. We discuss why he decided to write the book, What the interview process was like, how he chose the specific people, and what he learned from the interviews. We discuss what is talent, what is a champion and I share several great quotes from the book.
     



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    FormSwim Goggles - formswim.com/greg for $15 off - The coupon will be automatically added to the cart. Or use code GREG2021 at checkout.


     


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    "The Greg Bennett Show" -

    • 55 min
    Javier Gomez-Noya Special Edition - 9 Time World Triathlon Champion, Olympic medalist

    Javier Gomez-Noya Special Edition - 9 Time World Triathlon Champion, Olympic medalist

    In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has a delightful conversation with Javier Gomez-Noya.


     


    Javier is a very special return guest. He was on the show at the start of January in 2020, in episode 4. If you haven’t listened, be sure to check it out.


     


    He’s a man who has won more Triathlons than anyone else in the history of the sport. A career that has spanned almost two decades with 9 world titles over various distances and formats, including 5 ITU World Championships titles, 2 Ironman 70.3 World Titles, an ITU Long course world title, and an Xterra Off-road world title. Add to that a silver medal at the Olympics.


     


    But he’s far more than a champion athlete, he’s one of the best men I know. We’ve lived and shared some epic training sessions together, and battled on the racecourse numerous times. And I’m honored to call him a friend.


     


    It’s a privilege to have him back on the show


     


    In this episode, Javier discusses who he thinks is the greatest triathlete of all time and what athletes have forced him to become better. Javier shares his thoughts on the fast bouncy shoes that are now so popular and the improvements in bike technology.


     


    He describes some of his epic training days and shares his biggest meltdown.


     


    The episode concludes with some tips on how to optimize your life and some fun quick-fire questions.


     


    This was simply a really great conversation with an extraordinary man.
     



     


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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Dr. Dan Plews 2nd Edition- Sports Scientist, Athlete, Coach, Founder of Endure IQ - HRV & Blood Glucose

    Dr. Dan Plews 2nd Edition- Sports Scientist, Athlete, Coach, Founder of Endure IQ - HRV & Blood Glucose

    In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, I have the brilliant Dr. Dan Plews return to the show. I was so blown away by this man, I had to bring him on the show again. We had a brilliant conversation when he was on 6 months ago, in Episode 50. If you haven’t listened to this episode, I highly recommend you add it to your playlist.


     


    He’s a doctor of exercise physiology, and coach and founder of endure IQ, father of two, and add to that he’s the current overall age group Ironman World Championship course record holder.


     


    He’s one of the world’s greatest minds in endurance sports. He has practical and personal experience, and he has "the" Science.


     


    In today's episode, Dan discusses the importance of managing Heart Rate Variability and Blood Glucose levels to support overall health and performance, and what we can do specifically to optimize both of them.


     


    He discusses the ideal exercise program for someone training for health and longevity and someone who is training for specific performance.


     


    We end the episode discussing heat therapy and cold plunges and conclude with some fun rapid-fire questions.


     



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    Athletic Greens - a FREE year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase by visiting athleticgreens.com/greg
     


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    FormSwim Goggles - formswim.com/greg for $15 off - The coupon will be automatically added to the cart. Or use code GREG15 at checkout.


     


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    "The Greg Bennett Show" -

    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

katie_ghost ,

One of my absolute favorite podcasts

I love this podcast so much. It’s my absolute go-to for long runs, car rides, whatever. Greg’s the perfect host - he speaks authentically and from a place of expertise. I really hope this show continues for a long time (only feedback is try have more women as guests - love hearing their stories so, so much!)

LeadSolo ,

Well rounded discussions

I find these perfect for even us age group athletes that are looking for gains in our performance. Good combo of athletes and experts. Keep it rolling!

JaredHughes1 ,

Great Podcast

I had the pleasure of meeting Greg and his wife Laura a few weeks ago and have been following/loving his podcast ever since. He really dives into the details of his craft (triathlon/endurance sport), but does it in a way that an average athlete/person can really follow and get a lot out of. I’ve really enjoyed the conversations with the Drs/Entrepreneurs in regards to health/longevity/routines/etc.

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