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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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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 83 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.

    Ed Baker - Champion Ironman athlete - Investor, Entrepreneur, and Growth Specialist - Facebook/ Uber

    Ed Baker - Champion Ironman athlete - Investor, Entrepreneur, and Growth Specialist - Facebook/ Uber

    In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has a wonderful conversation with one of the brilliant minds of the 21st century. A key figure in developing growth with some of the world's leading tech companies. Ed is also an extraordinary athlete, winning his first Ironman after only 6 months of being in the sport of Triathlon.


     


    Father of four. Harvard Grad, MBA at Stanford Business school, Investor, Entrepreneur, and Growth Specialist. Previously Vice President of Growth at Uber and Head of International Growth at Facebook. He speaks Mandarin and Japanese. And just recently at the youthful age of 39, he found Ironman. And he’s not just good at his new chosen sport, he’s exceptional.


     


    At his first Ironman at 2018 Lake Placid he won overall in 9hr 18, only a few months after he started the sport, and qualified for Kona IM World Championships in the process… a month after that breakthrough at Lake Placid he then went and raced the Copenhagen IM and was first age grouper in 8.27 and finished 10th overall including the professionals.


     


    On top of all of that, he’s a great guy, incredibly down-to-earth, and simply a genuine person.


     


    In this episode, Ed describes his journey into endurance sport and how running in high school enabled him to find confidence and belief in himself in a time when many of us are struggling with insecurities and are finding ourselves. He discusses his time running at Harvard and post University and then his void of physical activity for 10 years as he was consumed by work building his own company's Datesite.com, Friend.ly, and then eventually at Facebook and Uber.


     


    He describes the cultures of Facebook and Uber and his relationship with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.


     


    Ed shares how he decides to invest and become an advisor in various companies. We discuss growth and how Ed has used both science and art to grow all these companies.


     


    A lot to learn from this one, from one of the great minds in investing and entrepreneurship.
     



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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Craig Alexander joins Greg to discuss Triathlon and how the sport has evolved over 40 years

    Craig Alexander joins Greg to discuss Triathlon and how the sport has evolved over 40 years

    Craig Alexander (Crowie) was Greg's very first guest on The Greg Bennett Show well over a year ago. He’s been a good mate of Greg's for 25 plus years. They’ve logged thousands of miles together in training and they’ve had some fun battles in races around the world. Greg has taken enormous pleasure in watching his incredible success over the years - his 5 world titles and his relentless pursuit and perseverance to become the champion he is.They’ve done 5-hour rides and there’s rarely a moment of silence between them. They’ve shared coffee’s and beers, and plenty of laughs. Greg's not sure he can think of a better man to have a long conversation about anything and everything.This is simply two mates sharing some stories, their thoughts on the world of Triathlon and how it’s changed over 30+ years, and some off-topic random discussion as well.In this episode, Craig and Greg discuss the early years at Balmoral Triathlon club in Sydney and how they use to sleep in their cars before races and wait for the barrel draws to win meat packs, and how they always worked jobs to simply try to stay afloat to get o the next race.Greg and Craig discuss who is the greatest Triathlete of all time. How races have changed and how equipment changes have impacted the sport.
     



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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Heather Jackson - Multiple Ironman & 70.3 World Champion medalist

    Heather Jackson - Multiple Ironman & 70.3 World Champion medalist

    In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has a wonderful conversation with Heather Jackson.


     


    Heather Jackson is one of the world’s greatest Ironman champions. With consistent podiums at both the 70.3 and Full Ironman World Championships. She’s the current American Ironman record holder and has won 12 IM 70.3 and 5 full Ironmans.
     
    She’s a relentlessly hard worker and is an aggressive racing, and is a top contender at every race she enters. Always smiling, one of the best people I know, but don’t let that smile fool you….She’s a smiling assassin.
     
    In this episode, Heather describes her journey to the top of the world of Triathlon. Her options of sports along the way, simply remarkable. Soccer, Ice Hockey, Track Cycling, and then finally she went all-in on Triathlon.
     
    Heather describes how she's struggled with confidence, but now in her mid 30's she's found a new coach in Ryan Bolton, she's building her weapons and she's working the mental game.
     
    She has a great team around her, with her training partners, coach, and her incredibly supportive husband Wattie.
     
    We have a good laugh about their tattoos and people's preconceptions about who they are.
     



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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Dr. Joseph Maroon - Finding Balance - Physical, Spiritual, Social, Work

    Dr. Joseph Maroon - Finding Balance - Physical, Spiritual, Social, Work

    In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has a wonderful conversation with Dr. Joseph Maroon.


     


    Dr. Joseph Maroon is one of the most accomplished people I’ve had the pleasure of having on the show. Neurosurgeon, Professor, Triathlete, and Author.
     
    As a neurosurgeon. He has an international referral base, including numerous professional athletes and celebrities.
     
    As a Sports medicine expert. He’s been the team neurosurgeon for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers for 30 years and the first neurosurgeon directly appointed to the NFL. He’s the Co-developer of ImPACT, a neurocognitive test that is now the standard of care for concussion management in the NFL, NHL, MLB, and NASCAR.
     
    He’s a renowned author of 7 books. His most recent, which we’ll be discussing today is called Square One - A simple guide to a balanced Life.
     
    And he’s Triathlete – 8-time Ironman athlete including 5 Kona IM World Championships.
     
    In this episode, Dr. Maroon shares his journey from riding high with success in his chosen profession of a neurosurgeon to losing everything. To finding Triathlon, and how Triathlon literally saved his life, and how he was able to rebuild himself physically, mentally, and emotionally.
     
    He concludes by sharing what he feels are the most important things in life. He asks himself, what are the three most important things in life? He says:
     


    1. A healthy mind and a healthy body
    2. Relationships - God, Family, and Friends
    3. Carpe Diem - Latin for "seize the day"


     
    Dr. Maroon is living what he's sharing. He is living life with vigor, he is seizing the day, and is he truly inspiring.


     



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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


    Hyperice - get an additional 10% off with code GREG10 at hyperice.com


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


    Vital Choice - https://www.vitalchoice.com/ use promo code: 1welllbalanced5 at checkout


     

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Rebecca Rusch - 7X World Champ, Author-Rusch To Glory. Emmy award winner-Blood Road

    Rebecca Rusch - 7X World Champ, Author-Rusch To Glory. Emmy award winner-Blood Road

    In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has a delightful with Rebecca Rusch.


     


    Rebecca Rusch is one of the world's greatest ultra-endurance athletes.


     


    Her career has spanned numerous adventure sports including rock climbing, adventure racing, whitewater rafting, cross-country skiing, gravel biking, and mountain biking. She was nominated to the International Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 2019, owns seven World Championship titles in multiple disciplines.


     


    Author – her book Rusch to Glory


    Emmy award winner for her documented cycling expedition on the Ho Chi Minh trail - Blood Road. Motivational speaker and Event promoter – With Rebecca’s Private Idaho


     


    She’s contributing to the greater good and giving back with her foundation “Be Good”.


     


    In this episode, Rebecca discusses her journey and the importance of the documentary film - Blood Road. How rather than closing a door to a part of her life it opened her life to so much more.


     


    The thing that becomes clear in this episode is Rebecca's ability to adapt and become stronger under difficult circumstances. This is true for her life, her career as an adventure racer and professional Mountain biker.


     


    Be sure to listen to this one until the end... simply so many fantastic stories and takeaways from one of the world's truly great inspiring people.


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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


    Hyperice - get an additional 10% off with code GREG10 at hyperice.com


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


    Vital Choice - https://www.vitalchoice.com/ use promo code: 1welllbalanced5 at checkout


     





     

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Cam Brown - Ironman Legend - 12 x IM NZ Champion - 4 x IM World Championships podium

    Cam Brown - Ironman Legend - 12 x IM NZ Champion - 4 x IM World Championships podium

    In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has a delightful conversation with Cam Brown.


     


    Cam Brown is redefining what we think of aging and longevity. His passion for Triathlon is evident in his consistent, relentless pursuit of bettering himself every time he races.


     


    At 48, he toes the line with athletes more than half his age. He’s raced three generations of professionals and continues to be competitive.


     


    His resume is one of the greatest Ironman resumes in the world, some highlights include:


     


    12 x NZ IM Champ


    A win at the European IM Championships (Fra) & 2 x 2nd


    Four podiums at the Kona IM World Championships 2 x 2nd, 2x 3rd


    10 x NZ Half IM Champ


     


    He knows himself; he knows his strengths and he knows his weaknesses and he played his cards accordingly. He has optimized his career in sport to its fullest and I for one truly have the utmost respect.


     


    In this episode, Cam reflects on his 30+ year career, the advances in technology, the incredible athletes he's competed against, and when he realized that Ironman was made for him.


     


    Cam shares his passion for the sport of Triathlon and how that passion is still fueling him. His goal is to race as a professional athlete into his 50s, that's something that has never been done before.


     


    His calm demeanor is evident in this conversation. Not easily rattled being a useful weapon for longevity in professional sport.
     



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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


    Hyperice - get an additional 10% off with code GREG10 at hyperice.com


    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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    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

kxjseikedidj ,

All star guest list

Love the podcast, Greg. You’ve mentioned a couple times that you interviewed Brett Sutton but it’s not on the list. Could it be the one number that’s missing??

Lou guy ,

Wow - why?????????

Love it in so many ways

Biggest question is why did it take so long for me to find it and listen (attentively)

Super job Greg - please keep it going

Dputts ,

Legendary

I am absolutely loving this podcast. Who better to dig deep into the minds of champions than a champion himself? The details about life, training, racing, struggles, and the winner’s mentality really come to light in this wonderful series. I will absolutely be sharing this with my kids when they get a bit older. The mental strategies and stories of overcoming adversity from the best in the world are incredibly valuable. Thank you GB!

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