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A special edition of the show, helping you to work out your optimal fuelling strategy for Ironman, 70.3, Olympic and sprint distance triathlon, as well as running and cycling endurance events. We cover the science of calorie intake, electrolyte intake, and fluid intake, as well as some personal experience and stories from the endurance world, to he…
 
Sam Laidlow has been making headlines recently, winning the PTO supported races 140.6 Inn in Spain, beating Cam Wurf, and then finishing 2nd in the French middle distance championships the following weekend at TriGames Cagnes. We catch up with Sam, first a guest on the show in 2019 following his scorching 8.21 Ironman debut at Lakesman (still the f…
 
This week we catch up with Iain Hamilton, race director of the Outlaw race series. Ahead of racing really kicking off for the UK summer, we wanted to get the story straight from the horse’s mouth - how will races be affected this summer? What will be different, what will be the same, and how can you prepare yourself for a race when the landscape lo…
 
Joe Skipper is one of the fastest Ironman athletes of all time, and a real favourite with our listeners. We have him back on the show for you this week to hear about his last 12 months - training in Lanzarote with David McNamee and Patrick Lange, training out in the UAE, and his races at Dubai, Texas, Florida and last weekend’s North American Champ…
 
Taylor Knibb won the recent WTCS Yokohama event and booked her ticked for the Tokyo Olympics with Team USA. A former double junior World Champion and U23 World Champion, she dominated the field at Yokohama with her bike power, breaking away with Maya Kingma and then running for the win. We catch up with her to find out how it feels to qualify for t…
 
Prof. Greg Whyte is an Olympian in modern pentathlon, and is a European and World Championship medalist, and is perhaps most famous for his involvement in Comic Relief. Greg has trained, motivated and successfully coached 23 Sport & Comic Relief Challenges including: the comedian David Walliams to swim across the English Channel the Gibraltar Strai…
 
This week we have a race report on 70.3 St George as racing returns in a big way for 2021. We also have a catch up interview with Ross Davenport as he prepares for The Outlaw full distance race. Sponsors https://www.precisionhydration.com/ - Leaders in triathlete sweat testing and hydration, with multi-strength electrolytes that match how you sweat…
 
This week we have a Coaching special, answering your questions regarding power meters, calibration, Garmin screen set up, how to return to structured swim workouts, and the best way to approach the marathon in your first Ironman. Sponsors https://www.precisionhydration.com/ - Leaders in triathlete sweat testing and hydration, with multi-strength el…
 
Tom Crossland, an ultra runner with Cerebral Palsy, is attempting to run 3000km around the coast of England and Wales in 90 days, and is raising money to end human trafficking in the process. You can find out more, learn how you can help, take part virtually, and even take part in person, at RunToRefuge.com Sponsors https://www.precisionhydration.c…
 
In this episode, Rob discusses athletes returning from Covid to full health and then full fitness, and also strategies to help your return to swimming as pools reopen. Sponsors https://www.precisionhydration.com/ - Leaders in triathlete sweat testing and hydration, with multi-strength electrolytes that match how you sweat. Get 15% off your first or…
 
Ross Davenport is a 2x Commonwealth Gold medalist swimmer, and represented GB at three Olympic games. This year, he’s taking on the full distance Outlaw triathlon in Nottingham in July as a member of Team Oxygenaddict, and we’re going to follow his progress each month as he steps into the unknown. We kick the series off with a full interview to lea…
 
Portugal’s Vasco Vilaca burst onto the World stage in 2020 with his amazing 2nd place at WTS Hamburg World Championships, and his second place at the SLT Arena Games in Rotterdam. We talk about his aspirations for Olympic podium in 2021, how he tries to treat every situation positively and turn it into an adventure, and how he left home at 15 to pu…
 
Matt Bottrill is probably the World’s leading expert on putting triathletes in aerodynamic positions on the bike, and helping them train in a way that makes them go fast on race day! A former 60x National time trial medalist, Matt now coaches and advises athletes like Brian Fogarty, Tim Don, Tim O’Donnell and Matt Hansen to name but a few. He also …
 
Chris Silver represented Wales at the 2018 Commonwealth Games mixed relay. His promising pro triathlon career took a detour when he contracted Covid in March 2020. Since then, he’s been one of the many untold stories of long covid - repeating cycles of fatigue, recovery, restarts to training and relapses. Ultimately though, Chris’ story is one of g…
 
COVID recovery for Triathletes with Dr Anton Krige. A Special edition of the show, where we talk about how to avoid infection with COVID, how to reduce the severity of the disease if you do get it, and how to manage the recovery process - so that you can get back to full health, and then back to fitness. If you email help@oxygenaddict.com, we can s…
 
Abi Carver, founder and instructor of Yoga 15, is a two-time 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher and the new Yoga partner for Team Oxygenaddict. In this interview, she explains how the right yoga program, specifically focused on releasing tension in the appropriate muscles, is essential for an effective use of yoga as part of our triathlo…
 
Will races happen in 2021? We talk to Outlaw’s race director Iain Hamilton to find out what the Outlaw series are putting in place to give their races the best possible chance of going ahead in 2021. Sponsors https://www.precisionhydration.com/ - Leaders in triathlete sweat testing and hydration, with multi-strength electrolytes that match how you …
 
Andrew Morrison is an age group triathlete, and works long hours as a solicitor in London. He tells us about his triathlon journey - from taking over 2 hours 30 minutes in his first olympic distance at the London Triathlon, to narrowly missing the bronze medal at the ETU middle distance championships in Romania. One of the strongest athletes on our…
 
Age Group Special: Gareth Whittle. Gareth Whittle celebrated the end of an incredibly difficult 2020 by finishing Outlaw X, after almost losing both feet to frostbite in the Alaskan wilderness. An unexpected storm, bringing heavy snow and temperatures of -40 degrees C, trapped Gareth and his expedition partners in life threatening conditions. Garet…
 
This week we have a New Year Special Edition on Improving Performance and Health. Dr. Anton Krige is a medical doctor, multiple Ironman finisher, and functional medicine specialist. This is a fascinating conversation regarding the simple (and not so simple!) things that we can do to help promote health and performance in a busy and demanding world.…
 
Heart Rate Variability is possibly the easiest to use tool that’ll make the biggest difference to the results you get from your training. Only train hard on the days when your body can absorb the training - and never waste a moment of your valuable training time again! Dr. Marco Altini is the creator of the HRV4Training App. In this episode, we div…
 
This week, Dave Scott is back on the show to talk strength and conditioning for triathletes! We cover: The kinds of S and C work Dave has done across his career, and how he feels it's helped him. The kinds of S and C work Dave has his Age Group athletes do - bodyweight exercises, weight training, pilates/yoga, and how that changes across a season. …
 
This week we bring you interviews from the podium at the PTO Championship 2020 at Challenge Daytona. We’ve got winners Paula Findlay and Gustav Iden, Matt Hansen, Laura Philipp, George Goodwin and many more from the post race press conference! Sponsors https://www.precisionhydration.com/ - Leaders in triathlete sweat testing and hydration, with mul…
 
We welcome back Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack back onto the show! 2x Kona champ and 2x ITU World champ, Macca is also one of the most passionate fans of the sport. We talk about the race in Daytona this coming weekend and pick our favourites for the win. Plus, Chris tells us all about SuperLeague Tri’s move into mainstream America at the Malibu triathlon…
 
British pro Tom Davis is our interview this week. Fresh from his successful racing in 2020 so far - 2nd place at 70.3 Gdynia where he beat 2x Ironman World Champion Patrick Lange, and 2nd at Outlaw X where he ran down Tim Don, he looks ahead to Challenge Daytona. He also tells the incredible story of how he entered his first Ironman by mistake, thi…
 
David Naylor is an age grouper, and CTO of a data science company. As a relative beginner to triathlon who’d only completed one sprint distance race, he was inspired by some friends who had completed Ironman UK and promptly signed up himself - despite not being able to swim front crawl! David talks with honesty about overcoming a period of poor men…
 
This week, we have a winter coaching special, answering your questions regarding winter training. Sponsors https://www.precisionhydration.com/ - Leaders in triathlete sweat testing and hydration, with multi-strength electrolytes that match how you sweat. Get 15% off your first order With the code OXYGENADDICT15 You can book a 20 minute free hydrati…
 
Sean Trimble is an age grouper, head teacher and CEO of an Academy Trust. We learn about how he manages fitting training and racing around the needs of his family, school staff and school children. He also shares the similarities in mindset between staying calm in difficult and challenging situations at his school, and the start of 70.3 and Ironman…
 
Jessie Hassall is an age grouper who has moved from someone who, in her own words, hated the idea of running - to finishing 2x half distance races at Outlaw X, and has her heart set on Ironman Austria in 2021. A professional costume designer for film, TV and stage, she works 12 hours shifts each day - and still gets the training done. She’s current…
 
Laura Philipp has had an amazing last couple of years. She broke the German Ironman record in 2018, going 8.34 in Barca on her FIRST attempt at the distance! Then, she followed that up in 2019 by finishing 4th in Kona on her first attempt at racing on the island -and, as we’ll hear, she raced with a broken bone in her leg! Sponsors https://www.prec…
 
George Goodwin is a 24 year old professional triathlete from the UK, who has made headlines recently by winning Outlaw X, and finishing second to Ali Brownlee at the Helvellyn triathlon after making up over 2 minutes on the double olympic champion on the bike. With wins at 70.3 Staffs, 70.3 Weymouth and a fantastic 12th place at the World 70.3 Cham…
 
Dave McGillivray has done and seen more in the world of endurance sport than most of us can imagine. In 1978, he ran 3500 miles across the USA in 80 days, raising money and awareness for the Jimmy Fund, and in doing so, became the first person credited with combining sporting events with raising money. He’s continued that tradition, and over the la…
 
This week, we bring you interviews from the race at Outlaw X! We’ve got interviews with everyone we could grab, including the full men’s and women’s podium - George Goodwin, Kat Matthews, Tom Davis, Nikki Bartlett, Tim Don, Fenella Langridge, plus Dan Dixon, Ruth Astle and Ian Dempsey. Show Sponsors: https://www.precisionhydration.com/ - Leaders in…
 
I think this might be my current favourite of all the 306 episode interviews we’ve put out over the last 6 years! Dave Scott is already well known for his achievements - 6 time winner of Ironman Hawaii between 1980 and 1987, successful coach to champion athletes like Chrissie Wellington, Craig Alexander, Tim Don and Julie Dibens. What is less well …
 
This week we have a Race Preparation Special - Coach Rob talks you through everything you need to know and remember to have your best race, if you’re lucky enough to be getting to race in the coming weeks! Plus, with Outlaw X approaching quickly, we’ve got race director Iain Hamilton to talk you through some exciting announcements from the PTO rega…
 
Natalie Duncombe qualified for GBR representation in the first duathlon she completed. She came to multi-sport from a running background after a period of injury forced her to take up cycling and swimming as part of her injury rehab. Over the last three years, she progressed from being happy to just cross the line after a bike crash during her firs…
 
This week we bring you another Age Group Story. Simon Maguire has lost over 70 pounds during his triathlon journey while training for his first half Ironman. A busy company director and father of two, Simon became determined to change his life after getting to meet his idol, cricketer Freddy Flintoff. After seeing the photograph of the two of them …
 
This week, we catch up with Joe Skipper, fresh from the 12 Hour Time Trial where he clocked an amazing 325 miles - averaging 27 MPH! We hear about his year since his win at Ironman New Zealand in March - how he’s trained since lockdown, his recent forays into run races on the track, getting his bike stolen while training in France, and how much of …
 
This week we have Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack on the Super League Tri Arena Games that will take place this weekend, on 23rd August, in Rotterdam. In an innovative format, some of the World’s best triathletes will take part in indoor triathlon races - pool swim, Zwift bike race, Zwift treadmill run, over the SLT ‘Triple Mix’ format. Names confirmed to …
 
This week on Age Group Story, we bring you Sarah Marsden. Sarah is an ICU doctor working in intensive care, and balancing long and difficult shift work with triathlon training. We talk to her to find out how she’s balancing her work life and training for Challenge Roth! Show Sponsors: https://www.precisionhydration.com/ - Leaders in triathlete swea…
 
This week on Age Group Story, we bring you Nick Pocock. Nick is a six time Ironman finisher, despite working long and often unpredictable hours as an airline pilot in America. We hear the story of his triathlon career, from fighting the mass start (and jellyfish!) at Ironman France in 2012 through to his PB race at Challenge Roth, where he knocked …
 
Dede Griesbauer won Ultraman Florida in February 2020, breaking the women’s Ultraman world-best by over an hour, and finishing 2nd overall. Dede has won three Ironman titles, including Ironman UK in 2006, and finished top 10 Kona three times. She also won numerous 70.3 titles. As well as competing and winning at the highest level, she now spends so…
 
In 2018, David McNamee became the third fastest finisher ever at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, in a time of 8:01:09. Hoping to go one (or two!) places better, he came back in 2019 in the shape of his life - but things didn’t go to plan. We hear about that race, the lead up, training with Jan Frodeno, and the challenges of trying …
 
A weekend special edition of the podcast - Age Group Story, featuring Laura Hillier. Laura has an amazing story of overcoming adversity - hospitalised and unable to train for 6 weeks before Ironman Copenhagen in 2019, she still completed her quest to hear the magic words: “Laura, YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!” This year, Laura was hospitalised not once but T…
 
Kimberley Morrison is one of the best swim-bikers in the sport of triathlon. Already a three time 70.3 Champion, she’s had her first podium at Ironman Tallinn in 2019, where she qualified to Kona. We discuss her career so far, her first podium at Ironman, and her recent solo training marathon where she broke 3 hours for the first time - but more im…
 
Sara Svensk blazed to an 8.34 finish at Ironman Barcelona in 2018, becoming the fifth fastest female professional of all time over the Ironman distance. Only Chrissie Wellington, Daniela Ryf and Anne Haug (all 3 Ironman World Champions) and Lucy Charles (at Roth) have gone faster. She also had the fastest run split of the day and a top 10 finish at…
 
Craig Alexander is one of the most successful triathletes of all time. A three time Ironman World Champion in Kona in ‘08, ‘09 and ‘11, 2 time 70.3 World Champion, and the former course record holder in Kona - Crowie is still racing - and winning! - at the highest level! Show Sponsors: https://www.precisionhydration.com/ - Leaders in triathlete swe…
 
Tim Don is a four time World ITU champion, three time Olympian and the former Ironman World Record holder after an incredible 7.40 performance at Ironman Brazil. Days before the 2017 Kona race, he was hit by a car while training and broke his neck. You can watch the documentary about his accident and recovery at www.manwiththehalo.com. Tim complete…
 
Sam Appleton is a winner of 15 IM 70.3 races, and has finished in the top 8 of the IM 70.3 World Championships for the last 4 years. He recently finished 4th in his first full distance race at Ironman Western Australia, after swimming and riding toe to toe with Ali Brownlee. We hear the story of his progression in the sport, his first Ironman race,…
 
Australian Matt Hauser was World Junior Champion in 2017, 4th at Gold Coast Commonwealth games 2018, and won a gold medal in the mixed relay with fastest run leg. In 2019 he won two World cups, and 2020 was 8th in Mooloolaba. We talk about his background and entry into the sport, his hopes to make the Australian team for the Tokyo Olympics, his res…
 
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