168 Greg Bennett - Being a Champion in Sport, Work, and Life

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In this special episode, Matt speaks with a living legend in the sport of triathlon - Greg Bennett. Not only is Greg one of the best triathletes in the world, but he has also successfully transitioned to a business owner as a corporate coach, speaker and podcaster.

This conversation paints a wonderful illustration of a successful athlete transitioning to build a business, all with a wealth of perspective on everything related to high-level performance and resilience.

Matt digs into Greg’s background and journey as a young athlete, including the role of his family and parents in his pursuit of excellence. Believe it or not, Bennett’s triathlon career started at age 15 and spanned over 30 years, almost unheard of in the competitive and dynamic world of multisport.

This decades-long journey garnered Greg a trophy-room full of accolades including two International Triathlon Union World Series titles, three Australian National titles in 1998, 1999, 2000 (long course), two Oceania titles in 1998 and 1999, one Triathlon World Championship, six World Cup titles, as well as being ranked world number one triathlete in 2002 and 2003. Bennett qualified for the Australian Olympic team at Athens, 2004 and Beijing, 2008 Summer Olympics.

Many key takeaways emerge throughout this candid conversation between these two top-level coaches and athletes:

-What lessons and advice does Bennett have for endurance athletes along their journey?

-How difficult was his transition away from professional racing

-How does he remain grounded these days balancing a business and family?

-How does he view his new identity?

-What is the role and importance of coaching across both sport and life?

-How does his athletic mindset and racing career benefit him in business?

Finally, both Matt and Greg share their own personal tips for world-class performance in a special moment you won’t want to miss.

Striving to achieve success and longevity in all areas of your life...that's the epitome of embracing the journey.

Episode Resources

Greg Bennett Website and Resources https://www.bennettendurance.com

Purple Patch Website and Coaching Resources - https://www.purplepatchfitness.com/

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