Humans of Triathlon (H.o.T) Podcast

Humans of Triathlon (H.o.T) Podcast

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By Humans of Triathlon
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
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Ep. #45: Ling Choo | Full-time Triathlete from Singapore and National IM Record Holder
In 2009, Ling Choo was hit by a car and broke her left femur and right leg while training for her very first 70.3 World Championship. Fast forward to 2019, she is a full-time triathlete, the only South East Asian who has qualified for Kona 6 times and is the current Singapore Record holder for Ironman in 9:38hours. Having lived in Singapore all her life and competing in such a male dominant sport of Triathlon, she has had her fair share of critics and naysayers on the island. But with the support of her husband and by surrounding herself with a positive and genuine circle of people, she hasn't allowed anyone to be the ceiling of her dreams and has progressed well in the sport - training and aiming to turn pro in the next few years. - SPONSOR: check out the Triathlon training series with the Pros at https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/protri - use code 'humansoftriathlon' for 20% off! - SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW: if you've enjoyed the show, it would mean a lot to us if you could leave the show a positive review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. It would help us out a ton! - FEEDBACK: to help us improve the show going forward, please take 5 minutes to share your anonymous and honest feedback here - http://bit.ly/hotpodcastsurvey - SHOW NOTES / WEBSITE: https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-ling - HOSTS: Swapneel Chouhan, Sheila Treleaven, & Carlos (Charles) Galan - INTRO/OUTRO MUSIC: produced by Vasil Zguri at SoundPulse 
51:18
April 22, 2019
Ep. #44: Mike "YOU ARE AN IRONMAN" Reilly | The Voice of IRONMAN & His New Book 'Finding My Voice'
To those familiar with Ironman Triathlon, this man doesn't need much of an introduction. Mike Reilly, the "Voice of IRONMAN" worldwide, the only person to have been inducted into the 3 Hall of Fames of Ironman, USA Triathlon, and Running USA. He's called over 180 IRONMAN races around the world and his iconic call of "You are an IRONMAN!" has been heard by over 350,000 finishers. Was a pleasure chatting with him about his journey to becoming and being the "Voice of IRONMAN" and his newly released book 'Mike Reilly - Finding My Voice'. You can find the book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or his Website -  https://mikereilly.net  - SPONSOR: check out the Triathlon training series with the Pros at https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/protri - use code 'humansoftriathlon' for 20% off! - SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW: if you've enjoyed the show, it would mean a lot to us if you could leave the show a positive review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. It would help the show out a ton! - FEEDBACK: to help us improve the show going forward, please take 5 minutes to share your anonymous and honest feedback here - http://bit.ly/hotpodcastsurvey - SHOW NOTES / WEBSITE: https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-mikereilly - HOSTS: Swapneel Chouhan, Sheila Treleaven, & Carlos (Charles) Galan - INTRO/OUTRO MUSIC: produced by Vasil Zguri at SoundPulse 
1:13:27
April 15, 2019
Ep. #43: Amber Ferreira | Race for the Love of Racing; Sport is Way More Than Just Winning & Losing
Being a shy little girl, Amber was held back to repeat Kindergarten for an extra year. That summer, she remembers her mom encouraging her to sign up for the summer track & field program. She shook her head & stomped her feet all summer until she was finally convinced to just go & watch. Well, she ended up participating in the 100-yard dash. Her nervous little 5-year-old body toed the line nearly in tears. But something funny happened when the gun went off. All the nerves vanished. She crossed the finish line & they gave her a 'Thanks For Participating' ribbon. That day instilled in her a confidence and spark which led to her running track for Northeastern U. She's now a pro-triathlete with more than 60 Ironman events under her name with multiple wins and podium finishes. Given her pure love for racing, she also does a whole range of other races, especially during the winters - snowshoe racing, ultras, speed skating, skiing, Winter triathlons, etc! She also faces the challenges of juggling her full-time job as a physical therapist and coach. Whenever she's having a tough day/week/month of training, she remembers that little 5-year-old girl beaming after her "thanks for participating" ribbon & realizes that sport is way more than winning & losing. - SPONSOR: check out the Triathlon training series with the Pros at https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/protri - use code 'humansoftriathlon' for 20% off! - SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW: if you've enjoyed the show, it would mean a lot to us if you could leave the show a positive review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. It would help the show out a ton! - FEEDBACK: to help us improve the show going forward, please take 5 minutes to share your anonymous and honest feedback here - http://bit.ly/hotpodcastsurvey - SHOW NOTES / WEBSITE: https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-amber - HOSTS: Swapneel Chouhan, Sheila Treleaven, & Carlos (Charles) Galan - INTRO/OUTRO MUSIC: produced by Vasil Zguri at SoundPulse 
52:40
April 8, 2019
Ep. #42: Fabio Spiteri | Ultra-endurance Triathlete from Malta on His Road to a Deca-Ironman
Fabio Spiteri is a 44-year old ultra-endurance triathlete from the small country of Malta. Fabio's love for sport started at the age of 22, after he became a young dad wanting to leave his unhealthy past behind him. He started off as an 800m track runner then transitioning into Triathlons. In his years as a triathlete, he has completed 19 70.3s (PB of 4:24) 9 Ironmans (PB of 9:35), a Double-Ironman (in 26+hours), a Triple Ironman (in 45+hours), and is now eyeing his first Quintuple (5x) and Deca (10x) Ironman events. Tune in to this conversation to hear what pushes and motivates Fabio to keep going for these ultra distances, how he prepares for such demanding events (with Ironmans being just another training day/workout!), the Triathlon scene in Malta, and more! - SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW: if you've enjoyed the show, it would mean a lot to us if you could leave the show a positive review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. It would help the show out a ton! - FEEDBACK: to help us improve the show going forward, please take 5 minutes to share your anonymous and honest feedback here - http://bit.ly/hotpodcastsurvey - SHOW NOTES / WEBSITE: https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-fabio - HOSTS: Swapneel Chouhan, Sheila Treleaven, & Carlos (Charles) Galan - INTRO/OUTRO MUSIC: produced by Vasil Zguri at SoundPulse 
1:07:14
April 1, 2019
Ep. #41: Alisha Woodroof | Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Warrior & Former Drug Addict on Living Life vs Just Existing
Our guest this week - Alisha Woodroof went from an All-American tennis player to a trashcan junkie addicted to cocaine, crack, heroin, & alcohol to a super-sprint finisher to, now, a 6x Ironman. During a time in her life wherein she was living a, kind of, double-life - as a personal trainer preaching fitness and health on one side and doing drugs on the other - she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She used the diagnosis as an excuse to continue with the drugs, but a year later, on June 30th, 2006, became the last time she used. She told herself that she was going to put as much effort into staying clean as she did into getting money & doing everything to get high. One day at a time, it’s been working for her ever since then. With the help of Triathlon, she now says that she's experiencing life for what it is rather than just existing and being numbed out from all the emotions and connections. - SHOW NOTES / WEBSITE: https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-alisha - FEEDBACK: to help us improve the show going forward, please take 5 minutes to share your anonymous and honest feedback here - http://bit.ly/hotpodcastsurvey - SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW: if you've enjoyed the show, it would mean a lot to us if you could leave the show a positive review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. It would help the show out a ton! - HOSTS: Swapneel Chouhan, Sheila Treleaven, & Carlos (Charles) Galan - INTRO/OUTRO MUSIC: produced by Vasil Zguri at SoundPulse 
1:01:05
March 25, 2019
Ep. #40: Barret Fishner | Pro Mountain Biker & Xterra Triathlete Not Letting His Past Confine Him
Growing up as a country boy along the coastal mountains of Oregon, it only seems natural that this week's guest gravitated towards the sport of mountain biking. Honing his bike-handling skills by watching and then trying all the stunts in the New World Disorders videos, at the age of 19, he started his career as an elite mountain-bike and cyclocross athlete - a career where he didn't live up to his full potential. One day, as a last minute decision, he entered the Duathlon National Champs, without training for the run - performing alright. After moving overseas with his wife (who's active-duty), he decided to leave behind the burnout of the past and pursue a new passion and face the challenges of Off-Road Triathlon. With each success or failure in Triathlon - he learns and discovers new things about himself; he shares these learnings and his passion for sport with the kids he volunteer coaches, helping them fuel their own growth and passion. He's a Pro Xterra Triathlete, a husband, volunteer, he works, and is a brand new dad - Barret Fishner [@bfish_83]. - SHOW NOTES / WEBSITE: https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-barret - FEEDBACK: to help us improve the show going forward, please take 5 minutes to share your anonymous and honest feedback here - http://bit.ly/hotpodcastsurvey - SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW: if you've enjoyed the show, it would mean a lot to us if you could leave the show a positive review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. It would help the show out a ton! - HOSTS: Swapneel Chouhan, Sheila Treleaven, & Carlos (Charles) Galan - INTRO/OUTRO MUSIC: produced by Vasil Zguri at SoundPulse 
1:12:04
March 18, 2019
Ep. #39: Sheila Treleaven | Always Take Time For Yourself Regardless of Age & Responsibilities
Introducing the new H.o.T Podcast Co-host - Sheila Treleaven [@sheilatreleaven]! Born in Canada, Sheila's journey started as a competitive swimmer from the young age of 8. Soon, she was breathing, eating, sleeping and living swimming - making the Canadian National Team and earning an NCAA Div 1 Scholarship. After her 4 years at college, without being 'Sheila the Swimmer' - she didn't really know who she was or what she could do. For the next 13 years, she shifted her focus on her career as a pharmaceutical sales rep and her family, without any real time spent on exercise or sport. But years later, she was pulled back into swimming by her brother. This eventually led to her first Triathlon at the age of 40. With great progress and results right from the get, at 42 - she decided to get her Pro card. Now 44, she recognizes that she's not the fastest Pro out there. But that's not why she does the sport anyways. She aims to show her girls that regardless of age & responsibilities there is always time for yourself, it is important to have personal goals. - SHOW NOTES / WEBSITE: https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-sheila - FEEDBACK: to help us improve the show going forward, please take 5 minutes to share your anonymous and honest feedback here - http://bit.ly/hotpodcastsurvey - SUBSCRIBE, RATE & REVIEW: if you've enjoyed the show, it would mean a lot to us if you could leave the show a positive review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. It would help the show out a ton! - HOSTS: Swapneel Chouhan, Robin Mayall, & Carlos (Charles) Galan - INTRO/OUTRO MUSIC: produced by Vasil Zguri at SoundPulse 
1:10:10
March 11, 2019
Ep. #38: Mikael Eriksson | Founder of 'Scientific Triathlon' & Host of 'That Triathlon Show
Mikael Eriksson, a Swedish-speaking Finn living in Lisbon, Portugal, began in the sport of Triathlon in 2015, right after graduating from university and working as an engineer at a medical startup. Having been a recreational runner for a few years, he encountered a chronic knee injury that made him cross train with swimming and biking. During the 9 month rehab, he'd fallen in love with Triathlon. In the short span of 4 years, Mikael has progressed rather quickly with great results in Sprint & Olympic distance National Champs and recently also winning his AG (25-29) at his very first go at the 70.3 distance. Along the way, with a background in physics, engineering, & science, he found that most of the content he was consuming had a lot of conjuncture to it, so he decided to create the kind of content he missed himself. This is when he began his website and newsletter 'Scientific Triathlon' (https://www.scientifictriathlon.com) and his (now popular) Triathlon Podcast 'That Triathlon Show'. Now, he has quit his engineering job, moved to the more vibrant location of Portugal, and his current lifestyle revolves completely around his passion and craze - Triathlon. - Show Notes: https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-scientifictriathlon - Podcast Feedback Survey (Please take 5 minutes to leave us your honest and anonymous feedback on the show): http://bit.ly/hotpodcastsurvey - Hosts: Swapneel Chouhan & Carlos (Charles) Galan - Intro/Outro Music: Produced by Vasil Zguri at SoundPulse
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February 25, 2019
Ep. #37: Ray & Danielle Gogarty | Couples That TRI Together - Stay Together!
Following the theme of Valentines Day, we've got a "Trinamic" duo on the show this week - Danielle & Ray Gogarty. @danigogs & @ray_j_gogs grew up in Long Island, NY. They crossed paths with each other at University and became inseparable besties. After studying, they both went onto different career paths - Dani in higher education, and Ray in civil services. But they always stayed close & made time for each other; eventually supporting each other through first marriages & eventual divorces. Before their separations, they did their first Triathlon together and were hooked. They've now completed multiple races together from super-sprints to Ironmans. And ended up getting married in 2017; their second chance at love & life. A life in which they have not only collected some pretty nice hardware but also made lifelong friends while spreading positivity & having fun! - Show Notes: https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-thegogs - Podcast Feedback Survey (Please take 5 minutes to leave us your honest feedback on the show - totally anonymous): http://bit.ly/hotpodcastsurvey - Hosts: Swapneel Chouhan, Robin Mayall, & Carlos (Charles) Galan - Intro/Outro Music: Produced by Vasil Zguri at SoundPulse 
1:02:12
February 11, 2019
Ep. #36: Greg McDermott | From Overweight & Unhappy to Ultraman & Cycling 14,000kms around Australia
Our guest this week, Greg McDermott [@gregmcdermottcoach] puts the endure in endurance. He's tackled some of the longest and toughest challenges in his home country, Australia - including a 14,000km bike ride and the infamous Ultraman Australia (a 3-day event with a 10km swim, 420km bike ride & a double marathon of 84.4kms). But he wasn't always this endurance monster that we see today. His journey started only about 6 years ago in a time where he used food and alcohol to battle unhappiness and depression. It's been a rather fast journey from his start to where he is now. But, as you will hear in the podcast, he's learned a lot along the way and shares his experiences profoundly in this episode - filled with tons of messages. Now, as a coach, he believes anyone can have the kind of transformation he's had as long as you have a solid plan, the right goals, the desire, the accountability, and a strong team of people around you. - Show Notes: https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-greg - Podcast Feedback Survey (Please take 5 minutes to leave us your honest feedback on the show - totally anonymous): http://bit.ly/hotpodcastsurvey - Hosts: Swapneel Chouhan, Robin Mayall, & Carlos (Charles) Galan - Intro/Outro Music: Produced by Vasil Zguri at SoundPulse 
1:18:36
February 4, 2019
Ep. #35: 4 Bajkerky | Slovak Girl Gang Demonstrating the Power of Triathlon to Forge Friendships
Tune in this week to not 1, not  2 - but 4 guests! This episode shares the special bond of 4 girls from Slovakia; the 4 Bajkerky (@4bajkerky) - Sasa, Veri, Kika, & Tami: all of whom are quite different appearance/work/study/personality wise but their love for Sport and the enthusiasm for Triathlon brought them together. In this lighthearted conversation, this Slovak Girl Gang really demonstrates the power of Triathlon to forge friendships and build camaraderie and support in all areas of life. - Show Notes: https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-4bajkerky - Podcast Feedback Survey: http://bit.ly/hotpodcastsurvey - Hosts: Swapneel Chouhan, Robin Mayall, & Carlos (Charles) Galan - Intro/Outro Music: Produced by Vasil Zguri at SoundPulse 
43:24
January 28, 2019
Ep. #34: Scott Flathouse | Photographer Capturing your Effort & Hardwork on Raceday
Growing up in Austin, TX, Scott Flathouse (@scottflathousephoto) was a high school runner & an avid cyclist. But after starting work full-time, his health started getting away from him. He decided to take control & get his health back on track. Soon after, a meniscus tear requiring knee surgery & a pleasant co-incidence led him to find Triathlon. After a few races, another setback in the form of plantar fasciitis stopped him from training. But he loved the energy of Triathlon & still wanted to be involved. This is where his interest in photography merged with his passion for Triathlon. He started capturing local events nearly every weekend & honing his photography skills. Now, his work is sought after by large companies & is even followed by thousands in the tri-community - well-known for his epic bike-leg shots made even better through his top-notch photo-editing skills. Scott has tremendous respect for all the competitors out there & has an understanding of the amount of work that goes into training for an event. He strives to deliver the best images that represent the culmination of all that effort. - Show Notes @ https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-scottflathouse - Hosts: Swapneel Chouhan, Robin Mayall, & Carlos (Charles) Galan - Intro/Outro Music: Produced by Vasil Zguri at SoundPulse
1:02:23
January 21, 2019
Ep. #33: Melodie Carli | Taking Chances on the Unknown
Born and raised in Corsica, a beautiful mountainous Mediterranean island southeast of France, Melodie was an active child who's single-mom supported and taught her to be a better person and stay active and healthy. Unfortunately, at the age of 7, Melodie was diagnosed with a serious kidney disease which, after a long search for answers, took multiple surgeries and months of recovery to overcome. But Melodie came out of that phase with a lot of ambition and positivity. - At the age of 18, she decided to take a big step and leave home and her mom to move to New York for her education. At the time, she didn't even know a word of English. However, this step into the unknown led her to be introduced to Triathlon in June of 2017. And she's already taken on multiple Olympic distances, some 70.3s and even a 140.6 - with her eyes on a couple more for 2019. In the process, she has also partnered and raised funds for the National Kidney Foundation to represent and inspire people in difficult situations to keep pushing on. - Show Notes @ https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-melodie
1:05:10
January 14, 2019
Ep. #32: Triathlon Taren & NTK | Living a Life of Fulfillment while Uplifting Thousands
The first episode of 2019, and we couldn't think of anyone better to kick-start the new year with than Taren Gesell (aka 'Triathlon Taren') and his wife, Kim Gesell (aka 'No Triathlon Kim') (who's actually the first non-triathlete to come on the show)! Taren went from being 215lbs (98kg), drunk and unhappy as an investment adviser to 150lbs (68kg), an All-World Ironman triathlete, a coach, an inspiration to many, and living a life he never would've dreamed of - as one of the top Triathlon influencers in the world, right now - with nearly 100,000 followers across social media! This conversation is one of our more light-hearted ones, but Taren's journey is definitely a special one with tons of great messages. It was also interesting to hear Kim's perspective, as someone who doesn't race but is immersed into the Triathlon scene, on not only Taren's journey but also the Triathlon world, as a whole. They're doing a fantastic job for the tri-community through providing extensive resources for triathletes of all levels. And it was a pleasure chatting with them. - Show Notes: https://humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-triathlontaren
1:13:57
January 7, 2019
Ep. #31: 2018 Compilation | Key Messages & 'I TRI Because...'
Sneaking in one last (bonus) episode before the year ends. It's a compilation of our guests of 2018 answering two questions we've started asking everyone that comes on the show - firstly, the one message they would want people to take away from their story, and secondly - why they tri! Do have a listen, there are some powerful messages and reasons in the mix. Surely, you'll be able to relate to them. - Thank you to all the guests who have taken the time to come on the show and authentically share their journey's with us. And obviously, a big thank you to everyone for listening. You all are the big reason we do the show so we appreciate you all tuning in. - If you have enjoyed listening, it would mean a lot to us if you could leave the show a positive review on iTunes or even just share the show with your friends/family - to help the show reach more people. - Podcast Survey Link: http://bit.ly/hotpodcastsurvey - Happy New Year & Keep Tri'ing! #humansoftriathlon #ordinarypeopleextraordinarypassion 
52:27
December 31, 2018
Ep. #30: Ashley Zaccaro | Breaking the Bond Between Abuser & Victim through Triathlon
In 2016, Ashley found out that the prosecutors would not be pursuing the case against her rapist. 3 days later, she received an email from an organization that she loves & supports to join them at the NYC Triathlon. Being in desperate need of something to live for, she applied immediately. She showed up on race day overwhelmed & regretting her decision to sign-up. But, she used all the anger, confusion, embarrassment, shame, & frustration from her abuse to not only get through it but also finish 3rd in her AG & qualify for Nationals. Given the deep desperation, she felt otherwise, it was huge for her to be able to feel any strong positive emotion. She felt that she was getting better. In just her second year, she went onto complete Escape from Alcatraz, US Nationals, her first 70.3, & even her first full IM distance at Patagonman. She says that Triathlon didn't just save her, it ensured the bond that allowed her abuser to control her was broken once & for all. It's now been 2yrs since she found out her abuser would not be prosecuted, & she is alive, happy, thriving, & moving forward one step at a time. - Show Notes: https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-ashley - H.o. T Podcast Survey - https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/podcastsurvey
48:44
December 17, 2018
Ep. #29 - Daniel Garcia | 'Impossible' is just an Opinion not a Fact
In 2010, Daniel Garcia fell from 45-feet straight onto his back - breaking it and instantly paralyzing him. Depression was his biggest foe, and he was placed on multiple anti-depressants. After starting weight-lifting and hand-cycling, he felt at peace & had no need for meds. That's when he started doing marathons on his hand-cycle. Soon after, he was inspired to start his journey in Triathlon. In just a couple years, he went onto become a National Champ, 70.3 World Champ, & qualified for Kona twice - finishing 4th & 3rd. Regardless of the obstacles (like infections and not having a stomach!), Daniel has to overcome for Triathlon, he says that it's what keeps him sane and off medication. What's even crazier is that, with the work ethic developed through Triathlon training, Daniel has now started walking again after 8yrs of being in a wheelchair, what may seem impossible to some, but he sees himself giving up his wheelchair altogether in the near future. - Show Notes @ https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-danielgarcia
1:04:45
December 10, 2018
Ep. #28 - Angela Bernaldo | Turning Grief & Loss into Positive Action
Grief and loss are something all humans have to face. Finding the shining light of Triathlon in these dark times brought our guest out of what she calls a deep-dark hole as she was grieving the death of her sister. It also changed her entire approach to life and health, taking the path of her life and career in some unexpected directions. Welcome our guest this week who says that the focus, discipline, and planning of Triathlon helps keep the chaos at bay - Angela Bernaldo [@xtri.ange] - Show Notes @ https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-angela
38:19
December 3, 2018
Ep. #27 - Dave Scott | 6x IRONMAN World Champ & 1st IRONMAN Hall of Fame Inductee [Part 2/2]
This week we continue our conversation with Dave Scott - the first Pro and IRONMAN World Champ to come on the show and we can't think of anyone better for it than "The Man" himself, 6x IRONMAN World Champ & the first inductee into the IRONMAN Hall of Fame. It was a real pleasure talking and listening to this legend of the Triathlon world about his journey, his mindset, his relentless & intense approach, his love for exercise, some of his (very accurately-detailed and) insightful and fun stories, and also his coaching, training, and racing philosophies. If there's something this episode shows us, it's that - the top people in this beautifully-brutal sport (or in any field for that matter), they're not that different from everyone else. But, as Dave himself says, It all comes down to one thing - Mindset! Make sure to tune in because it's not an episode to miss! Show Notes: www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-davescott
47:38
November 26, 2018
Ep. #27 - Dave Scott | 6x IRONMAN World Champ & 1st IRONMAN Hall of Fame Inductee [Part 1/2]
This week's guest is the first Pro and IRONMAN World Champ to come on the show and we can't think of anyone better for it than "The Man" himself, Mr. Dave Scott, 6x IRONMAN World Champ & the first inductee into the IRONMAN Hall of Fame. It was a real pleasure talking and listening to this legend of the Triathlon world about his journey, his mindset, his relentless & intense approach, his love for exercise, some of his (very accurately-detailed and) insightful and fun stories, and also his coaching, training, and racing philosophies. If there's something this episode shows us, it's that - the top people in this beautifully-brutal sport (or in any field for that matter), they're not that different from everyone else. But, as Dave himself says, It all comes down to one thing - Mindset! Make sure to tune in because it's not an episode to miss! Show Notes: https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-davescott
55:37
November 19, 2018
Ep. #26 - Katy P | Trials & Tribulations of a Transgender Woman in Trails and Triathlon
This week's guest, Katy epitomizes the idea that Triathlon can help you discover who you truly are & that dreaming big can create both - crushing disappointments but also amazing successes & personal breakthroughs. When Katy sets a goal, she usually sets a big one, so when at age 30 she was dealing with depression following divorce, what did she do but sign up for an Ironman! But there was a bit of a hitch in this plan, something that most of us have just not had to deal with. It was during this period of training that she realized that she'd been living a lie & that she's a transgender woman. Coming out as transgender & beginning the process of transition brought with it a host of complications & challenges - physical, emotional, mental & also, societal. And her Triathlon goals fell to the side as she once again felt herself struggling. Throughout this time her relationship with her daughter was a shining light & a great source of strength & support. Wanting to be a good role model for her, this eventually led her back to our world of Triathlon. Katy has now completed 3 70.3s & up-to 100km trail runs & now is eyeing her first IM before she then moves on to the even longer distances. Show Notes: https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-katyp
51:14
November 12, 2018
Ep. #25 - Deepak Raj | Overweight Techie turned Top Indian IRONMAN Triathlete & Coach
Deepak Raj, our first Indian guest shares his journey as an overweight techie following the typical corporate path in India who then visited Germany on account of work and was inspired by the environment in the country to take up running and make a lifestyle change. He ran the Berlin Marathon and then tried a couple mini-sprint Triathlons but struggled with the swim & decided to stick to running. Then, after seeing an ESPN show about IRONMAN, his interest in the sport peaked again. He then went on to self-coach himself to his first 2 Ironman finishes and was hooked to the sport. Soon after, he decided to take a leap from his 14-year corporate job to change careers and become a full-time Triathlon coach supporting the community & working on developing the sport in India. The episode provides a good insight into the Triathlon scene in a country like India where the sport is just getting started & the journey of someone who's one of the top coach & athlete in the country (of 1.3 billion people!) with an array of achievements - 1 of only 3 Indians to race the IMWC at Kona, highest ranked Indian IM for the last 5yrs, coached 500+ athletes from couch-potatoes to Ultraman finishers, just to name a few! Show Notes: https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-deepakraj
1:07:31
November 5, 2018
Ep. #24 - Julie Bockey | Autism Mom to 2, Type-1 Diabetic, USAF Veteran, Hospice Nurse & IRONMAN
Completing an IRONMAN is hard enough by itself, imagine doing it being a parent to two autistic kids and a type-1 diabetic. That's exactly what Julie Bockey [@bockeylife] did! This USAF veteran and former hospice nurse shares her life and everything she juggles on a daily basis while still doing triathlon. It's definitely a challenge, but, as she says, it’s not a death sentence - It can be managed and she chooses that! Her message is simple - sometimes, people...people with disabilities look, act and just live different. Be kind. Be open-minded. Be patient. Give respect. Advocate fiercely, don’t stop until your voice is heard, and make no apologies for being the best version of YOU! Show Notes: https://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-juliebockey
1:10:16
October 22, 2018
Ep. #23 - Conor Bollinger | Triathlon as a variable in the journey to a healthier & adventurous life
Conor, born and raised in the States, saw himself being roped into typical student-life culture in America of boozing, partying, lifting, eating, & studying. At the age of 24, bar-tending in a night club & refereeing a local adult kickball league, he was surrounded by drunk adults a-lot. Seeing these people wasting away their prime years of life made him re-evaluate how he wanted to live the rest of his life. He decided it was time for a change of path. Through a friend, he found Triathlon and saw it as a way to force himself to make healthy eating & lifestyle choices. As a competitor, he see it as an opportunity to push his physical & mental limits, but it’s the nutrition & bio-hacking aspect that has him geeked-out. Conor makes it very clear that he's not just here for a good time, but a long time too! Show Notes: http://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-conorbollinger
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October 15, 2018
Ep. #22 - Belen Ramirez | Body Dysmorphia, Doctors Without Borders, PTSD, & ProjectBikeLove
Born in the 'machista' community of Paraguay, South America, right from a young age, Belen dealt with body dysmorphia as she was made to believe that she was too muscular for a girl. But being rebellious by nature, she didn't shy away from taking part in activities that she wanted to. As she got older, Belen joined her dream organisation of Doctors Without Borders, even then, she continued to stay active as a way to cope with stress. After being deployed for missions to remote areas where she worked in environments of war, she returned home with PTSD. It was then when she discovered the therapeutic effects of bicycles - which allowed her to live the life she wanted to live. Now, she has fallen in love with the 70.3 distance as it allows her to keep going on missions, traveling & enjoying life. And she has also co-founded a non-profit, ProjectBikeLove who empower underprivileged women around the world, with their tool being - bicycles. Listen as Belen shares her incredible journey in this conversation filled with fun and interesting stories and inspiring messages. Show Notes: http://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-belen
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October 8, 2018
Ep. #21 - Kristoffer & Mette | Student-athlete couple from Denmark, she's a former professional rower enjoying the pressure-free environment of Triathlon while he's making strides towards the Triathlon pro-ranks
This week on the show are - Kristoffer Graae and Mette Noll. A student-athlete couple from Denmark. She's a former professional rower, currently studying Food Technology and enjoying the pressure-free environment of Triathlon. And he's making strides towards the Triathlon pro-ranks after battling 2yrs of injury and coming back onto the scene by winning the Sprint and Olympic distance Danish National AG Champs 2018 and taking AG and overall podium spots at the 70.3 distance, with his PB being a speedy 4:03! Was great fun chatting with the both of them about their journey, how their fields of study help them both in the sport, how they train together, the importance of consistency and maintaining momentum when you're injured, and more! Show notes: http://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-kristoffermette
51:54
October 1, 2018
Ep. #20 - Rita Paupério | A Resilient Former-Ballerina & Cancer Survivor who has learned to not take life for granted
This 36-year-old former-ballerina from Portugal has had a number of wake-up calls over the last few years - she was diagnosed with and recovered from colon cancer at the age of 26, then soon after, she went through a hernia operation for her back - these experiences have taught her to not take life for granted and how easy it can be to just let life happen and pass-by despite multiple reminders. Recently, she was once again forced into rehab after breaking her iliac crest because of a bike crash during a race. But this resilient woman is thankful for her life and the joy she gets from Triathlon and is determined to be back. Stronger. - Show Notes: http://www.humansoftriathlon.com/hotpodcast-wakeuprita
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September 24, 2018
Ep. #19 - The Pease Brothers | Journey to becoming only the 2nd wheelchair assisted duo to compete at IRONMAN Kona #TogetherTheyWheel!
An inspiring journey of how a wholehearted man born with cerebral palsy and his brother, Kyle and Brent Pease, make their way to IRONMAN KONA 2018 as the only wheelchair assisted team participating in the race with the aim to complete what only one other duo has accomplished before while representing what the Kyle Pease Foundation stands for! #TOGETHERTHEYWHEEL!
46:11
September 17, 2018
Ep. #18 - Anna Matthews | A single mother of two who started believing & standing up for herself after turning to Triathlon
Anna, a 37 year-old single mother of two young kids from Tasmania, Australia, now living in Queensland, talks about her transformation from a very self-conscious girl with low self-esteem to becoming a courageous and independent woman. Even though she was involved with a lot of team sports earlier on, due to her nature, she gravitated more towards the individual sports like running. Seeking something more, she then turned to the sport of Triathlon where she really found her home. She's now done 11 Ironmans, 30 70.3s and multiple other distances and races over the span of 15 years and is still chasing her Kona dream which she hopes to realize before her 40th birthday.
47:29
September 10, 2018
Ep. #17 - Al Marleau | Keeping the fire burning & body functioning & being competitive at the age of 59 after a "late-start" & 20-intense-years of endurance sport
Al was always athletic as a child, even though he was small, nothing stopped him from involving himself with the more aggressive sports of ice hockey, football & wrestling. But it wasn't until he found endurance sport at the age of 39 that he discovered his passion & talent for it. This Canadian went on to run some impressive performances, qualifying for Boston Marathon 10 times & achieving his marathon PB (2:52) at the age of 49! After which, he found Triathlon. He was hooked once again. Now, 59 years old and with 20yrs of intense-endurance sport under his belt, Al has had thoughts of stopping, but the community & his passion for the sport keep the fire burning within. Listen & be inspired by Instagram's @oldmancan as he talks about his willingness to suffer & his journey as an endurance athlete.
1:05:46
September 3, 2018
Ep. #16 - Jen Pi | A Transformative Journey from Depression, Obesity & Low Self-Esteem to Confident & Strong through the Power of Sport and Not Being Your Own Obstacle
After having a joyful childhood in Mexico, Jen Pi, during her teenage years, started spiraling down the dark tunnel of depression and obesity which led her to become a young-adult with low self-esteem and confidence, someone who thought they were incapable of anything worth something. But then, during a New Years celebration, she decided she wanted to make a change. A few days later, she started running which opened her world to a number of Sports like pole dancing, circus (aerial routines), weight-lifting, & Triathlon. And it changed her life completely. This, now bubbly, confident & strong, woman will inspire you to not be your own biggest obstacle, to get out there, find what makes you love life, & hold on to it!
1:04:16
August 27, 2018
Ep. #15 - Recap | Guest Highlights & Takeaways, Troubles of Podcasting, What the Hosts have been up-to, & Future Plans
This episode is a little different, with just the three co-hosts and no guest. As it has been over 3 months since we started the show, we decided to do a little recap sort of episode - looking back on the previous episodes, the highlights, our favorite moments & takeaways, the troubles of podcasting, what we hope to improve on/add in future episodes, and just catch all you listeners up on what us hosts have been up-to. 15 episodes really went by quickly! Shout-out to all the guests who have come on so far, you all have made the show what it is. And obviously, a big thank you to all of you listening! We really hope you all are enjoying it. Would love to hear your thoughts on the show so far. So, let us know - what you've liked, who's been your favorite guest and why, your top takeaways, what you'd like to hear more or less of, any constructive criticism, or really anything at all, we'd just love to hear from you! Till next time, Keep Tri'ing!
56:21
August 20, 2018
Ep. #14 - Kayla Bowker | Finding Strength, Passion & Faith through Triathlon
It was during a low point in her life that Kayla Bowker found Triathlon. Kayla, after having dealt with a serious eating disorder, was going though a crappy break up, living off of $50/week in a really crappy apartment, feeling lots of anger, and really not knowing what it was she wanted to do with her life. With whatever little she had, she took herself to a Triathlon. It was during that first race that she felt strength and passion for the first time in a long time, and it changed the course of her life completely. Through a tough journey filled with even more obstacles, she went from rock-bottom to multiple podiums and qualifying for Kona in her 1st Ironman, and most importantly, finding Strength, Passion, & Faith in herself again - which she now shares and helps others find the same within themselves through her coaching business, Where Your Feet Take You.
56:19
August 13, 2018
Ep. #13 - Kyle Hagemann | Tourette's Syndrome, The 6-Discipline Rule & Following Your Heart
In 5th grade, Kyle Hagemann was diagnosed with a worst case scenario neurological condition called Tourette’s syndrome, put on many meds, gained a lot of weight, & was rendered unable to read/write. With the kind help of his family & doctors and the raw-positive outlet of running and Triathlon, after a grueling 4-year journey, this NASM certified trainer & IM certified coach is now symptom free and following his heart on a quest to compete professionally in Kona. He is self-coached and is a big believer in, what he calls, the '6-discipline rule', with one of the disciplines being Yoga & playing a big role in his life. This man speaks with such passion, love and wisdom. Give the whole episode a listen, you will surely come out of it inspired!
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August 6, 2018
Ep. #12 - Lindsay & Guy Berkebile | Father-Daughter Triathlon Duo
This week we have not one but two guests! Lindsay & Guy Berkebile, father-daughter triathletes from the US. Growing up in a family where both your parents are adventure-junkies and your father is a 5-time Kona Qualifier, it's almost certain that you would be bitten by the tri-bug yourself...and that's exactly what happened with Lindsay. But dealing with an eating disorder, she had to travel through a rocky journey to become the amazing athlete she is today - and her father, Guy played a major role in it. Tune in and decide for yourself if it's a family battle or family bonding!
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July 30, 2018
Episode #11 - Suzanne Martin | Making a life(style) change at the age of 50 after 25-straight-years of drug & alcohol addiction
After being overweight and a drug-addict & alcoholic for 25-straight-years, Suzanne got a wake-up call which made her completely change her life around - walking into a gym for the first time at the age of 50! Now in her 60s & still going strong, her story epitomizes that "there's no right time to start, it's wherever you are right now" and it's never too late. Give it a listen, you will definitely be inspired by this woman's journey.
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July 23, 2018
Ep. #10 - Evan Pardi | From eating disorders of Anorexia & Bulimia to a Pro-triathlon License
Evan went from being a weak young guy with eating disorders in high school to just recently getting his pro-license with a series of impressive results! Had a great chat with him about how he dealt with his eating disorders of Anorexia and Bulimia, opened up to society about this otherwise stigmatized topic, and his approach to getting better in the sport through small but steady increments over a period of time and the importance of an off-season. Also a professional double-bass orchestra player, Evan even talks about how his musical career fits in with his Triathlon-isms.
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July 16, 2018
Ep. #9 - Stephanie Avakian (@das_athlete) | Chasing dreams while living with chronic pain & fatigue
This episode features Stephanie Avakian (@das_athlete) - a mother of 2, wife, graphic designer and a triathlete based in Canada who recently completed her first 70.3 race while managing everything that comes with living & dealing with the chronic pain and fatigue of diseases such as Fibromylagia & Arthritis, and even degenerative disk disease. Had a fun and insightful conversation with Stephanie about how she's come to accept her body for what it is, adapt her dream to fit what her body allows her to do and be grateful for it. Loved everything about her, her journey and what she had to say!
54:07
July 9, 2018
Ep. #8 - Jeff Fairbanks (@thetriumphproject) | The 'Prince of Pain' & his 21-day quest of 21 70.3s
This episode features - Jeff Fairbanks (aka the 'Prince of Pain'), a dad, husband & enthusiastic surfer turned triathlete who - a couple years ago, took on this 21-day challenge of doing 21 70.3s in 21 different cities in 21 consecutive days. We talk about his journey before, during and after that experience of his, and much more. You may have heard Jeff speak about his journey previously elsewhere, but think we were able to dig just a little bit deeper to get some more insights into the mind and heart of this rockstar. #princeofpositivity
57:47
July 2, 2018
Ep. #7 - Sarah Watson | A message of resiliency & healing from an Australian Armed Forces Veteran
This weeks guest is Sarah Watson - relatively new to the sport of Triathlon, Sarah did her first race just a few years ago. However, she has already qualified for & competed in the 70.3 World Champs. But that is not what makes her story amazing! Despite all of the physical feats she has accomplished, her greatest victory has been within herself; a veteran of the Australian Armed Forces, her tours of duty, especially in the intense combat environment of Iraq, left invisible but lasting scars. She has wrestled with the demons of PTSD, Anxiety & Depression. And with the help of cycling & Triathlon, she has come out the other side with lasting insights into the importance of living in the moment. Now, as she sets her sights on her first full Ironman, she shares with us a message of resiliency & healing through this sport of Triathlon, that we all love.
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June 25, 2018
Ep. #6 - Chris Choi | LGBTQ Triathlete & Designer from Drug-Addict to Triathlon-Addict
Ep. #6 🔥🎙features Chris Choi, a kind, shy, strong and honest - designer, tattoo-enthusiast and LGBTQ triathlete - who has dealt with and overcome multiple challenges of childhood bullying, drug addiction, depression, suicidal thoughts and mental illness. Chris was very open, raw and honest about his experiences and journey, his passion for racing, and how Triathlon has saved his life. This man took up Triathlon only 4 years ago and has already done 6 IMs, 15+ 70.3s, multiple marathons, and even some extreme Triathlons. As he says himself - once an addict, always an addict. But he's been strong and fortunate enough to make that addiction a healthy one. Think it was an insightful and important episode, so please do have a listen and share with friends & family. If we're able to help just ONE person through it, it will have been worth it.
48:45
June 18, 2018
Ep. #5 - Ginny Cataldi (@ginnylovestri24) | Finding oneself through Triathlon
Ep. #5 of the H.o.T Podcast features Ginny Cataldi (@ginnylovestri24) - a mom of two kids, multiple time IM Kona finisher & Boston Marathoner, with tons of podiums/wins under her belt across various distances, & above all else - a badass human-being & a source of inspiration to many! Hope you enjoy the episode! We talk all about - how after a divorce and when she felt her life was incomplete and passionless, Ginny found herself through the sport of Triathlon, her journey from a college swimmer who vowed never to swim again after her last swim meet to then becoming a dominant age-grouper across all distances, her inspiration behind her IG account, and much more! Hope you enjoy the episode!
56:14
June 11, 2018
Episode #4 - Dan Cadriel (@trimandan) | 30yr veteran of the sport on how he stays competitive and balances family & life with Triathlon
This episode of the H.o.T Podcast features Dan Cadriel (@trimandan), a veteran of the sport of triathlon with over 30 years of experience! We talk all about his progression over the years, how he's kept himself competitive for so many years, what motivates him, how he balances family and life with triathlon and so much more! Great fun talking to him and got some good insights from this man who still looks like (and we hope) will carry on in this sport for years to come - which is pretty much what every triathlete wants, right? To be able to do this sport, we all love, for as long as we possibly can!
59:21
June 4, 2018
Ep. #3 - Jemima Cooper (@jemcoop96) | Journey of self-discovery of a pro-ballerina turned triathlete
This episode of the H.o.T Podcast features Jemima Cooper, a professional ballerina turned triathlete, in the UK, who now has big aspirations of turning pro in the world of triathlon. We talk all about her amazing journey of self-discovery after leaving ballet and finding triathlon, how triathlon reignited a real flame inside of her, why she aspires to become a pro, and lots more! We had great fun talking to her and have a good feeling she's going to go places in this sport. Hope you enjoy the episode!
58:03
May 28, 2018
Ep. #2 - Tim Ford (@tford14) | Overweight bloke to fit triathlete and coach
In this episode we bring you the story and journey of Tim Ford, an Australian triathlete based in Sydney. Not too many years ago Tim weighed 120kgs and in denial of how big he was. He then found Triathlon - which changed his life and as he says 'saved him'! This now-triathlon-coach not only went from overweight bloke to fit triathlete, but a top one at that - standing atop of multiple podiums over the years. Loved chatting with him and getting insights into his physical and mental perspectives around weight-loss, health and injuries, his own podcast, and more! Hope you enjoy the episode!
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May 21, 2018
Ep. #1 - Jill Kuhn (@ironwillironjill) | Mom of 4 & Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior makes No Excuses
Excited to bring you Episode #1 of the H.o.T Podcast where we bring to you the story and journey of our first ever guest - Jill Kuhn - (@ironwillironjill), a wife, and a mother to 4 active young boys. Along with all the responsibilities of her family, Jill deals with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and a slew of other autoimmune issues but refuses to let any of these issues keep her from doing what she loves. She is an Ironman finisher and an ultra trail runner recently completing her first 100k run! Was a real pleasure chatting with her about her journey. Such an inspiration to everyone out there to not take no for an answer and make the best of whatever's been dealt to them! Couldn't think of anyone better to have on as our first guest. Hope you enjoy the episode!
50:44
May 14, 2018
Episode #0 - Introduction
Introduction episode of the H.o.T Podcast where we talk about - who's behind Humans of Triathlon and how it got started, a little background of the three co-hosts, what the podcast is all about, what you can expect in future episodes, and more!
36:08
May 7, 2018
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