The MX Endurance Podcast

Yo Yo Yo! This week we are joined by a rising star of long course triathlon. Sam Long decided to do an Ironman when recovering from a knee injury and since then has gone on to multiple wins at 70.3 and IM. 

We talk to Sam about how he got into triathlon, what his Daytona race was like, what he thinks about long course v short course athletes and why he thinks he can be the best in the world.

Tune in for a great chat with one of the most entertaining and exciting new talents in U.S. triathlon.

To find out more about Sam visit: http://www.samgolong.com

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Direct download: MX_Endurance_Podcast_Episode_132.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:03pm AEDT

2020 saw the introduction of the Professional Triathletes Organisation and their first event, the PTO Championship in Daytona. It also saw lots of people asking the same questions about the PTO. What are they? What is their business model? How do they plan to make money? Why don't they get along with Ironman? 

This week we are joined by the CEO of the PTO, Sam Renouf to answer all of your questions about the PTO. Sam was incredibly open, honest and candid with his answers to all of your questions. By the end of this episode we hope you will understand what the PTO is, what they want to do and how they want to do it.

To find out more about the PTO visit: https://protriathletes.org 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:01pm AEDT

Despite some 'challenges' we actually got to see some amazing racing in 2020 and this week we sat down with Macca to talk all about the 2020 highlights and what we are looking forward to in 2021.

Macca gives his thoughts on the PTO Championship, what we can expect to see from Jan Frodeno, Alistair Brownlee, Lucy Charles-Barclay, Daniela Ryf and the Norwegians in 2021 and who to watch at the Olympics this year.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:49pm AEDT

We are excited to present three of our biggest interviews from 2020 together into one Kona special!

This week we are joined by Macca to give his thoughts on the performances of your male podium from the 2019 Ironman World Championships as well as the interviews we did with Sebastian Kienle, Tim O'Donnell and Jan Frodeno in 2020. 

These are some of the biggest names in our sport all combined into one super episode!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:14am AEDT

Many of us missed out on seeing the biggest names in our sport line up in Kona in 2020 for the Ironman World Championships so to try and scratch that itch for 2020 we are proud to present the top three women from the 2019 race.

We are joined by Chris McCormack to talk about Sarah Crowley, Lucy Charles-Barclay and Anne Haug. We have repackaged three of the biggest interviews from 2020 into one, action-packed Kona podium special edition of the MX Endurance Podcast.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:39am AEDT

We made it! The year that felt like a decade is coming to an end and while there hasn't been that much happening in triathlon there has been lots of quality.

This week we present the inaugural MX Endurance Podcast Awards.

Triathlon Media Person of the Year, Race of the Year, Male and Female Athlete of the Year are just some of the categories we award. Will your picks walk away with the award? Will you be screaming at us because you disagree? Find out what our favourite moments of 2020 were as we wrap up the year that was!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:47pm AEDT

It finally happened!


The inaugural PTO Championship took place in Daytona and this week we do a deep dive into every aspect of the event.


Did the production live up to the hype? Did we see a war between the long and short course athletes? Did James pick anyone correct last week?


We give our thoughts, feedback, things we loved and what we think can be improved at this new and exciting racing format. We geek out about some of the biggest names in the sport racing and give you our recap of exactly how the action unfolded.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm AEDT

Can you believe there is a championship race this weekend! Not only is this the biggest race of the year, it is one of the biggest fields ever assembled in triathlon.

Stars of long, short and middle distance racing will go face-to-face on the Daytona speedway this weekend. We have your pre-race preview as well as who we think will reign supreme!

Buckle-up for what is set to be the most exciting race of 2020!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:09pm AEDT

With Challenge Daytona bringing together stars of long and short course triathlon together who is going to reign supreme?

This week we are joined by short and long course World Champion, Chris McCormack to discuss which athletes are stronger, who will dominate Challenge Daytona and why short course athletes have so much success at long course racing.

This week we also discuss Andrew Starykowicz receiving a 13 month ban, Kristian Blummenfelt being injured and no more Ironman races in North America this year.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:24pm AEDT

World Record, Olympic appearances, some would say they would be the highlight of their career but we know the truth about this week's guest. The real highlight for Tim Don is being ranked #69 in the PTO Rankings!

Tim is an incredible athlete who has had success at all levels and distances of the sport. He joins us this week to talk about his career, the challenges he has faced and is honest opinion on what the PTO is doing for triathlon.

Tim is a true icon of the sport and you will not want to miss this chat!

To find out more about Tim Don head to https://www.timdon.com 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm AEDT

This week we take a trip to Norway to discuss one of the most iconic triathlons on the planet.

The Norseman Xtreme Triathlon is one of the toughest races on the planet to not only complete but to enter with thousands of people annually applying for less than 300 slots. Dag Oliver, General Manager of the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon joins us to tell us all about the race, it's history, it's future and why so many people want to do it. 

We are also joined again this week by Gustav Iden and Kristian Blummenfelt to talk about the significance of this race to Norway and if they ever plan to do it.

To find out more visit: https://nxtri.com 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:53pm AEDT

Few athletes have shaken up the 70.3 distance as much as Kristian Blummenfelt and Gustav Iden. The current 70.3 world record holder and current Ironman 70.3 World Champion join us this week to talk about what's next.

We discuss why Norway is quickly becoming a global triathlon powerhouse, why they think they will win the Olympics, beat everyone at the PTO Championships & their long course plans.

Whether you believe them or not, these are two of the most exciting athletes racing who are determined to make triathlon more exciting for everyone.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:20pm AEDT

Lucy Charles-Barclay stormed onto the triathlon scene in 2017 with her second place in Kona and has become one of the biggest names in the sport. 

This week we are excited to chat with Lucy about her career, from being told she would never come close to Daniela Ryf, to three second place finishes in Kona, Lucy has raised the bar in women's racing.

We look at her early days in the sport and the struggles she has overcome, how she plans to win Kona and what motivates her to be better. 

We also discuss Lionel Sanders breaking the Canadian One Hour Record, swim, bike, running around the world and news that Canyon is for sale.

To find out more about Lucy head to https://www.lucycharles.com 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:42pm AEDT

A bumper episode this week as we round up the PTO Wild card picks with Charles Adamo, Chairman of the PTO. How did we go with our predictions and what can we expect from the PTO's first marquee event.

We then get to chat with 2012 Olympic Silver Medallist, Lisa Norden. Lisa has an amazing resume in both triathlon and cycling and has recently turned her attention to middle-distance triathlon. We chat about her 2012 and 2008 Olympic races, her strong performances in cycling and what to expect from her in the future.

We also share details about the 2021 MX Endurance Race Team. You can find out more at: www.mxendurance.com/race-team  

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:24pm AEDT

In recent years we have seen Cam Wurf blast onto the Iron Man scene and win races and crush records. Cam's background in professional cycling has seen the way and iron man is raced change.

This week we are joined by Adam Hansen, a professional cyclist who rides for Lotto–Soudal and has ridden 20 grand tours in a row. That is the Giro d'Italia, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España every year.

Adam recently announced that he is turning his attention to Iron Man racing and he is coming with big ambitions. Find out what his approach to triathlon will be, what he plans to do different and if he think anyone can ride faster than him.

To find out more about Adam Hansen visit: https://twitter.com/hansenadam 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:21pm AEDT

The PTO are set to announce 20 wildcards spots to the inaugural PTO Championship in Daytona this year. With the top 40 ranked PTO athletes automatically qualifying who could get one of these golden tickets?

This week we run through who we would pick for the wildcard slots that would make the December race the biggest and best triathlon event of the year! Who will we include? Who will we deny? Who will we forget to mention completely by mistake? Find out plus much much more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:21pm AEDT

Lots to unpack this week with the news that Daniela Ryf has done a 'Lionel' and is out injured, endurance sports tv is crowdfunding and the PTO is supporting even more races.

We also saw a number of races happen around the world with some of the biggest names in the sport lining up in Cairns for the Asia-Pacific Championship. We round-up all the professional racing then turn our eye to the age group race.

199 age group finishers competed for 75 Kona slots in Cairns and the internet has done what the internet does. This makes us ask the question? Is this the end of Kona? What do we mean? We mean, does this change people's opinions of racing Kona? Is it about getting the strongest field possible to line up or as many athletes on the pier as possible?

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm AEDT

Long course triathlon has been dominated by Jan Frodeno and Daniela Ryf in recent years. So much so that most of their competition have admitted that they don't even think they can beat them!

Does this mean that Jan and Dani have beaten their competitors before the race has even begun? Who or what will it take for someone to stand up to their dominance and not be afraid? Who if anyone can beat them?

To discuss this we are joined by Macca to get his insights into the who, what and why of this question.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:28pm AEDT

In recent years it has been complete German domination at long course racing and a big part of the success of Germany is multiple World Champion, Sebastian Kienle.

This week we are extremely lucky to be joined by 2014 Ironman World Champion Sebastian Kienle. Sebi is one of the biggest names in the sport and part of the fabric of long distance racing.

This week we discuss the impact of 2020, the emergence of the PTO, Lionel Sanders and how at 36 his desire to improve and become a better athlete is stronger than ever.

No one is more dialled in to the changing dynamic of the triathlon world than the Kona winner and uber-biker who is now looking for a new edge to take to the competition.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:11pm AEDT

What a weekend of triathlon with Iron Man, 70.3, XTERRA and even a little ITU World Championship all happening.

We round up the all the racing that happened over the weekend including all of the action from the ITU World Championship. We also look at the PTO supported Helvellyn Triathlon.

All of the racing action, coverage and lack thereof raises the question whether Iron Man is critical to the future success of triathlon? Would Kona still be as iconic if it wasn't called an Iron Man?

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:05pm AEDT

The ITU faces backlash over a one-day World Championship, drama at the TDF and speculation that Iron Man World Champion Jan Frodeno is injured is just some of what we cover on this week's episode.

We are also joined by Australian triathlete Jake Birtwhistle. Jake is the defending ITU Hamburg champion and we discuss a whole range of topics including the decision to make the event a championship race, having the Olympics moved and some insight into the newly launched Pho3nix Foundation and all that they have coming up.

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Direct download: MX_Podcast_Episode_112.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:39pm AEDT

You have probably heard that Super League is triathlon done differently and that was certainly the case on the weekend at the SLT Arena Games.

The Arena games saw athletes compete in both the real and virtual world with swims in a pool, riding and running on Zwift. This new format for triathlon was created out of necessity but was it exciting enough to stick around?

MX Endurance gives you the definitive post-race round up as we are joined by Macca to discuss the event as well as interviews with both winners, Jess Learmonth and Justus Nieschlag.

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Direct download: MX_Endurance_Podcast_Episode_111.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:33pm AEDT

Is Iron Man the worst distance? Are the Olympics the pinnacle of our sport? Is getting an M Dot tattoo a faux pas? This week we discuss some of the most controversial triathlon opinions.

Be careful because these takes might be too hot to handle. We also discuss positive signs that the PTO Daytona event may happen, the recent 5000m world record and preview this weekend's SLT Arena Games.

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Direct download: MX_Endurance_Episode_110.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:24pm AEDT

Is a triathlon podcast really a triathlon podcast if it hasn't interviewed Dave Scott?

This week we punch our podcast ticket as we are joined by a true legend of triathlon, 6-time Kona Champion, Dave Scott.

What is it like to lose the greatest triathlon of all time? What does the future of the sport look like and what sort of changes are the PTO making to help facilitate that change? Dave Scott answers all of these questions and more as he speaks with James about the history of the sport and what is to come on this week's episode.

 

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Direct download: MX_Endurance_Podcast_Episode_109.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm AEDT

With no Kona this year or much racing at all, we look to the future to try and work out who we think will be the next new Kona champions. Who will be the next male and female athletes to win Kona who have never won Kona before?

Will it be crowd favourite Lionel Sanders or will his second place be his best effort? Can Lucy Charles-Barclay put together a performance good enough to beat Daniela Ryf? Or do we need to look further into the future at up and coming stars like Kristian Blummenfelt or Ashleigh Gentle?

We also discuss the announcement of Taupo 2022 for 70.3 World Championships, the return of professional cycling and Joe Skipper's crazy 12-hour record

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Direct download: MX_Endurance_Epiode_108.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:49pm AEDT

Chances are if you listen to a triathlon podcast you will have heard about Garmin being hacked! The endurance sports world came grinding to a halt this week as people were no longer able to upload their workouts!!!

We are also excited to be joined by American triathlete, former World Champion and last year's Kona runner-up, Tim O'Donnell. We talk about his Kona race last year, what 2021 is looking like for him and the very active role he has taken up with the PTO. He explains how the PTO will work for athletes and what its formation means for triathlon.

We also talk about this month's bonus episode with Macca about 'Does Triathlon Need Professionals?'

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Direct download: MX_Endurance_Podcast_107.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:46pm AEDT

Since retiring as a professional triathlete, Macca has become a triathlon professional working with MX Endurance, Superleague Triathlon, Bahrain Endurance and now Pho3nix. Having raced as one of the most successful professional triathletes in history who better to discuss the current state of triathlon?

This week, Chris talks us through the ways in which our sport will change, the history and current situation with Ironman and what triathlon might look like in the future.

If you are worried about when racing will return and what it might look like then listen to what Macca predicts for the future of triathlon.

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Direct download: MX_Endurance_Podcast_Episode_106.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:38pm AEDT

This week we are joined the 2019 Ironman World Champion Anne Haug. 

Anne was part of one of the most exciting women's races we have seen in Kona for many years and is the first German to ever win the race. 

We talk about her amazing day in Kona, how her short course career prepared her for long course success and ask if she thinks she can beat Daniela Ryf on her best day.

We also discuss the appointment of the new PTO Vice-Chairman Chris Kermode and what he could bring to triathlon as well as Tim O'Donnell and Ben Hoffman trash talking Tim DeBoom in our soon-to-be-named PTO segment.

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Direct download: MX_Endurance_Episode_105.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:48pm AEDT

This week we are joined by Lauren Parker, the 2019 ITU World Paratriathlon Champion, member of the Bahrain Endurance 13 Team, and 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist. We talk about her journey through paratriathlon following her accident in 2017, her achievements so far, and her plans for the future.

Tim and James also discuss changes to IronMan pro racing and prize money, a new everesting record and introduce their new PTO specific segment of the podcast focusing on all things Professional Triathletes Organisation.

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Direct download: MX_Endurance_Podcast_Episode_104.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:19pm AEDT

IronMan is being sued for not offering refunds for events cancelled during COVID. A complaint has been filed in Florida and the MX Endurance team unpack what it's all about as well as the thoughts of some of our members.

We are also lucky to be joined by ITU athlete, Georgia Taylor-Brown to discuss her approach to Tokyo 2020(21), what training in Leeds with the Brownlee's is like and the different approaches to endurance training for women to men.

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Direct download: MX_Endurance_Podcast_Episode_103.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:51pm AEDT

2021 looks like being absolutely jam packed with Olympics, 2 Kona's and more world championships than you can count on one hand!

We thought this could be the perfect opportunity to put out thinking hats on and look at the ways in which triathlon could come out the other side of this break from racing bigger and better than ever!

Do not be fooled by our catchy title, this week we talk about what we would do in a perfect world to try and make triathlon bigger and better than ever before!

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Direct download: MX_Endurance_Podcast_Episode_102.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:39pm AEDT

This week we are joined by John McAvoy, a former armed robber and one of Britain’s most wanted men.

Born into a crime family, he’s had two spells in prison and ultimately found redemption through the power of sport. Given two life sentences and given assurances by the justice system that he’d never change and always be a danger to society John started his stay in one of Britain’s highest security prisons.

John’s story is fascinating for so many reasons, but ultimately because it highlights the importance and power of sport and the power of opportunity - the difference between having it or not.

To find out more about John visit: https://therealmcavoy.com 

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Direct download: MX_Endurance_Podcast_101.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:31pm AEDT

It's the 100th episode of the MX Endurance Podcast and to celebrate we got Greg Bennett from the BE with Champions podcast to sit down with Chris McCormack to work out who is the greatest male triathlete of all time. 

Greg had an amazing professional career and both he and Chris raced and trained with most of the athletes on the list. Greg has been managing a list of athletes for years where he used a set of criteria to decide.

Who will be in the top fifteen? Who rounds out the top five? Who is the greatest male triathlete of all time?

Check out the incredible BE with Champions podcast and find out more about Greg Bennett here: https://www.bennettendurance.com/podcast 

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Direct download: MX_Endurance_Podcast_Episode_100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23pm AEDT

Few athlete have have had as big an impact on the sport of triathlon as Chrissie Wellington. A 4-time Kona champion, Chrissie is the fastest woman to ever complete an IronMan distance event and has 5 of the fastest ever recorded results out of the all-time top 10.

As quick as she raced, she came and went retiring in 2011 undefeated at the IronMan distance after one of the toughest Kona victories by any competitor on the big island. This interesting conversation focuses on how triathlon changed Chrissie as a person, the impact it has had on her life and the what the pressure of being undefeated was like. 

To find out more about Chrissie Wellington visit: https://www.chrissiewellington.org 

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Direct download: MX_Endurance_Podcast_Episode_99.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:16pm AEDT

Bob Babbitt has seen it all! From racing the 2nd ever Hawaiian IronMan to becoming the go to source for Kona-week coverage and being inducted into both the USA Triathlon and IronMan Halls of Fame, Bob has become synonymous with the sport of triathlon.

If you are a fan of triathlon chances are you know who Bob is or you have watched one of his 'Breakfast with Bob' Interviews from Kona. Bob has been there to see so much of the history of our sport happen and we got discuss some of his highlights over the last forty odd years. 

To find out more about Bob head to https://babbittville.com 

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Direct download: MX_Endurance_Podcast_Episode_98.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:38pm AEDT

This week we get inside the head of one of the most successful triathletes of all time. You are probably no stranger to who Macca is and this is a rare opportunity to find out what went through his head when he was racing. We discuss the champion mindset that allowed him to overcome his competitors and the voices inside his head that told him to stop.

This week we also discuss the changes to the 2020 World Championship events and what this means for 2021. We look at the new Lance Armstrong documentary and changes to Strava.

If you sign up for our new podcast membership you get a special bonus monthly episode with Chris McCormack exclusively available for MX Endurance members.

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Direct download: MX_Endurance_Episode_97.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:10pm AEDT

This week we are excited to be joined by Australian triathlete and professional cyclist, Cameron Wurf.

Cam has raced as an Olympic rower, professional cyclist (currently signed with Team Ineos) AND finished fifth in Kona in 2019. We talk about Cam's return to cycling, the impact that he has had on professional triathlon and his pursuit of high performance. 

This is another great opportunity to gain insight into what is involved in being one of the strongest athletes in the world.

We also look at 70.3 World Championship changes (with confirmation being made after we recorded) and finally jump on the Lionel Sanders bandwagon.

To find out more about Cameron Wurf: https://www.instagram.com/cjwurf 

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Direct download: MX_Endurance_Podcast_Episode_96.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:02pm AEDT

This week we are extremely lucky to be joined by Emma Frodeno (Snowsill), Australia’s only Olympic triathlon gold medalist, Commonwealth gold medalist, and three time world champion. We look back at her journey through triathlon, how it led to the high of 2008, how that race felt, and what followed. This is an amazing opportunity to do a deep dive into success at the highest level of our sport (and laugh about it!)

We also discuss the possibility of Ironman moving their world championship to 2021 and doubling up in that year, while Tim talks through the changes being made to the IMVR series (he’s a big fan).

You can follow Emma at https://www.instagram.com/emma_snowsill 

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Direct download: MX_Endurance_Podcast_95.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:03pm AEDT

This week we are extremely excited to release our interview with Jan Frodeno. Jan is an Olympic Gold Medalist, dual 70.3 World Champion, three-time Kona Champion and holds both the Kona course record and the IronMan distance world record.

We discuss the 2008 Olympics and the impact of achieving a life-long goal so early in his life. We discuss how the 2018 70.3 World Championship mirrored that race  then look at last year's amazing Kona performance. We ask how much faster he can go, what is happening inside his head and what he sees for the future. This is a rare opportunity to hear from one of the top athletes on the planet.

We are also joined by MX Endurance Dietitian, Chloe McLeod to discuss the launch of her new 'Nutrition for Triathletes' Course. You can save $200 by using the code FRODOLAUNCH (valid until May 15).

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Direct download: MX_Endurance_Podcast_Episode_94.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:51pm AEDT

This week we discuss the launch of the PHO3NIX Triathlon team, more virtual race results and even IMVR finisher gear that you can wrap yourselves in.

We are also joined by Commonwealth Games Mixed Team Relay Gold Medalist and rising star of Australian triathlon, Matt Hauser. We discuss the impacts of the Tokyo Olympics being moved on his career and his concern over qualifying after Cam Wurf decided to step down in distance.

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Direct download: MX_Endurance_Podcast_Episode_93.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33pm AEDT

This week we talk all things virtual including Frodo's indoor IronMan (and why we aren't blown away by it), Lionel dominating esports and changes to the cycling calendar.

We are also joined by Sarah Crowley, with too many victories to list, Sarah is the fastest ever Australian in both Kona and at the IronMan distance. Sarah talks about her career, what motivates her, how she stays focused for 8 hours straight and what her battle with Lucy Charles-Barclay was like last year in Kona.

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MX Endurance is lucky to have such an extensive team of experts and Chloe McLeod is a shining example of this. Chloe is our MX Dietitian and on this special bonus episode, Chloe shares her dos and dont's when it comes to nutrition.

Chloe explains which supplements you should and shouldn't use, how to make sure you are fuelling for performance versus weight loss and ways to develop a solid race day nutrition strategy.

Chloe is available to all MX members to help with their nutrition and diet questions and is also available for individual consultations too.

To find out more about Chloe visit: https://mxendurance.com/experts/chloe-mcleod

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:33pm AEDT

This week James caught up with the wife and manager of the 2016 Olympic bronze medallist, Franzel Schoeman (and Henri too). Henri and Franzel recently got married and are a powerhouse team both inside and outside of triathlon. Henri has had an amazing career of short course racing and recently made his 70.3 debut with Franzel there to make sure he performs at his best along the way.

We also discuss the recent IMVR, Sanders dropping invisibility boosts to beat cyclists on Zwift and look at the 1989 Iron War as this week's classic race.

Remember, we are offering two free months with MX Endurance!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm AEDT

A special bonus episode where we hear from an event director about how Covid-19 is impacting race organisers and the business of triathlon.

Michael Brown has put on some of the biggest races in North America and currently works with Super League Triathlon to host their events.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:44pm AEDT

Merging the old and the new, this week we look at Ironman VR1 as the online racing platform launches in earnest whilst also looking backwards to 1987 in the first of our book club reviews with the Ironman World Championship that changed everything. Can Mark Allen ever take that final step up and dethrone Dave Scott?

James also say down with Joe Skipper to discuss a range of topics, including his much talked about 200 mile ride, Joe had lots to say on a everything from virtual racing to the PTO, so strap in and enjoy.

Find out more about Joe Skipper: http://joeskipper.co.uk

Watch the Iron War: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSrY2e6DrqA&fbclid=IwAR3MnJdrFZtWsMOmR_kAkJXbA760L0Eyngj8iTf0Ce5YP7IpsHLfnANphsE 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:30pm AEDT

While the world of triathlon seems to have stopped the news keeps rolling in! IronMan has been sold, announced virtual racing with world championship slots. The Olympics have officially been postponed to 2021 and some of the biggest triathlons have been cancelled including Challenge Roth.

James also sat down with British triathlete, David McNamee. McNamee has finished third at Kona twice and they discuss his background, his change to long course racing, mental strength when racing and what the future looks like.

We are also starting a classic race book club which we will discuss on the show.

This week we want you to watch the 1987 Kona Race which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE-Bqzsnm8w&fbclid=IwAR3Gtn53g9c8bNrbuORmCfqbYb-9zFIst8xvHp06cVA4XUEBHnXx9lSm1dw 

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David's website: http://www.davidmcnamee.co.uk 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am AEDT

Hey everyone!

Chris recorded a live Q&A in the MX Endurance Facebook Group and we thought as a bit of a bonus we would share it with everyone to listen to. For those of you unfamiliar, Chris is a four time world champion including two Kona wins.

We regularly hold these live events to give our members an opportunity to ask questions of our team of experts, coaches and professionals. We are working hard to create more and more ways for us to engage as a community while so much of the world is shutting down.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:53pm AEDT

Stuck at home and getting a little restless? Stressed because you can't train the way you are used to? MX Endurance Expert, Brad Beer is here to tell you the ways you can stay active while we are forced to alter our routines. 

Brad and James talk about the benefits of movement and why we should all aim to stay active, the need to not over do it as we have a lot of other things going on in our lives at the moment as well as the mental benefits of staying active.

Brad has his own podcast where has interviewed some of the biggest athletes in endurance sports: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-physical-performance-show/id1102703989 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm AEDT

This week we have a 3rd co-host because all of his other work has suddenly dried up!

Will McCloy, the official voice of Super League Triathlon joins us to talk about what the rest of 2020 is going to look like. We talk about the impact of the current health crisis on triathlon and what it means for some of this year's biggest events. We discuss some recent events including super close racing in Mooloolaba and not so close racing in Campeche.

We also find out what it is like to commentate the World's most exciting triathlon format.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:32pm AEDT

After the controversial announcement (and postponement) of Super Leage NEOM we wanted to know the thoughts behind Super League going to Saudi Arabia. This week we are joined by the CEO of Super League, Michael Dhulst. Michael goes into depth about the NEOM race as well as the challenges faced of being the newest form of racing in the World. Michael talks about what the journey has been like so far as well as the future plans for Super League.

We are also joined by long-term member, Lucy Richardson to talk about our Phuket training camp. With athletes from all over the World coming together for a huge week of training.

To find out more about Super League Triathlon head to https://superleaguetriathlon.com 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:20pm AEDT

Did you know that Ben and Courtney Kanute have started their own YouTube Channel?

This week we are joined by the team behind one of the world's most versatile triathletes to hear all about the launch of their new YouTube Channel. We also discuss Ben's 2019 season and his plans for 2020. We then get stuck in and ask about why he is so versatile and able to race across distances so effectively.

You can check out Ben and Courtney's new YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/cgriffin6100 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:54am AEDT

This week on the show we look at the close racing from Geelong 70.3 in Australia as well as the potential 2022 70.3 World Championship locations.

We also discuss the recent announcement of the Superleague triathlon season opener in NEOM Saudi Arabia. We introduce the first ever MXXX section, the content too hot for the regular episode, then immediately realise that our takes are so hot that we actually cannot include them in the episode!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm AEDT

Unless you live in a cabin in the middle of the woods and are only a triathlete so you can jump on your exercise bike to power your off the grid cabin, you have heard of the PTO!

There have been rumours, conspiracy theories and even suggestions that the PTO killed JFK! But we are here this week to set the record straight about why you should support the PTO and their mission to make triathlon great.

We are joined by PTO Chairman, Charles Adamo who answers all (most) of our questions about how the PTO will work, how their business model works and why this is giving the power back to the greatest triathletes in the world.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:55pm AEDT

This week we take a look at how the racing unfolded in Dubai for Dubai 70.3. We talk about the incredible line up for Challenge Roth this year as well as the announcement of the Bahrain Endurance 13 for 2020.

We discuss how the PTO may or may not be affecting the races athletes choose to do and how 'the strongest ever field' in Roth does not feature Daniela Ryf.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:05pm AEDT

This week we do a bit more research into what the PTO and Collins Cup are all about. We discuss Cam Wurf signing with Team Ineos and the changes to regulations around running shoes. 

We then present our 2020 endurance sports predictions. Who will win Kona, what upsets will we see in Tokyo, will there be a 'real' sub 2-hour marathon, will Lionel Sanders remember to drink water in Kona? We speculate on all of the things we want to see happen in 2020 and actually have a fair few disagreements.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:28am AEDT

This week we sink our teeth into the announcement of the PTO and the Collins Cup (or more try to work out what it is) then we are joined by Olympic gold medal favourite and WTS World Champion, Vincent Luis. We discuss how he is preparing for the World's biggest sporting event. what has changed for him to be more successful and what motivates and pushes him to keep improving.

If you haven't already, watch the footage of Vincent Luis in Singapore last year racing with a flat tyre. It is the perfect example of the sort of athlete he is. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:31pm AEDT

With 2020 going to be a huge year in endurance sports we wanted to kick things off by looking at our favourite moments from 2019. We present our top 10 endurance sport moments of 2019. From Kona wins, world records, flat tyres and swimming the English Channel we present the moments that made us stop and say wow!

We also go through some recent news including the news that Nike's Vaporfly will be banned and the sad news that Siri Lindley is battling cancer. To help support Siri, a legend of triathlon, please donate: https://au.gofundme.com/f/team-believe-siri-lindley 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:43pm AEDT

After an amazing performance in Bahrain, we are extremely lucky to sit down for a race debrief with Kristian Blummenfelt. Find out how his day unfolded, what going faster than any human has ever gone before felt like and what the future looks like for this triathlon superstar.

We discuss his 2020 season and what his goals are for the Olympics, 70.3 Worlds, and Super League Triathlon.

This is an incredible insight into Kristian's race and how it unfolded.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm AEDT

This week we discuss the upcoming Bahrain 70.3 where Kristian Blummenfelt aims to break his own World Record. We discuss Brownlee's performace in Bussleton securing his Kona slot and Jodie Stimpson racing Bahrain 70.3.

James also chats with 2012 Olympian, Stuart Hayes, who supported The Brownlee Brothers to Gold and Bronze in 2012. Stuart talks all about his career, what he has been up to since he retired and his thoughts on Alistair Brownlee's 2020 season.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:35am AEDT

This week we discuss what the hell 'Black Friday' is and why we are being inundated with ads for massage guns as well as the 'new' 70.3 to hit Australia and the way the return to Kona slots is impacting late year Iron Man fields in a good way.

We talk about recent performances at Ironman Arizona, Ironman Cozumel (we do some research into how long that swim course actually was) and Western Sydney 70.3 where James makes the huge mistake of calling some Kiwi women Australian...

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:14pm AEDT

Another results wrap up as we discuss the upcoming Bussleton Iron Man with Brownlee going for an early Kona spot. We look at Ash Gentle winning her first 70.3 race on debut and the recent domination of short course athletes at the middle distance. 

We discuss whether Gustav Iden should focus more on 70.3 now that he is World Champion and catch up with all things Lionel Sanders after his win at Loc Cabos 70.3

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm AEDT

Running is probably the easiest and most painful of the three disciplines of triathlon. It is something that regardless of your age, background or sporting history you have experience with. 

This week we talk all about running with two-time Kona winner Chris McCormack. We discuss how he has always approached running, the sessions he likes and basic things we can all do to un faster.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:48am AEDT

After far too long we are back to talk all about the recent happenings in endurance sports with some potentially unpopular opinions about some of the worst performances we saw in Kona. We discuss the masterclass that is Jan Frodeno as well as the abrupt end to Super League for 2019.

We discuss the news that Lange has parted ways with his coach, Cam Wurf is aiming for Tokyo and the news that Sanders has a new (old) coach (even though we thought he already had one.)

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:12am AEDT

Some incredibly impressive results recently but the standout has to be Cam Wurf's incredible performance at Ironman Italy. 3 weeks out from Kona, Wurf has shown he can run and is taking a very different approach to most other athletes leading into Kona. We discuss the Ironman Wales result as well as all the action expected in Jersey this weekend with Super League kicking off.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:46pm AEDT

A flurry of World Champions on the MX Endurance Podcast as this week we are joined by the World Triathlon Series World Champion and reigning Super League Triathlon Champion, Katie Zaferes.

We talk to Katie about her amazing 2019 season and her Super League Triathlon dominance. We discuss her goals and preparation for Tokyo 2020 and potential plans to step up to middle and long distance racing in the future. Katie talks to us about what her usual training load is like and how she approaches racing and her competitors.

Katie is absolutely one to watch before the 2020 Olympics and could be strong enough to challenge Daniela Ryf when she steps up to longer course racing.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:23pm AEDT

Last weekend saw 2 days of incredible racing with some extremely surprising results and some not so surprising results!

This week we talk through all the action that unfolded in Nice and what these results mean for Kona in a little less than a month.

The biggest story out of Nice was the incredible win of Norwegian athlete Gustav Iden, one of the only athletes on the course on a road bike. Gustav's break out performance has made him one of the hottest names in the sport and he joins us this week to talk all about his race in Nice!

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:08pm AEDT

This week James had the opportunity to speak with multiple 70.3 Champion and 2016 World Champion, Holly Lawrence. Holly is one of the absolute favourites to win the 2019 70.3 World Championship in Nice.

Holly talks about her rough 2018 after breaking her foot, her approach to racing this weekend as well as an exciting announcement about her first Iron Man race planned for 2020!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:28am AEDT

The bike is the most time consuming of the three disciplines but it can often be the easiest place to start as a triathlete.

This week Macca talks all about the bike. How to train for the bike, how to use the bike to improve your run and all the things he learned that helped him to use the bike to secure his 2nd Kona Title.

You will learn all about improving your triathlon performance and bike splits and which training sessions are the best bang for your buck!

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Direct download: The_MX_Endurance_Podcast_Episode_69.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32pm AEDT

The perfect follow up to Macca's guide to swimming is to hear from MX Endurance swim expert and the man behind Effortless Swimming, Brenton Ford. Brenton works with swimmers around the world to improve their stroke and swim faster. Listen to what Brenton thinks are the common mistakes triathletes make, how triathlon swimming differs from pool swimming and some simple drills and things to think about when you're in the pool to improve.

Brenton works with MX Endurance members to find out problems with their stroke and can help you too. He is just one of the high quality experts that MX Endurance members have access to.

To find out more about Brenton: https://effortlessswimming.com 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/EffortlessSwimming 

 

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Direct download: The_MX_Endurance_Podcast_Episode_68_Final_Version.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am AEDT

This week we are lucky to be joined by New Zealand pro athlete, Hayden Wilde as a guest co-host. We talk about Hayden's introduction to triathlon, racing Superleague and the pressure of trying to qualify for the New Zealand Olympic team.

We discuss the recent Norseman Extreme Triathlon and James chats with the women's winner Lucy Gossaage about what is arguably the world's hardest triathlon.

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Direct download: The_MX_Endurance_Podcast_Episode_67_Final_Version.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:16am AEDT

Much like age group athletes, swimming was something that Macca struggled with throughout his career.

This week Macca talks all about swimming and passes on his knowledge so that all triathletes, regardless of their level can benefit. Chris talks about the differences in technique between swimmers and triathletes and what triathletes should focus on as well as what you should spend your time in the water doing to improve. Chris cuts through the white noise to simply state what you need to focus on to improve your swim split.

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Direct download: MX_Endurance_Podcast_Episode_66_Final_Version.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46am AEDT

So we thought we uploaded this last week but it seems like there was a technical glitch.

We discussed the recent IM Frankfurt performances, Challenge Roth results and IM Austria. We look at what has been happening in the Tour de France and some short course results too!

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Direct download: MX_Podcast_Episode_65_Final_Version.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:17pm AEDT

In December 2018, The 70.3 World Record was crushed by the young Norwegian athlete, Kristian Blummenfelt. Blummenfelt, who is better known for success at short course racing with some dominating performances at Super League managed a 21:36 swim, 1:56 bike and 1:06 run to crush the previous record with a 3:29:04!

This week we are extremely lucky to be joined by Kristian as he talks us through how that race unfolded, the preparation for the event and most importantly, how much faster he thinks he can go.

We discuss his plans for the future including Olympic success, Iron Man domination and not only breaking the 70.3 World Record but the Iron Man World Record as well.

Kristian also talks about the lessons that age group athletes can take from him to improve their performance as well.

This is an incredibly open and insightful conversation where you will gain a true insight into what it takes to go fast or as Kristian puts it, 'make your competitors look bad!'

For more information about MX Endurance: http://www.mxendurance.com

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You can also find Tim's podcast 'Think Fit' here: https://goo.gl/sp5q4q 

Direct download: The_MX_Endurance_Podcast_Episode_64_Final_Version.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am AEDT

This week we look at recently announced changes to the Kona swim start with a move away from mass starts to age group waves. We discuss the recent IPO of Wanda Sports including Iron Man and the newly announced Tulsa IM. 

We discuss a whole list of WTS results and the impact that 2019 being a pre-Olympic year has on performance as well as the Iron Man Asia-Pacific Championship and other 70.3 results.

For more information about MX Endurance: http://www.mxendurance.com

 

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You can also find Tim's podcast 'Think Fit' here: https://goo.gl/sp5q4q 

Direct download: The_MX_Endurance_Podcast_Episode_63_Final_Version.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18am AEDT

The world of endurance sports has been in hysterics with the news that 2-time Olympic gold medalist, Alistair Brownlee will make his Iron Man debut! We look at all the recent race results including how the race unfolded at 'The Championship' in Slovakia with Charles and Kienle winning there. We discuss the future of championship races and what sort of impact Brownlee would make on the Kona race.

We are then joined by Rick Boethling from Race Across America to discuss the upcoming race that, you guessed it, is across America!

MACCAX PODCAST

 

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You can also find Tim's podcast 'Think Fit' here: https://goo.gl/sp5q4q 

Direct download: MX_Endurance_Podcast_62.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:20am AEDT

It's time for recent news and results and this week we look at Iron Man acquiring the World's largest fun run, overturned disqualifications and new Challenge Family events. We then turn our attention to Iron Man Lanzarote and Brasil and have an interview with Lanzarote winner, Nikki Bartlett.

For more information about MX Endurance: http://www.mxendurance.com

 

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You can also find Tim's podcast 'Think Fit' here: https://goo.gl/sp5q4q 

Direct download: The_MX_Endurance_Podcast_Episode_61.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:51am AEDT

One of the biggest benefits of being part of MX Endurance is access to our team of experts. Sarah Alexander is one of our racing experts. Sarah uses her experience as a racing professional triathlete to help our members maximise their performance.

So to help everyone get to know Sarah a little better, James Bale sat down and discussed her progression through the sport. Sarah does not have a background in triathlon competing as both a figure-skater and rower before making the shift to triathlon.

Sarah talks about the challenges she has faced coming to triathlon later in life, what racing ITU and Super League was like and the differences now she focuses on 70.3.

For more information about MX Endurance: http://www.mxendurance.com

 

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You can also find Tim's podcast 'Think Fit' here: https://goo.gl/sp5q4q 

Direct download: MX_Endurance_Podcast_Episode_60.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:08pm AEDT

This week we go through recent endurance sports news including the first Otillo race in the US, the new seaweed water packaging used at the London Marathon and Kipchoge's new attempt at a sub-2 hour marathon. We discuss the weekend's results from Gulf Coast 70.3, Asia-Pacific 70.3 Championships and Pays d'Aix as well as recent events in the Giro d'Italia.

These episodes will aim to fill the gaps between episodes with Macca and will focus on news and endurance sports results.

For more information about MX Endurance: http://www.mxendurance.com

 

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You can also find Tim's podcast 'Think Fit' here: https://goo.gl/sp5q4q 

Direct download: MX_Endurance_Episode_59_Final_Version.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:40pm AEDT

Recent recaps of all the most recent triathlon results including Iron Man Australia, ITU World Long Course Championships, Bussleton 70.3, St George 70.3 and the new world one hour record that was recently set. 

We discuss some new changes to get these episodes out more consistently including news episodes twice a month, a monthly episode with Macca and a special guest interview once a month.

For more information about MaccaX: http://www.mxendurance.com/win-a-bike

 

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You can also find Tim's podcast 'Think Fit' here: https://goo.gl/sp5q4q 

Direct download: Mx_Endurance_Podcast_Epiosode_58_Final_Version.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:15pm AEDT

It's been a while but Macca is back on the newly named MX Endurance Podcast. 

With so much having happened since we last recorded we discuss the new 70.3 World Record and the most expensive cramp in the history of our sport! We look at the impending show down between Frodo and Lange this year in Kona. We discuss Gomez's decision to aim for Tokyo 2020 and Holly Lawrence's return to racing and if she will step up to long course racing.

We talk about the Super League 2018/2019 season and make our predictions for the final in Singapore.

We announce a range of changes to MaccaX including the new branding and name. MX Endurance is now a collaborative network of athletes all working together to maximise their performance. Head to www.mxendurance.com  to find out more and join for as little as $10 a month.

 

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You can also find Tim's podcast 'Think Fit' here: https://goo.gl/sp5q4q 

Direct download: MX_Podcast_Episode_1-2019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:49pm AEDT

If you are interested in triathlon then the last few weeks have seen something for everyone. We have had records broken in the lava fields of Kona both on the mens and womens side as well as the launch of the 2018/2019 Super League season.

Macca gives his thoughts on both races. We discuss how Super League Jersey unfolded and how this different format of racing impacted on the athletes. Macca believes that Super League will become a testing ground for future long course stars as well.

We then talk about Kona. So much to say but 2 course records absolutely destroyed. We talk about how both the mens and womens races unfolded and what these results will mean for next year's event. Macca gives his thoughts on which was a more impressive performance. His answer may surprise you. We also discuss some of the gutsy efforts and results off the podium.

Sign up for more information about the exciting changes: https://mxendurance.com 

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You can also find Tim's podcast 'Think Fit' here: https://goo.gl/sp5q4q 

Direct download: MaccaX_Episode_56_Final_Version.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:19am AEDT

We made you wait for it but we made it worth it as we present our 70.3 World Championship recap. Thanks to MG we are also excited to present post-race interviews with your top 3 men, Jan Frodeno, Alistair Brownlee & Javier Gomez. Macca gives his thoughts on the mens and womens race and the stand out performances off the podium.

We discuss the news that Jan Frodeno wont be lining up in Kona and what this means for the race. Who does Macca think will take the title now and how the race will unfold.

Chris talks about the ITU Grand Final on the Gold Coast and in light of what happened with Frodo, tells us if there was ever a time he breathed a sigh of relief to hear someone wasn't racing.

 

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You can also find Tim's podcast 'Think Fit' here: https://goo.gl/sp5q4q 

Direct download: MaccaX_Episode_55_Final_Version.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:47pm AEDT

After a week of fun in Penticton for our team camp and Super League Penticton we sat down to catch up with some of the pro athletes and MaccaX members. We talk about what went down in Penticton with air quality issues and how Super League reacted. We have a rolling list if guests on this episode including the CEO of Super League, American, Canadian, New Zealand and Australian pro athletes and we hear from the MaccaX team about how their camp experience was.

We discuss the recent results at Iron Man Mont Tremblant with Cody Beals making an impressive IM debut. We also discuss what we can expect to see at the 70.3 World Championships in a couple of weeks.

For more information about MaccaX: http://www.maccax.com 

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You can also find Tim's podcast 'Think Fit' here: https://goo.gl/sp5q4q 

Direct download: MaccaX_Episode_54_Final_Version.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06am AEDT

Plenty of results to talk about including some impressive female performances at IM Lake Placid, IM UK and the ITU World Long Course Championships. 

We also took the time this week to get some training advice. First, Macca talks about how to manage your training and racing in season and how you can actually use races to find form. We also then discuss the difference between motivation and accountability and how Macca managed to train when he wasn't motivated. These are tips that all athletes, age group or pro can use to improve.

We answer some questions from the MaccaX community and make some more announcements including another addition to the coaching staff.

For more information about MaccaX: http://www.maccax.com 

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You can also find Tim's podcast 'Think Fit' here: https://goo.gl/sp5q4q 

Direct download: MaccaX_Episode_53_Final_Version.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:20am AEDT

Chris has been so busy training the house down around the world that we haven't had a chance to sit down and record. But with plenty of races, there is plenty to talk about. 

We discuss the recent European Iron Man Championships which saw the current defending World Champion come up against 2-time World Champion and the results were epic. You cannot mention Frankfurt without talking about Daniela Ryf's incredible performance! We discuss the mens and womens race at Challenge Roth, Gomez making his IM debut in Cairns and even get into the Tour de France!

We hear how Chris's training is going as he prepares to make his return to racing in Penticton while taking part in the MaccaX camp in the lead up to the event.

For more information about MaccaX: http://www.maccax.com 

For the Penticton Camp: http://www.maccax.com/super-league-penticton-maccax-camp/ 

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You can also find Tim's podcast 'Think Fit' here: https://goo.gl/sp5q4q 

 

Direct download: MaccaX_Episode_52_Final_Version.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am AEDT

Lots of races to catch up on this week including Barcelona 70.3 wth Javier Gomez winning and looking the goods for Cairns IronMan where he will face off against current form athlete, Terrenzo Bozzone. We discuss Chattanooga 70.3, IronMan Australia, St George 70.3 and Yokohama ITU racing. Macca shares his thoughts on Leanda Cave's amazing career now that she has announced her retirement. We also discuss the recent volcano eruptions in Hawaii and if it will impact the Kona race this year.

Macca talks about why this year's IM World Championships is going to be such an exciting race. We get a Super League Triathlon update now that they have announced their season. We also answer some listener questions about how to recover form an event and Chris talks about which of his rivals he would like to race against as an age grouper, the answer may surprise you!

For more information about MaccaX: http://www.maccax.com 

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You can also find Tim's podcast 'Think Fit' here: https://goo.gl/sp5q4q 

Direct download: MaccaX_Episode_51_Final_Version.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:50pm AEDT

We are back after Macca's travels around Europe and the US with Superleague. The good thing? We have lots to discuss as we sink our teeth into the recent drafting controversy around IM Texas. Chris gives his thoughts on how we can resolve the growing problem with short, over-crowded courses. We also discuss a whole range of results including IM South Africa, WTS Bermuda, 70.3 Oceanside and Crowie's impressive result in China. We specifically talk about the domination Frodo demonstrated at Oceanside, Lucy Charles' performance in South Africa, swimming faster than most of the male pros and the impressive racing from the Commonwealth Games.

We also discuss when is it ok for Macca to make a comeback to racing? As a former pro who loves the sport, is there ever a time where he would be able to come back and race as an age grouper without being lynched by the masses? 

We make a number of announcements for MaccaX including new team sponsors, coaches and upcoming camps.

 

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You can also find Tim's podcast 'Think Fit' here: https://goo.gl/sp5q4q 

Direct download: MaccaX_Podcast_Episode_50_Final_Version.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am AEDT

You have spoken and we listened. This week Chris gives his thoughts on who are the best male and female triathletes of all time. We are talking about triathletes. Not IronMan, not short course, who are the best triathletes of all time. Find out who Chris thinks are the best men to have raced ever and who he thinks are the greatest women to ever put on the lycra. We then go a step further and Chris declares who he thinks, regardless of gender is the greatest triathlete of all time. 

We discuss the recent domination of Terenzo Bozzone winning 3 races in 15 days. We also discuss the retirement of Brad Kahlefeldt and his wife Radka's impressive return to racing. Chris answers a question from MaccaX member, Sean Green about athletes getting out of their comfort zone.

For more information about MaccaX: http://www.maccax.com 

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You can also find Tim's podcast 'Think Fit' here: https://goo.gl/sp5q4q 

And to see the cancer fundraiser kit Tim mentioned follow this link: https://www.stelfcycling.com/products/fuckcancer-kit 

Direct download: MaccaX_Episode_49_Final_Version.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm AEDT

Welcome back! You might be getting confused by just how consistent this podcast is becoming! But with so much happening in the world of triathlon how could we not!?!? This week we discuss the recent WTS Abu Dhabi race which saw Henri Schoeman and Rachel Klamer take the wins in a race full of crashes and drama! We then take a look at the amazing performances at Iron Man New Zealand over the weekend where Terenzo Bozzone put together an incredible swim, bike and run to not only finally win his home Iron Man but also go sub 8 in the process. We discuss the incredible performance of Cam Brown who at 45 broke his own course record! We also discuss the brilliant victory of Laura Siddel who convincingly turned last year's 2nd place into 1st this year with her 9 hour flat result. Tim also gives his friend and training partner Charles Legget a shout out for taking out the 70.3 in Taupo as well (AG only race.)

We then have a discussion about who is the G.O.A.T triathlete. Gomez? Brownlee? Frodeno? Allen? Find out Chris's thoughts and why he finds it such a difficult question to answer. Thanks to MaccaX member, James Bale for the question this week.

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Direct download: Maccax_Episode_48_Final_Version.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:40pm AEDT

This week we discuss some recent results including Brownlee and Lawrence's performances at Dubai 70.3 as well as Geelong 70.3, Challenge Wanaka and Husky Long Course. Macca talks about the 40 years of Kona history and some of his most memorable moments. We then discuss the biggest changes he noticed throughout his career and afterwards including some changes in technology he thought were ridiculous that turned out to be game changers and some funny stories about how to dress like a cyclist to impress your cyclist friends. We discuss if there is still a place for long course triathlon in the future now that the Olympics are going shorter and answer a MaccaX member, Henning Von Poser's question about where the sport will be in 10 years.

Plenty of laughs this time as Chris accepts just how old he is and how long he has been involved in the sport! He also discusses the changes in triathlon fashion since he first started out.

 

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You can also find Tim's podcast 'Think Fit' here: https://goo.gl/sp5q4q 

Direct download: MaccaX_Episode_47.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:55pm AEDT

So much to discuss this episode including the Henri Schoeman's news and why athletes are crucified on social media before all the information has been discovered. We discuss Alistair Brownlee's plans for 2018 and if we will see him line up at an IM distance race. Alistair is racing Dubai 70.3 and will be aiming for the $1 Million Triple Crown Prize. We also discuss Javier Gomez taking on Kona this year and why it was the right time for him to step up in distance. We discuss the women to watch this year and the different seasons we can expect to see from Holly Lawrence and Daniela Ryf. We discuss some of the women coming back from maternity leave and changes happening to the Bahrain Endurance 13 team this year as they prepare for Tokyo and more World Championships.

Chris gives his opinions on why it is important to take a break every year for both your mental and physical wellbeing and a bit of an update about Superleage's new season and why you want to be a member of MaccaX with all of the benefits coming!

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You can also find Tim's podcast 'Think Fit' here: https://goo.gl/sp5q4q 

Direct download: MaccaX_Episode_46_FInal_Version.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32am AEDT

A new direction for the MaccaX podcast as we try to make the show more consistent and more beneficial to the members of MaccaX! In the final episode for 2017 we introduce the new co-host of the podcast, Tim Ford. We discuss some changes coming to the show in the future and the direction of MaccaX. We then get into the good stuff with a 2017 wrap up. We discuss what Macca thinks about the changes to the Kona qualification. Will it lead to faster times on the big island? Will there be a higher DNF rate for professional athletes? Will we see a sub 8 time in Hawaii? We discuss Superleague Triathlon. How it went in 2017 and the goals for the future as well as where the 2018 races will be held! We talk about Frodo's Kona performance and why Lionel Sanders is the most exciting professional in the sport. We discuss how the Kona race will be run in the future and what impact Javier Gomez will have on the race. We talk about Danile Ryf's year and Holly Lawrence beating her for the Million Dollar pay day in Bahrain. As well as a chat about the amazing year that Kristian Blummenfelt, Sarah Crowley and Laura Siddall had in 2017.

We then discuss some of the highlights of MaccaX members including AG World Champions, Ultra Man World Champion finishers and some impressive women who did the team proud in Kona.

For more information about MaccaX: http://www.maccax.com 

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You can also find Tim's podcast 'Think Fit' here: https://goo.gl/sp5q4q 

Direct download: MaccaX_podcast_Episode_45_final_version.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:49pm AEDT

  • Lionel Sanders 3peat at IM Arizona
  • Weekend review

Arizona Ironman

The guys discuss Lionel Sanders’ incredible progress. The Rocky Balboa of triathlon

Island House Tri and that epic sprint between Ben Kanute and Terenzo.

  • If Kona happened in November Terenzo could be world champ! He runs off rhythm until he’s done then starts again. Is Terenzo racing Bahrain or Western Sydney?
  • Macca’s picks for the weekend:

Western Sydney 70.3

Bahrain 70.3 – should be an easy $1m for Daniela

Phuket 70.3 – weak field with so many big races

 

  • Is there money to be made in triathlon?
  • Jan Frodeno – coming off a soft year what’s his strategy for a comeback. Is he intimidated by the likes of Lionel Sanders?
  • Career longevity – the impact of so many races
  • Patrick Lange – someone Macca never picked to win Kona
  • Gwen Jorgensen’s move to marathon – an easier lifestyle choice with a family. Will Flora Duffy fill her shoes in triathlon.
  • Younger athletes will do well at Olympics with the shorter distance – Zaferes, Cook, Gorman, Brown – USA very strong
  • Last big race of the year at IMWA – Terenzo defending
  • Alistair Brownlee – plans for 70.3/Olympics/Ironman
  • Macca’s travels – Superleague where to next?
  • Questions

Superleague for IM triathletes – any advice

What format would Age Groupers prefer?

MaccaX camps around Superleague races

Direct download: 2017-11-21-t05-37-40pm-final-mix.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am AEDT

  • What’s going on, America? Tom Petty, Hugh Hefner, incident in Las Vegas .... WTF? 
  • How often is Macca running/training?
  • MaccaNOW and MaccaX at Super League Jersey – guest-starring Alistair Brownlee
  • Swozzi, HeiQ designed Super League Jersey uniforms
  • Next Super League Triathlon event…
  • Big takeaways from Super League Triathlon
  • Women’s race – Katie Zaferes, Nicola Spirig
  • Men’s race – Kristian Blummenfelt
  • Breakout commentating from Alistair Brownlee and Vicky Holland
  • Prize money breakdown
  • How many days of racing is ideal
  • Like the Super League Triathlon Facebook Page
  • Two weeks from Kona – who’s mentally there?
  • Lionel Sanders getting plenty of fan support
  • Pete Jacobs, Frederik van Lierde, Sebastian Kienle all won Kona once, only previous champions racing
  • War is between Kienle, Jan Frodeno, James Cunnama, Sanders
  • Kona record 8:03 – who could break it? Winds of Kona
  • Most races set up for faster times unlike Kona
  • Tim Don vulnerable on bike but tactically strong on run
  • Bike ride is more aggressive, impacts the marathon
  • Macca’s Kona races – does he miss it?
  • Normann Stadler and Macca now on good terms
  • Effect of social media on athlete mental state
  • Women’s race is Daniela Ryf’s to lose, sorry Chrissie
  • Triple Crown is on – Ryf and Javier Gomez
  • Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa wants to qualify for Kona
  • MaccaX member Evelyn Salama racing in Kona – best tips for a first-timer
  • Macca going to Beijing for Under Armour

 

Team MaccaX Questions:

Stuart Gray – How to manage own expectations after setting new PRs?

Ian Farrell – What do you think of the run-walk strategy for Ironman marathon?

 

Kona underdog predictions:

  • James Cunnama in red-hot form with mega-run
  • Lionel Sanders could be in top 10
  • Sebastian Kienle
  • Ben Hoffman with consistent year, tough to beat, clever racer
  • Terenzo Bozzone needs a big performance, sweats a lot

 

Heat prep for Kona: dry heat vs. humid heat

Altitude training benefits smaller guys rather than big guys

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Category:Sports -- posted at: 12:55am AEDT

Medellin, Colombia a potential cycling and running haven, great weather

  • Busy city but great tracks and trails just outside
  • Like NZ but cheaper, welcomes investment and foreigners

 

ITU Long Distance Worlds

  • Congrats to MaccaX member Jenna-Caer Seefried, age group world champion
  • Original Ironman Canada course all the greats like Peter Reid raced on
  • 3-120-30, an ideal long distance format you can race til the finish
  • Lionel Sanders: Macca’s fave triathlete outside of Javier Gomez; has had the #1 season this year among the men; walked away from 70.3 Worlds to focus on Kona
  • Josh Amberger now working with the Trisutto group, same coach as Sarah Crowley’s
  • Sarah Crowley won ITU LD Worlds, has had the #1 season this year (Frankfurt, Cairns, going to Konai)

 

Kona

  • Frodeno has dodged big events; could he see Sanders as a threat?
  • Sanders has worked on his weaknesses, improved swim with Gerry Rodriguez
  • Tim Don’s 70.3 Worlds performance (3rd) was done off an Ironman build; able to drop the fast boys and strong at finish
  • Ben Hoffman, Brent McMahon
  • Kona doesn’t seem to have depth, unlike back in Macca’s day four previous champions were racing the field every year (Faris, Stadler, Crowie, Macca) plus Raelert and Chris Lieto; pressure was on defending champion to dictate the pace
  • Women’s side, Ryf to dominate completely with Crowley as potential challenger -- could Ryf be better than Chrissie?

 

Ironman 70.3 Worlds

  • Split men’s and women’s races; great course
  • Ryf crushed the field mentally even before the race, was in a great headspace
  • Defending champion Holly Lawrence imploded mentally (looking back instead of looking forward)
  • Emma Pallant starting to come through the distance -- learned the craft racing in Asia then ran through the field to finish 2nd
  • Coverage could be better, don’t just stay with the leaders; commentary lagged by 10 minutes
  • Awesome men’s race
  • Tim Reed vulnerable to big swimmers like Ben Kanute (racing Super League Jersey) who led out of the water and changed the dynamic
  • Javier Gomez was tactically smart, prepared to race this
  • Sebastian Kienle frustrated, could not put pressure on
  • Sam Appleton had a good year
  • Proves ITU athletes can succeed in long-course

 

Triple Crown

  • Gomez and Ryf going after it, with $2mil total on the line at Ironman 70.3 Bahrain

 

Javier Gomez

  • Should he move to Ironman? Not doing so he could miss out on peak years of racing
  • Still has Olympic dreams; Spain a contender for mixed relay gold in 2020

 

Super League Jersey

  • Who’s racing, who’s not racing
  • Two days of racing broadcast live on BBC and with massive broadcast distribution thanks to media partner Lagardere -- most distributed triathlon in history!
  • First women’s race
  • Jersey is NOT New Jersey
  • Corporate Mix: a way for sponsorships to come into the sport without locking anyone out
  • superleaguetriathlon.com
  • What will it take to win? What kind of conditions will athletes face?

Questions;

  • Tips for the offseason? (Jenna-Caer Seefried)
  • Workouts to replace swimming while injured? (Anthony DiMauro)
  • What strength training to do in the offseason? (Lynda Rowan)
  • MaccaX members get an offseason strength training plan designed by Belinda Granger
  • How to train for long swim transitions if training mostly in pools? (Chris Stevens)
  • What was Macca's longest time out of the sport while he was competing and how did he approach rebuilding his volume and fitness? (David Procida)
  • How to make the most out of run training and get fast fast without getting injured or looking like a skeleton? (Anne-Louise McLean)
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  • Superleague updates - Race 1 location announced (sort of!) 
  • Alistair Brownlee dominance! 
  • Brownlee V's Frodeno - When they will meet
  • Holly Lawrence V's Daniela Ryf 
  • Ultraman Australia and Coach Justin Granger's athlete Andrew Hartnett

Questions Answered ...

  • What changed in your mindset from training to racing?
  • How do you reinvent yourself year after year to keep improving
  • Off Season training - Members get your free plan (email azza@macax.com)
  • Push through the pain or listen to your body?

 

Direct download: Podcast_41_mastered.mp3
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  • Update on the next Super League races
  • Reviews: Oceanside 70.3, Texas IM, Gran Canaria
  • Lionel Sanders V's Frodo
  • Alistair Brownlee stepping it up
  • Holly Lawrence V's Daniela Ryf (+ wildcard Heather Jackson)
  • Macca's picks for the 2017 70.3 World Champs
  • Why so many sub 8'hr performances?
  • How to get stronger on the 2nd half of the marathon. 

 

 

 

Direct download: Podcast-No.40_04-2017_mastered.mp3
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Chris "Macca" McCormack talks Super League and where the idea came from and dives a little bit into the race format and the athletes taking place. 

What it will take to be successful and what you can expect. 

https://superleaguetriathlon.com/

 

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  • Lionel Sanders – New Ironman World Record at Ironman Arizona, his story and the person
  • Using the Indoor trainer 
    • Loretta Harris & Andy Potts 
  • Ashlee Gentle 
  • Gomez and Brownlee - going long 
    • Alister 70.3 Worlds 2017
    • Javier 70.3 Worlds 2017, Lond distance end of the year
  • Can anyone beat Jan Frodeno
  • Sebastian Kienle - Have we seen the best of him? 
  • Daniela Ryf Chrissie Wellington
    • Holly Lawrence, Amelia Watkinson
  • Ask Chris what it is that you look for when signing athletes other than performances.
  • Best piece of advice for any up and coming professional athlete 
  • Can the alter ego personality be taught or is it just something you’re born with?
  • How Chris became such a smack talker

 

Short talk with MaccaX members

Tim Ford who won his AG last week at Laguna Phuket Triathlon

  • From 125kgs to 165lbs
  • His story, what was the turning point?
  • Dealing with depression and being in denial. “I’m probably going to die”

Here is on old podcast with more details about Tim:

 

Craig Toh - over 32 MaccaX meet ups around the world

  • how to travel, train and stick to a program
  • MaccaX is his family away from his family

 

See more and join us on MaccaX

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