Finding out how ordinary people do extraordinary things! In this series of podcasts, Charlie Reading talks to some of the most well-known people in the endurance sports world to discover the secrets of their success. You'll get an insight into the key learning principals of some of the world's top professional athletes, Olympians and World Record holders in the disciplines of running, swimming, cycling and triathlons.


September 8, 2023 62 mins

Get ready to stretch your horizons! We've got an enlightening conversation with Evan Lynch, a noteworthy nutritionist and educator, who gives us a compelling look at the lesser-known topic of relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) in men. Drawing from his unique journey from being an Irish race walker to a respected voice in nutritional science, Evan provides a refreshing perspective on this crucial topic. This episode is...

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What does it take to go from a humble beginning to becoming a world's leading triathlete? Katie Zaferes, our guest for today, holds the answers. From her sunny family fun activity to her Olympic dream, Katie shares an inspiring journey filled with grit and determination. 

Brace yourself for a roller coaster ride as we discuss her crash in Tokyo and her amazing comeback to become a World Champion - all within two weeks...

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Prepare for an exhilarating journey as we traverse the captivating world of adventure racing, obstacle course racing, and ninja competitions with none other than Ian Adamson, a Guinness World Record holder and the reigning Ninja World Record holder. We'll immerse ourselves in the adrenaline-filled tales of global competitions, and the triumphant victories of Team Nike. From the formats of endurance events, the world's top...

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Having been a former Canadian International Alpine ski racer, Raya Usher understands the intensities, pressures and physiological demands that are placed on athletes no matter what level they are competing at. Will Usher, her husband, is a full-time coach and has been coaching Triathlon for 21 years now and has guided over 200 athletes to GB Age Group success with numerous Top 10, podiums and champions across the whole range of ITU...

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Iain Hamilton founded OSB Events as a college project and has built a business renowned for its brilliant and accessible races. A former Elite triathlete himself, he won a lifetime achievement award in 2015 for his work developing the sport in the UK.

As organiser of the award winning Outlaw Triathlon Series and the Cambridge Half Marathon (which Claire and I have raced in ourselves),  we wanted to chat to Iain about the ...

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In the world of triathlon, Karen Smyers is force to be reckoned with. In 1995, she etched her name in history as the first American woman to conquer the prestigious Ironman World Championship. Her triumphs continued as she secured titles like the ITU Triathlon World Championship and claimed the U.S. National Champion title three times. She is still the only woman to win the IM World Championship and the ITU World Championship in th...

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May 5, 2023 74 mins

As we draw Season 4 of the TRIBEathlon podcast to a close, I am astonished by the quality of the guests we have had and the wealth of information and inspiration we have taken from them; Mark Allen, the top-rated endurance athlete of all time, Bob Babbitt, the godfather of triathlon, Sharron Davies the Olympic and broadcasting legend and Tom Evans, the breakthrough British ultra-runner to name just a few! 

To commemorate an incredib...

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Eoin Everard is a former international runner with impressive achievements, including being a sub 4-minute miler and a five-time national champion. He has also won the 3k European Indoor Masters Championship.

As a PhD holder in biomechanics and a chartered physio, he has a wealth of knowledge to share about injury prevention, including the most common causes of running injuries and key steps to avoid them. He also highlig...

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March 24, 2023 71 mins

Tom Evans, a former British Army Captain, first made his mark on the ultra-running world in 2017, when he came third in the 251km desert ultra Marathon des Sables.
Despite entering on the back of a bet with a friend, his third-place finish was the best result any European had ever achieved in the history of the race.

Tom astounded once again in 2018, when he won the 101km CCC race at the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB...

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Bob Babbitt's name is so synonymous with the sport of triathlon, he is known as its Godfather.

Bob's first Ironman in Hawaii was the third in Ironman history and he has been hooked on triathlon ever since, both as a competitor and on the media side of it too. He's a passionate storyteller and is amazing at finding the real stories among the noise of the race. He is also  devoted to the Challenged Athletes F...

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February 24, 2023 94 mins

Dede Griesbauer recently became the Ultraman World Champion at the age of 52. Not turning pro until she was 35, Dede is a veteran Professional Triathlete, being a 3-time Ironman Champion and a 2-time 70.3 Champion. She is the 2016 12-hour Time Trial World Champion, where she set the course record of 258 miles, beating all of the men as well. She won Ultraman Florida in 2020 where she set an Ultraman World Record and she is the 2022...

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Michellie Jones was an Australian triathlete who won two ITU Triathlon World Championships, an Olympic silver medal when triathlon made its Olympic debut and the 2006 Ironman World Championship. She also won a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Paralympics as a guide for Katie Kelly, when paratriathlon made its debut at the Paralympics. She now spends her time coaching other triathletes and around her other passion, horses.

Claire and I ...

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December 16, 2022 83 mins

Julian Dean is a former professional road racing cyclist from New Zealand who competed as a professional between 1999 and 2013. He last rode for UCI World Tour team Orica–GreenEDGE, where he now works as sporting director. Some of his achievements include racing in and completing 7 Tour de France, 4 times Olympian and winning the 2007 and 2008 New Zealand National Road Race Championships.

At the peak of Julian's career he was c...

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I met Leon Chevalier when sat next to him on the flight back from Kona, Hawaii, after he had finished 7th in the Ironman World Championships (in a year where he had also completed his Masters in Chemical Engineering).

Leon has been racing long distance triathlons across the world since 2021, and has already won Ironman Mallorca and Embrunman, came 3rd at Ironman UK and rose from 420th to 22nd in the PTO World Rankings.

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Sabrina Pace-Humphreys is an award-winning businesswoman, an ultra-runner, a social justice activist, a mother of four and grandmother of three. She is co-founder and trustee of the fast-growing community and campaigning charity, Black Trail Runners, and is also a well-known ultra-marathon runner.

Sabrina took up running in 2009 as a tool to manage her post-natal depression and, nine years later, completed the Marathon de...

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November 4, 2022 119 mins

Mark Allen is the arguably the most successful triathlete of all time having won the IRONMAN World Championships® 6 times, the Nice International Triathlon 10 times, and the first recognized Olympic Distance Triathlon Championship. He went undefeated in 21 races for an astounding two-year winning streak from late 1988 thru 1990. He has been inducted into the Halls of Fame for IRONMAN, USA Triathlon, and the International Triathlon ...

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October 21, 2022 69 mins

Sam Bewley is a racing cyclist from New Zealand who, until recently, rode for UCI World Team BikeExchange–Jayco. Bewley also competed for UCI ProTeam Team RadioShack with Lance Armstrong and twice won an Olympic bronze medal on the track. He has raced in nine Grand Tours, including five starts at the Vuelta a España, three starts at the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in its 2020 edition. 

 Sam is a podcast host and also k...

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September 23, 2022 96 mins

Ryan Stramrood is one of South Africa's top extreme adventurers and ice swimmers. He quietly travels to the planet's most inhospitable waterscapes where he seeks out extreme cold water swimming experiences. He swam the first official “Ice Mile” in -1°C water in Antarctica, completed a swim in the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon in Iceland and is the only person to have swam west to east across the shark infested waters of Fals...

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September 9, 2022 85 mins

Sharron Davies MBE is an English former competitive swimmer who has represented Great Britain in the Olympics and European championships and England in the Commonwealth Games. 

 Sharron has attended 12 consecutive Olympic Games, competing in three and then working in the media for the BBC Sport, and she has earned a silver Olympic medal, 2 gold and 2 bronze medals at Commonwealth Games and 2 bronze medals at the European Championshi...

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July 15, 2022 52 mins

Charlie and Claire end season 3 of the TRIBEathlon Podcast by recapping their favourite moments of the season with excerpts of their interviews with guests Wanda Summers, Keri-anne Payne, Dr Nicky Keay, Charlie Spedding, Mimi Anderson, Jodie Stimpson, Elisabet Barnes and Morgan Pearson

 TRIBEathlon Podcast will return for Season 4 in September!

If you enjoyed the TRIBEathlon Podcast, please share, subscribe and rate it on y...

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