Episode 98: Ben Kanute – Olympic Triathlete, Silver Medallist 70.3 World Triathlon Championships
In episode 98 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer has a conversation with Ben Kanute – Olympic Triathlete, Silver Medallist 70.3 World Triathlon Championships.
Ben has had some break out performances in 2017. He took out the Silver Medal in 70.3 World Triathlon championships in 2017, Ben then went on to take out the Island House Invitational Triathlon series in the Bahamas with a sprint finish with Terenzo Bozzone. Ben is a regular face on the World Triathlon series and also has featured in the Super Triathlete Series.
During the episode Ben shares the origins of his sport, his love of triathlon, insights into his training, performance round as well as the highs and the lows of his burgeoning career to date.
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Listen in as we delve into the following:
- Introduction Ben Kanute
- Triathletes that Ben looked up to.
- Keeping the patience
- Racing on the Gold Coast
- 70.3 World Championships
- Running Pace and Wattage
- Racing against Terenzo Bozzone
- Studying Physiology at University
- Working with a coach
- Darkest Day in competing
- Performance Round
- Funniest thing Ben has seen while training
- Strength Training
- Best Advice
- Physical Challenge
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“Don’t go out there and do too much too early”
“Take what your body is giving you that day”
“Be a connoisseur of pain”
“Keep the body fuelled and topped up”
“Roll, Massage, Normatec Boots and Calories” – Best Recovery Tip
“Focus – What can I do right now to go faster” – Mantra
“Flow State – everything is coming easy to you” – Zone
“There is always a next race” – Best Advice
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Training Peak article on Ben’s World 70.3 Ironman Triathlon Championship silver medal race
Super League Jersey Highlights
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1:00 Introduction Ben Kanute
3:00 Triathletes that Ben looked up to.
6:20 Keeping the patience
8:20 Racing on the Gold Coast
10:15 70.3 World Championships
16:20 Running Pace and Wattage
25:00 Studying Physiology at University
29:00 Working with a coach
30:30 Darkest Day in competing
34:30 Performance Round
43:15 Funniest thing Ben has seen while training
45:40 Strength Training
48:00 Bucket list
49:40 Best Advice
52:30 Physical Challenge
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