In episode 310 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Cam Wurf (OLY): INEOS Grenadier Pro Cyclist & Ironman Triathlon Champion in this Featured Performer Episode.
Cam Wurf been referred to as one of the world's greatest endurance athletes. He has spent more than half of his life in elite sport across three sports - rowing, triathlon, and professional cycling. It all started for Cam with his first passion of rowing, winning the national schoolboy Sculling crown at the 2001 Australian rowing championships. Cam from there, progressed to the junior and then the under 23 national teams being part of the world championship winning the Lightweight Coxless Four at the 2013 World Rowing under 23 championships. 12 months later, Cam represented Australia at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games in the lightweight men's double scull but Cam's rowing career came to an end in 2006 when he shifted his focus to professional cycling.
In 2011 world cycling Pro Team Cannondale picked up Cam and Cam experienced two have the World Grand Tours who was the joyride Italia and the Vuelta a España in the Cannondale team colours. Cam also spent time racing for Team Liquid Gas and Team Lotto, both world leading teams in the professional cycling peloton at the time. Then in 2015, Cam turned his attention to Ironman Triathlon, turning pro in 2016. And going on to set the Ironman World Championship Black Horse record at Kona in 2018. Cam worked diligently on his run leg the following year to finish fifth place at the 2019 Ironman World Triathlon championships, but then in 2020 Cam was pulled back into the world professional cycling peloton when he donned the team Ineos Grenadiers colours to fill a vacant roster spot instantly impressing team Ineos Grenadiers with his performances and work ethic. Cam has since road two world tours with team Ineos Grenadiers, the Djaro and also the Volta Spania. Looking ahead cam has his eyes firmly set on the Ironman Triathlon World Championship title and given his pedigree we must all watch this space.
Listen in as we delve into the following:
- How his sports began
- His First Triathlon
- His learnings from the Rowing days
- His transition to cycling
- What he learned from his colleagues
- How he got connected with Dennis Cottrell
- Cam as Professional Cyclist and Triathlete
- Challenges riding the Peloton
- Career Highlights
- His training pattern
- Top 3 things that have made a difference in his running
- Where his endurance genes come from
- Listeners Questions
- Performance Round
- Best Advice
- Physical Challenge
- His goals for 2022
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“Every session was just hard, there's no easy minutes in rowing.”
Top 3 things that make a big difference in his running
2. Don't over-do your running
3. Understanding the effort you're working towards
“Make yourself feel good.”
“You think clearly.” – Being in the zone
“If you haven't done the work in training, don’t expect to do it on race day.” - Best Advice
“Longest swim you've ever done.” - Physical Challenge
To follow Cam Wurf
PTO: Cam Wurf
04:40 Welcome Cam
5:40 How his sports began
10:20 His First Triathlon
12:17 His learnings from the Rowing days
20:00 His transition to cycling
28:40 What he learned from his colleagues
35:00 How he got connected with Dennis Cottrell
38:15 Cams return to Professional Cycling
43:00 Challenges riding the Peloton
47:50 Career Highlights
54:05 His training pattern
1:00:00 Top 3 things that have made a difference in his running
1:04:38 Where his endurance genes come from
1:08:30 Listeners Questions
1:12:00 Performance Round
1:24:20 Best Advice
1:26:00 Physical Challenge
1:28:00 His goals for 2022
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Brad Beven - (OAM) Head Coach M5 Academies Triathlon Program, Episode 267 of The Physical Performance Show
Greg Welch - Australian triathlete
Tim Reed - 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Champion, 20x Ironman 70.3 Champion, Episode 266 of The Physical Performance Show
Geraint Thomas - Welsh professional racing cyclist who currently rides for UCI World Team Ineos Grenadiers
Chris Froome - British road racing cyclist
Jono Coulter – Cycling Coach
Sun Yang – Chinese swimmer
Jason Osborne - German rower and road cyclist
Eliud Kipchoge - Kenyan professional long-distance runner
Lionel James Sanders - Canadian professional triathlete
Tom Brady - American football quarterback
Primož Roglič - Slovenian racing cyclist
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