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Aaron Royle - Olympian

Aaron Royle - Olympian

Episode 140: Asron Royle - Olympian

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"The Greg Bennett Show"

In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg has an insightful conversation with one of the consistent and most diversified professional Triathletes in the world, Aaron Royle.

Winning, and podiums at major events from the WTS super sprint mixed relay, to non-drafting Olympic and U23 World Title, to Ironman 70.3s and middle distance events. Aaron’s always at the pointy end of the race and making others chase.

Aaron, nick-named “Bugs”, made his Olympic debut at the 2016 Rio Games after he secured Australia’s first Triathlon quota spot having finished 6th at the 2015 Rio Test Event.

A multiple Olympian from Australia, he is preparing to marry Non Stanford who in her own right is an Olympian, World & European Champion - together making up the ultimate power couple in the world of Triathlon.


2:11 - Interview starts

8:03 - With a solid win at The Collins Club recently, Aaron is definitely in form. He explains where he feels he is at within his strengths and fitness.

13:35 - Super League v. PTO v. Ironman - who's doing it best?

15:22 - At the age oof 32, Aaron's experience in endurance is now combining with his speed. Greg and Aaron discuss how Aaron feels at this stage of his career.

18:23 - Greg rewinds the clock with Aaron and the lads discuss Aaron's upbringing and how he first found his love for triathlon.

25:47 - Travelling around the globe and competing as a young athlete with his mates can create many great moments, and many wonderful life stories. Aaron describes this time in his life.

28:29 - Aaron describes his greatest highlight in his career so far.

This is what I need to do to win

34:00 - Learning how to win can take some specific preparation and laser-beam focusing on the process.

37:23 - Very few poeple leave an Olympics happy. Greg & Aaron discuss how achievements and disappoinment can often 'define' an athlete.

38:36 - Injuries. If we push our bodies as hard and as often as elite athletes, injuries are inevitable. Aaron describes some of the more serious and troublesome injuries he has had throughout his triathlon career.

49:52 - Races on his bucket list that are driving and inspiring Aaron.

59:02 - The boys conclude with some fun Rapid fire questions.

1. Best and worst subjects at school?

2. What are you currently watching on Netflix?

3. First car you owned.

4. Two most-used apps on your phone?

5. What time of day are you most productive?

6. First job?

7. Who does most of the chores around the home?

8. Who would you want to play a movie of your life?

9. Which decade of music is the best?

10. Where is somewhere you haven’t been, you’d like to go?

11. Greatest movie of all time?

1:05:23 - Conclusion


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