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Brad Kahlefeldt - Trathlete, Olympian, 3x World Championship Medallist

Brad Kahlefeldt - Trathlete, Olympian, 3x World Championship Medallist

Episode 170: Brad Kahlefeldt - Trathlete, Olympian, 3x World Championship Medallist

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In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg is joined by an Australian Triathlon legend: Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist, 3x ITU World Championship Medallist, Multiple 70.3 Winner, Dual Olympian, and ITU Hall of fame inductee ... Brad Kahlefeldt.

After an incredible professional career spanning almost two decades, Brad started his coaching business, BKR coaching, and has helped Professionals win major titles, young athletes compete on the world stage, and amateurs smash through their goals.

Brad is married to Ironman 70.3 legend and Olympian Radka Kahlefeldt, and together they own and operate their hometown swim school, Wagga swim hub.

We’ve been mates for 25 years. We have trained together and raced against each other all over the world.

Press play and listen to why Brad epitomises the saying "Success comes to those who endure One Moment Longer"


2:07 - Greg and Brad chat about how, after retiring, he still is running up to 2 marathons a year at a pretty decent pace.

7:21 - So who is Brad Kahlefeldt? Greg and Brad 'rewind the clock' and he describes his sporting upbringing and his running pathway through little athletics.

I was swimming up to 80km a week

13:55 - Knowing that his swim wasn't going to come naturally to his skill set, he did what the coach told him and focussed hard and worked even harder to become better and stronger.

17:33 - Greg & Brad share training stories in the Australian summer back in the day. Hardcore!

It would take you to breaking point

25:45 - Brad describes the moment where he believed he had the chance to make an Olympics and create a career from triathlon.

29:35 - Brad Kahlefeldt epitomises the theme of the show, giving it 'One Moment Longer'. His grit and determination and persistence proved to everyone he deserved the success he achieved. Brad tells the story of this young kid coming through the racing ranks named Javier Gómez Noya and how he raised the bar for everyone competing.

I'd always look at his toenalis before a race

38:22 - Brad describes through his eyes, some of the great highs of his career.

The most mongrel and the most grit

48:33 - Transition from a professional sporting career can be tough for any athlete. Brad and Greg discuss his decision to retire and how he has found a new purpose in his current businesses.

55:04 - What would Brad Kahlefeldt tell his 18-year-old self?

56:10 - Who would you want to have dinner with (nonfamily, living or dead)?

57:35 - Where do you see yourself in 3 years?

1:00:10 - To finish up this epic chat, Greg and Brad run through some rapid fire questions.

  1. One book you would recommend?

  2. Two most-used apps on your phone?

  3. Toughest race?

  4. First job?

  5. Out of 10, how cool are you?

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

  7. Which decade of music is the best?

  8. Favorite race?

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

  10. Greatest movie of all time?

1:07:33 - Interview concludes.


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