Daniel Bækkegård - Professional triathlete
Daniel Bækkegård - Professional triathlete
Episode 173: Daniel Bækkegård - Professional triathlete
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In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg is joined by Danish triathlon sensation, Daniel Bækkegård.
Ironman Austria winner in his debut, one of the youngest professional athletes to qualify for the Ironman World Championship, multiple 70.3 winner, and 3rd place finisher at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship St. George.
With a remarkable professional career that began in 2019, he has quickly become one of the sport's rising stars. From his humble beginnings in a small Danish village, he has evolved into a dominant force in the triathlon world, claiming victory at the Ironman 70.3 European Championship with a truly impressive performance.
Press play and listen to why Daniel epitomises the saying "Success comes to those who endure One Moment Longer"
6:32 - Daniel is competitive athlete who knows what he wants, and is going agressively after it. He explains his full training day for a Tuesday (the day of recording)
8:51 - Daniel describes how his pre-season training and racing has been progressing after finishing his previous season at Ironman Israel.
I felt at that point I was running as fast as I could
22:20 - Daniel and Greg discuss how crucial racing is for a pro athletes training program.
The learnings from a bad race far outweigh the learnings from a good training day
30:06 - Daniel rewinds the clock and describes how he found his passion for endurance sport by watching the Olympics with his Grandad.
It's one of the most underated moments in the history of the sport
38:05 - Daniel explains the moment he remembers when he knew triathlon was 'his' sport.
A great coach shouldnt be a motivator
46:16 - Greg and Daniel discuss how he has surrounded himself with mindset professionals to ensure he continues to not only be a world champion in training, but also a world champion in racing.
I wanted to do anything in my power to get the best out of myself
59:43 - What would Daniel Bækkegård tell his 18-year-old self?
1:00:52 - Who would Daniel Bækkegård want to have dinner with (nonfamily, living or dead)?
1:01:53 - At 26 years of age, where does Daniel Bækkegård see himself in 3 years?
1:02:58 - One piece of advice from Daniel Bækkegård for us all to live a better life by.
1:04:00 - The lads end with some rapid fire questions;
One book you would recommend?
Two most-used apps on your phone?
Toughest race of his career so far?
Out of 10, how cool is Daniel Bækkegård?
Who would you want to play a movie of your life?
Which decade of music is the best?
Where is somewhere you haven’t been, you’d like to go?
Greatest movie of all time?
... be curious about all aspects of the world
1:07:34 - Interview concludes.
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