Laura Bennett - Triathlon Hall of Fame inductee
Laura Bennett - Triathlon Hall of Fame
Episode 136: Laura Bennett
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Today I am joined by the most recent USATriathlon Hall Of Fame inductee ... my lovely wife, mother of our two children, and Olympian and former professional triathlete, Laura Bennett.
Laura is a four-time World Championships medalist, four-time US National Champion, and multiple US Olympic Triathlete, She’s an NCAA championship-winning swimmer from Southern Methodist University and she had almost 20 years at the top of the sport of Triathlon as a professional. She spent some time as the world's number 1 ranked triathlete and narrowly missed winning the world series title in 2003.
In this episode Greg and Laura recap her journey, looking at the highs and lows of Laura's career and the lessons she has learned along the way.
2012 U.S. Olympic Team Member
2011 USAT Elite National Champion
2010 USAT Olympic/ITU Triathlete of the Year
2010 USAT Elite National Champion
2008 U.S. Olympic Team Member
2008 USAT Olympic/ITU Triathlete of the Year
2007 USAT Olympic/ITU Triathlete of the Year
2006 USAT Olympic/ITU Triathlete of the Year
2004 Olympic Team Alternate
2003 USAT Elite National Champion
2003 USOC Triathlete of the Year
1:48 - Interview starts
3:21 - Laura describes what it feels like to be inducted into the USA Triathlon Hall Of Fame.
7:47 - What is scarier, standing on the Olympic podium, or giving a speech at the awards night?
9:50 - Finding sport is within you. Laura describes her journey to Triathlon through her early years.
16:11 - Laura began at the age of 12, and now as a mum of 2, she explains how parents can foster the love of sport in young teenagers.
21:34 - Laura and Greg rewind the clock and talk about her full journey through her younger years.
24:48 - If you are a young pro athlete, The Bennett's give their experienced opinion on how to develop. Race! Race often, build up your calendar to ensure you are racing often.
Even a bad race is better than a great training day
27:06 - When you look back at your 20 year career, what are some of your greatest highs?
29:38 - Laura explains her journey to the Olympics.
26:08 - The low's of a pro athletes career can often be defining moments. Laura describes her career low points and how they allowed her to focus (and achieve) on what was truly important.
38:38 - Hintsa have a core model titled The Circle of better life. Sleep & Recovery, Nutrition, General Health, Mental Management, Bodywork and Biomechanics, and Physical Training. The Bennet's have added a 7th core, Relationships and Team and they explain how they integrated it together into their own professional training and life.
It takes as much effort to win a $250,000 race as it does a $2500 race
47:07 - Laura has a unique story of her biggest mistake in a race in her career.
51:12 - Do you believe athletes are born, or made? Nature vs. Nurture?
54:29 - Should Triathlon at the Olympics be sprint distance or Olympic?
59:39 - The Bennett's conclude their chat with a rapid fire Q&A
1. Best and worst subject 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. Music or no music during workouts?
8. Number #1 pet peeve?
9. Which decade of music is the best?
10. Best after-party in Triathlon?
1:04:01 - Interview concludes.
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