Tyler Butterfield - Professional Triathlete
Episode 167: Tyler Butterfield - Professional Triathlete
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In this episode of The Greg Bennett Show, Greg is joined by Tyler Butterfield.
Tyler is an incredible athlete who has accomplished so much in his career. He's a two-time Olympian, having competed in the triathlon event at both the 2004 and 2012 Summer Olympics. He's also an Ironman champion, having won multiple Ironman events throughout his career, and finished multiple times in the top ten at the Hawaiin IM world championships.
His accomplishments don't stop there. He's also spent time as a professional cyclist, racing for Team Slipstream and finishing 11th in the cycling road race at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
Tyler comes from a family of athletes, with his father having competed in rowing at the 1972 Olympics before switching to the marathon and triathlon and his mother being a successful marathon runner. His wife Nikki is also a former professional triathlete.
5:48 - Greg and Tyler discuss the power of the super shoe and how it prolonged his career.
15:14 - Cancun Worlds was a break-through performance for Tyler. He describes how he felt and how it played out.
There's no difference between 2nd & 3rd at a World Champs ... you either win, or you don't.
18:44 - Tyler and Greg discuss some of the highs and lows through his sporting career, and what he has learnt from them.
20:24 - Tyler explains how he ands Nikki created their training resume around their family of four children.
They're trying to give you a wildcard to the Athens Olympics ...
23:18 - The inspiration to work hard can come from many different influences. Tyler explains how the people he was working with fulltime as a job, became his greatest inspiration to focus on his pro career.
The down periods ... that's part-n-parcel of training hard ...
28:36 - Greg & Tyler discuss the changes that he has observed since starting the sport at age 7.
34:35 - What do you have to do to become a great and competitive athlete? Tyler explains.
39:31 - Greg & Tyler discuss his opinion on the IM championships splitting between Kona & Nice.
44:07 - Who Tyler feels is the greatest triathlete of all time?
47:45 - Who are three people you would you want to have dinner with (nonfamily, living or dead)?
48:55 - Greg & Tyler wrap their conversation up with some rapid fire questions and answers.
One book you would recommend?
Two most-used apps on your phone?
Out of 10, how cool are you?
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?
There's nothing like competition to make it the toughest
1:03:28 - Interview concludes.
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