Sean Conway is a man of extremes. He became the first person to swim from Lands End to John O'Groats. His 4,200 mile triathlon around the coast of Great Britain landed him a World Record. And he's the fastest person to cycle across Europe. He also has a very famous ginger beard.
It was superb to chat to Sean and hear:
12:51 How record attempts begin
14:20 All about the 3 Fs and why records matter so much
23:40 The urgency to make something happen when he was living with his mum in a 1 bedroom flat
25:43 Setting off on his Round the World bike ride
33.00 The idea behind swimming the length of Britain
39:19 Struggling to get sponsorship for his record swim and why it would have been ok for Michael Phelps
42:00 How he consumed enough calories when chewing became too hard
46:00 Why the fear of failure is such a driving force for him
48:44 Lessons he has learned from his failures and successes as a competitive ultra endurance sportsperson
Tri Sharing Wisdom
We want you to help each other to become better athletes by sharing your triathlon tips on social media and we'll get some of the best ones on the podcast too. This week, it's triathlete and coach Nic Dawson who has advice to deal with injury. Get involved with the hashtag #TriSharingWisdom on social media.
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