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Sophie Coldwell and Tom Evans in Conversation
Episode 6417th February 2021 • Inside Tri Show • Helen Murray
00:00:00 01:04:04

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Sophie Coldwell is a British triathlete and her fiancé Tom Evans is an ultra runner. Sophie’s a front-pack swimmer, she represented England at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 and was 9th at the Olympic Qualification event in Tokyo.  Tom's background couldn't be more different, a British Army captain, he entered Marathon des Sables in 2017 after a bet. He ended up finishing 3rd. He won the 101km race at the UTMB in 2018 and finished 3rd at Western States in 2019. He's turned his attention to the road and hopes to qualify for the Olympic marathon.

You'll hear

05:25 How they met

10:07 Their love for their chickens that they keep at home

20:25 What Tom really thinks of triathlon and Sophie's opinion of Tom's training

34:15 Tom's background in the army and how that helps his mental resilience

40:55 The different sponsorship opportunities between ultra running and Olympic distance triathlon - Sophie doesn't have a wetsuit sponsor for 2021, despite being one of the best swimmers in the sport

47:35 Sophie's Olympic goals

49:48 Tom's marathon hopes

52:45 How they chill out and switch off from sport

Find out more about this week's guest - Sophie Coldwell and Tom Evans

Sophie Coldwell Instagram

Tom Evans Instagram

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