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Linsey Corbin - Preparing for World Championship number 15
Episode 14514th September 2022 • Inside Tri Show • Helen Murray
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This week we look back at the 10th edition of Ironman Wales, the first since 2019 and more tough conditions for competitors (and spectators.) And sticking with Ironman, star of the show is a really wonderful interview with Linsey Corbin, the American pro triathlete who is retiring from triathlon after her 15th Ironman World Championship race taking place in Kona, Hawaii 2022. You'll also meet one of the team from new sponsors Presca Sportswear.

You'll hear:

02:00 Meet Guy Whitby, managing Director at new show sponsors Presca Sportswear.

17:00 Linsey Corbin interview. Linsey talks about when she was working in a dog store after finishing university in 2006 and how she chatted with her husband Chris about the possibility of quitting her job to give professional triathlon a go for a year to see if she could make any money from it.

20:00 Linsey's thoughts on preparing for her 15th and final Ironman World Championship. 'It blows my mind.' I remember being in kona for the first time in 2006 and I was star struck but the whole journey was really really fun, especially those first few years.

23:00 How the last few years have been for Linsey. 'it's been up and down' 'During covid, i took a sabbatical from triathlon and I didn't push through or do any of the dry-land swim training. Before covid, I was intimidated by the idea of triathlon but during covid, I spent more time in the mountains and with my husband and it was really refreshing to find out there's more to me than Linsey the triathlete'

27:00 Why retirement is so hard to talk about publicly.

31:30 What linsey is most and least looking forward to doing 'one last time.'

35:00 Linsey explains how triathlon as changed her as a woman and made her more confident as a woman. As her 8 Ironman wins, 5th place at the Ironman World Championship and multiple Ironman and 70.3 finishes.

37:30 We talk about imposter syndrome and how Linsey struggled even in her most recent races.

43:00 Linsey talks about the role that her husband Chris Corbin has played in her professional triathlon career.

48:30 We hear from two fellow competitors, Meredith Kessler and Mirinda Carfrae.

55:00 We talk all things food and hazel and Blue.

Find out more about this week's guests

Lindey Corbin Instagram

Hazel and Blue Instagram

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