As a junior triathlete through the 90s, Miles Stewart was one of the most prominent names in the sport. Earlier this year in 2020 Miles was recognised with an Order of Australia medal (OAM) for his service to triathlon and sports administration a fitting honour for someone who has been around the sport for 35 years plus.
Prior to Miles’ administrative career Miles’s sporting resume was so impressive. Miles became the world champion at 20 years of age in 1991. Prior to that, as you'll hear miles outline he had great success from the get go racing immediately as a professional athlete on commencing the sport as a junior. Miles was part of triathlons debut in the Olympic Games as part of the Australian team at the Sydney Olympic 2000 games, crossing the line as the first place male finisher in sixth place. In addition, Miles picked up a silver medal at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games triathlon, 8 World Cup Triathlon wins, 1 World Series win in 1996 and 2 ITU World Championship bronze medals in 1998 and 1999. Of course, Miles became the world champion in the 1991 World Triathlon Championships held on the Gold Coast at just 20 years of age. And quite incredibly, as you'll hear Miles outline, he was a member of the Australian Elite Team for the World Championships across 16 consecutive years.
During today's episode, you'll hear miles touch on the highs, the lows and the many learnings from his 20 year career as a professional triathlete. You'll hear Miles mention that he never raced in the juniors instead, he was straight to the professional ranks. Miles shares around the emotions of the Sydney Olympic 2000 debut and the reasons why he was only notified that he'd be racing 72 hours prior to the Olympic Games. Miles shares around what drove him as an athlete to achieve such great success. Keys in staying injury free and Miles shares some thoughts around the art and science of coaching.
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