In episode 116 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer has a conversation with Brad Kahlefeldt - Dual Olympic, Commonwealth Games Triathlon Champion (2006).
Brad Kahlefeldt was a Dual Olympic Games representative competing for Australia in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and also the 2012 London Olympic Games. Following Brad’s short course triathlon career he transitioned to the world of 70.3 Half Ironman Triathlon and during that time included some successful add-ins across the Ironman distance. Brad really excelled though by racing across the Olympic distance 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run. Of the 90 starts on the World Triathlon Series, Brad podiumed a remarkable 42 times and won 16 times.
During this episode, Brad shares the highs, the lows and the learnings from his incredible professional triathlon career which spans 20 years. He shares around overcoming some serious injuries including stress reaction, stress fractures and even multiple bouts of pneumonia. Brad discusses the start of his career which included the catch up that he had to play with his swim in order to be competitive on the world scene. We also touch on the first road marathon that Brad will embark on at the Gold Coast Marathon in 2018 where Brad will be looking to take out the Kahlefeldt Marathon PB over his six siblings and 2 marathon parents who between them have run 40 road marathons.
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