Cup of Tri 44: Hywel Davies

Rob interviews Hywel Davies - possibly one of the greatest over 40s athletes in the World across multi-sport. In addition to winning triathlons at every distance from sprint to DOUBLE Ironman, Hywel is also a very accomplished runner, cyclist, time trial rider, rower, and cross fit athlete.

At the age of 41, Hywel has made the decision to step up and race Pro next year - taking advantage of the pro licence means he'll be able to race in all the big European races that are already sold out, but more than that, he feels that he's still improving, and that 2016 will be his fastest year yet.

I loved this interview. Hywel doesn't pretend that everything comes easily to him - he talks candidly about the panic attacks that have plagued his races, especially in cold and dark water - but despite these challenges, he's managed to continue and have some of his best races after continuing. I think that a lot of age groupers will be able to take a lot away from this interview, especially if you've ever struggled with that feeling of terror as you're lined up in the water just before the start of a big race.