Dan Plews won the overall age group Ironman World Championships in Kona in 2018, and broke the course record with the staggering time of 8.24.36. He finished off with a 2.50.56 marathon - the fifth fastest run OVERALL on the day!
In this interview, you'll hear:
Details of how the race played out for Dan
How swimming sub 55 minutes in Kona , he still got onto the bike course surrounded by athletes
Details of his bike power numbers, including the difference between his outward leg and return leg
His approach to pacing on the run, especially in the heat, and how he made use of the headwinds to form an effective cooling strategy
Why he doesn't believe that training should ever feel like a sacrifice
How even the reigning World Age Group champion still suffers from the post Ironman blues!
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In episode 201, we had an interview with age grouper Peter McCleave, who was diagnosed with Myeloma just after completing Ironman Wales in 2016. He's set up the website 10000donors.com to increase the number of stem cell donors, and to help find matches for people who are diagnosed with Myeloma. Please register if you can.
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