OFF-ROAD TRI TALK, ASIA-PACIFIC.
The official off-road triathlon podcast.
Bringing you all the thrills and spills from the world of XTERRA Triathlon, including all the news, race reports and interviews from professional athletes in the Asia-Pacific region, and special guests around the world. The show is hosted by XTERRA-certified coach Ben Eitelberg, a Triathlon New Zealand level 3 accredited coach and director of Fitness Locker, a global source of endurance sports coaching and plant-based sports nutrition services that will enhance one's health and wellness, and athletic performance.
Our first interview is with the XTERRA Wellington men's winner, two-time Olympian Ryan Sissons; and we gain a little insight into the cancellation of XTERRA Taiwan and the new XTERRA World Rankings with XTERRA Asia-Pacific's Marketing Director, J-D Cousins.
In an all-girl episode, we chat with two up-and-coming female athletes from the Asia-Pacific region - XTERRA Wellington winner and Oceania & Australian Cross Triathlon Champion Kate Bramley, and New Zealand Cross Triathlon & 2019 XTERRA Pan-American Tour Champion Samantha Kingsford.
An in-depth chat with the 3-time XTERRA Rotorua defending champion Sam Osborne about his journey into the world of XTERRA that includes 13 World Tour titles, 2 Asia-Pacific Tour titles, the current Pan-American Tour title, and more recently, the New Zealand Cross Triathlon title.
An inspiration to many women new to the sport, Penny talks about her relatively short racing career so far that includes two U23 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship titles, three Australian Cross Triathlon Championship titles, an XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour title and the 2019 XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship title.
At just 22 years of age, the Falcon already has an impressive story to tell as he bids for his first Olympic selection. This includes 2 XTERRA and 1 ITU Cross Triathlon age-group world titles, Coast to Coast title, ITU mixed relay and individual successes, Super League triathlon, the current NZ 5000m title, and how Hayden got his nickname.
This 21-year old has quickly established himself as one to watch in the future winning the 15-19-year old division of the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour, the 2017 Junior ITU Cross Triathlon World Championship, followed by his first pro win at XTERRA Taiwan in 2018.
Balancing life with a young family, Kieran has plenty great stories to share including his 6 XTERRA World Tour titles to date, being crowned the 2018 XTERRA Pan-American Tour Champion followed by the disappointment of not being able to defend that title, plus his maiden ironman-distance triathlon in his own back yard, off-road!
In 2019 Jacqui made history becoming the first athlete to win XTERRA Rotorua four times! With a total of 14 XTERRA World Tour titles, being crowned the British Cross Triathlon Champion, winning the Australian Cross Triathlon Championships, as well as a double silver medalist at the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships, Jacqui is an absolute legend in the sport and has so many wonderful memories to share, including how she met her now-husband, Ben Allen.
An absolute rockstar of the sport, you can feel Ben Allen's passion when he recounts the most incredible stories you will ever hear including his maiden win at XTERRA Brazil and his first attempt at the XTERRA World Championships. Benny has amassed a total of 21 XTERRA World Tour Titles and been crowned the Australian Cross Triathlon Champion an incredible 7 times!