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. 
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Ep1: Ryan Sissons (NZL) - XTERRA Wellington Winner & Two-Time Olympian; J-D Cousins - XTERRA Taiwan & Global Rankings
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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.

Ep2: Kate Bramley (AUS), Samantha Kingsford (NZL) - XTERRA Wellington Winner & Oceania Cross Tri Champion; NZ Cross Tri & XTERRA Pan-Am Tour Champion
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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.

Ep3: Sam Osborne (NZL) - New Zealand Cross Triathlon and XTERRA Pan-American Tour Champion
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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.

Ep4: Penny Slater (AUS) - XTERRA Asia-Pacific & 2 x U23 ITU Cross-Tri World Champion
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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.

Ep5: Hayden Wilde (NZL) - XTERRA, ITU and Super League Racing
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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.

Ep6: Lewis Ryan (NZL) - XTERRA Taiwan & Junior ITU Cross Triathlon World Champion
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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. 

Ep7: Kieran McPherson (NZL) - 2018 XTERRA Pan-American Tour Champion
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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!

Ep8: Jacqui Allen (GBR) - 4 x XTERRA Rotorua Winner & 14 XTERRA World Tour Titles
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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.

Ep9: Ben Allen (AUS) - 2 x XTERRA Asia-Pacific Tour Champion & 21 XTERRA World Tour Titles
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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!

Ep10: Bradley Weiss (RSA) - 2-Time and Current XTERRA World Champion
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South African Brad Weiss’ journey from his 1st win at XTERRA Buffelspoort to becoming a 2-time World Champion is jam-packed with epic stories and ambition. His career so far boasts 19 XTERRA World Tour titles including being the current XTERRA Asia-Pacific champion, a past ITU U23 Cross Triathlon World title as well as the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa title. 

Ep11: Clyve Cousins (NZL) - Age Group Athlete
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From the 'Corrugated Capital of the World’ to conquering XTERRA races around the world, Clyve Cousins is synonymous with the sport. This highly entertaining conversation highlights not only his passion of 30 years-plus in the sport that includes racing every single XTERRA Rotorua event but also the incredible relationships he has established, what makes a good race and some valuable tips.

Ep12: Holly Pawson (NZL) - Age Group Athlete
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Holly Pawson is a medical laboratory scientist who regularly defies the odds and ultimately rises to the top of the sport. She reflects on the number of setbacks she has endured, her absolute love for the freedom of trails, and how she went from winning her age group at XTERRA Rotorua, suffering a serious injury at her first XTERRA World Championships that same year, to then return two years later and step onto the podium, finishing 6th AG female overall!

Ep13: Olly Shaw (NZL) - XTERRA Motatapu & New Zealand Cross Triathlon Champion
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Another Rotorua local, Olly Shaw chats about his journey from becoming the XTERRA World 20-24 Champion to winning his first XTERRA World Tour title, becoming the New Zealand Cross Triathlon Champion, and his longstanding relationship with XTERRA Rotorua, whilst balancing his professional racing career with a full-time job.

Ep14: Length of New Zealand Triathlon with Kieran McPherson
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Starting Sunday 2 August, professional off-road triathlete Kieran McPherson will be swimming-biking-running the length of New Zealand, from bottom to top, in winter! Follow his epic journey, Length of NZ Triathlon, as he aims to raise $100,000 for Philips Search and Rescue Helicopters, a charity very close to his heart.

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