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Lionel Sanders Has Got A Coach! | The GTN Show Ep. 117

Lionel Sanders Has Got A Coach! | The GTN Show Ep. 117

– It is the GTN Show and welcome. Now, we’re rather smug
here because actually, one of our 2019 predictions
has come to fruition because none other than Lionel Sanders has come to the rescue on our part. He has had some changes
in his camp, shall we say? So we’re going to be discussing that and any of its implications. – Now we’ve also got
some new indoor options thanks to Zwift and a new
virtual full triathlon that’s coming up, which is perfect for this
change in the season. But then on the other end of the spectrum, we’ve also got news from
the Tokyo 2020 Olympics where they’re having
problem with the heat. – Yeah and we’re also
going to have some stories about a triathlon getaway. We’re also going to be talking
about some cool new updates from our partner at Polar, plus we’ll be talking dollars
with the most up to date prize money rankings having been released. (upbeat techno music) (mechanical typing) – Okay, we spoke too
soon when we wrapped up our 2019 predictions a couple of weeks ago because number two on our
list has just been realized thanks to Lionel Sanders. Now, we did predict he
was going to make some radical change this year, whether that was going
to be something to do with his training or his diet. Well, it seems like he’s got his diet under a certain amount of control now, so it does happen to be his training as Lionel has decided that
after all, he does need a coach. And he’s actually gone back
to his old coach from 2017, David Tilbury-Davis, who coached
him to that success in Kona when he finished second at
the Ironman World Champs. – Yeah, now after some reflection, I suppose you could say
on what by his standards was a fairly poor performance in Kona. Lionel has decided he needs
to have a bit of a think and change something. Now, as we’ve said already,
he’s had some radical changes to both his diet and his training over the last few seasons, but as Heather said, he’s
seems to have gotten his diet at least under wraps and control
as far as he’s concerned. But the training and racing plan, well it seems he needs
a good bit of help there and now it seemed to be as
good a time as any to do that so he can really look forward
to a successful 2020 season. – Yeah, so you might be wondering who David Tilbury-Davis is? Well, obviously he coached
Lionel in the past, but he’s coached athletes such as Kaisa Sali, Matt Hanson,
Corinne Abraham, Cody Beals, this is all in the past. So he’s a British-born but
actually lives in the USA and coaches pros and
age-groupers out there and already currently got
a fairly decent roster with the likes of Kimberley
Morrison who’s joined him and of course, Lionel Sanders. – Now talking about
athletes who are looking for new coaches or just
changing in direction, none other than Patrick Lange, the two time Ironman World Champion, has just announce on his Instagram feed, that he’s actually parting
ways with his long-term coach, well long-term for four years
at least, Faris Al-Sultan, who himself won the Ironman
World Championship in 2005. Now, we’re not sure where
Patrick’s going to be going with the new coaching choices, but we can only assume that
somebody of his caliber’s probably got a good idea of where he’s going to be going next. – Yeah, I mean finding
a coach is pretty tough. First of all, you’ve got to get one who’s got the credentials that you want and also somebody who
you feel compatible with and is also happy to work with you. So, must be quite hard to narrow down, especially in triathlon, as it’s an individual sport, ’cause then it gets quite
competitive as to find that coach. So how do you go about, as a pro, finding a coach that suits you, that you know is going to
work with your personality, that’s happy to have
you, that you can afford, and also, I guess, that
doesn’t have an athlete that maybe doesn’t want
you in their team as well, ’cause that must be another part to sort of take into account? – Yeah, it’s a good question, Heather, and I suppose at a professional level, often times it can go
by sort of referrals. You know an athlete or
good friend of yours who’s been coached by somebody and you might have seen
how they’re getting on or you might have noticed
a real improvement in a particular athlete’s race results over the course of a season or two and that might sort of
sparked your interest and then you might start inquiring or it might just be somebody
that you’ve gotten to know over a long time. So there can be quite a
lot of different factors, but one that you touched on there as well, the cost as well. Sometimes it can just be
whether you can actually afford to work unfortunately with
a particular coach or not. But there’s definitely
a few different things that come into play, but I suppose with the
advent of online coaching being such a popular tool these days, it doesn’t necessarily matter whereabouts in the
world your coach is from because hopefully you can
work with pretty much anyone, that you don’t need to see face-to-face. – And what happens if a coach
has a top athlete already and you’re sort of rival top athlete? Is that coach sort of
happy to take you on? Would the other athlete maybe have something in their
contract that doesn’t like, how does that work? ‘Cause it sounds like it
could be a can of worms there. – I think you’re right, I mean, who knows? I think you hear on the grapevine there are rumors of certain
coaches who are suggested by their top athletes who
can’t work with other athletes, which I always think is
a bit of a shame to hear, ’cause there’s definitely
examples in the past of many top coaches working with lots of top athletes simultaneously and finding a way to make it work. Thinking of the likes of Siri Lindley who was coaching Mirinda Carfrae alongside somebody like Leanda Cave and they were two very, very good athletes at one particular point. So there’s definitely
precedence for it working it’s just whether the particular
coach or athletes involved are happy to make it work.
– Yeah, I guess and national federations are
set up so for ITU racing, you know, you have your
national coach a lot of the time and you’re all racing
for that Olympic slot, which is even more
pressure and you train in the same squad.
– Absolutely. – I guess it’s a slightly
different idea in that sense. But anyway, bringing it back to Lionel who started this conversation off, we’re going to look to next year and it brings us on to
this week’s GTN Poll. Do you think that Lionel Sanders will be back on the podium in Kona in 2020? A simple yes or no. You can enter that by clicking
on the link just up here. – Now that leads up onto the
results of last week’s poll where you and Mark asked the question, would you prefer to race
on natural energy gels? And the results are pretty
resounding aren’t they, Heather? Yeah, ’cause we had 78%
of you say yes, you would, and that the left the
remainder as a 28% saying no. So quite a shift there. – Yeah, maybe shows that there needs to be a bit of change in the market. So hopefully with enough demand, we’ll start to see more natural
energy products out there, but I think there was a
lot more who were keen to use natural energy when it
comes to fueling for training, but when it comes to race day, the ease of the gel does
tend come above potatoes or whatever else–
– Yeah, still a good point. – Other options are out there.
– Weight and sliminess. – Yeah, it’s definitely interesting to see and great to see that people
are keen for natural products. (upbeat techno music) – So now we’re moving onto our Tri News and there was a slightly humorous
story that caught our eye that we’re going to
start off with just now because there’s a criminal in Florida who managed to utilize, shall we say, some triathlon, multi-sport skills to evade capture for quite a while but eventually, thankfully, he was caught and you got some of the details right? – Well yeah, he started off, this criminal was being searched for by the police in Florida and he was spotted on his bike. Now, this was on the first day and apparently he managed to
get away somehow on his bike. Anyway, the next day he was
caught again on his bike, managed to ditch the bike and then run. This isn’t a made up story, it does come from a
news article, I promise. Then he reached a lake. It’s like some kind of far fetched story, so he started to swim and apparently the police
actually had to get a sort of hovercraft of
sort to manage to catch him and they did manage to
eventually reel him in but that’s some way triathlon
skills come in handy maybe. So as we mentioned on the show last week, the Zwift Triathlon Academy
is just about to get started. It opens on Monday the 11th of November and you can sign up already. Now keep an eye on our GTN social channels because there are several group workouts throughout the academy and
I’m obviously signing up and doing it myself and I’m going to be doing some of those and we’ll do out very best to share when I’m going to be on so you can come and join me on Zwift, ’cause I certainly need any
extra motivation I can get. So keep an eye on that for those. – Now still sticking with Zwift. There is an awful lot going on
on the platform in November, or should we say Movember? Because many of you maybe are familiar with the Movember Foundation which is a charity
supporting the prevention and cure of prostate cancer amongst other men’s health issues. Now Zwift have very helpfully
stepped up to the plate here to support people, mostly
those who aren’t able to grow mustaches and the general way that Movember is suppose
to be publicized, I guess, and not all of us can
actually grow a mustache in the month of November.
– Well, I can’t, Fraser, but I reckon you might be able to beat me. I think you should give
it a go this month. – So the fact that Zwift
stepped up, thanks Heather, Zwift has stepped up with the
ability to do some cycling and running on their
platform to try and help raise awareness and some funds is a pretty cool thing, we think. – Yeah and it’s really easy to do. You basically log on this month and I think there’s a link
to signup for Movember. It doesn’t cost you anything,
nothing you have to do, and you get some kit and as you progress, the kit actually changes. So there’s some motivation with that. Oh god, I’ve got Movember on brain now. And you only have to do 9.9 hours because there’s apparently
9.9 million people affected with prostate cancer
around the world each year. So 9.9 hours of either running or cycling, it doesn’t matter which and it
can be a combination of both and if you do both, both
your avatars will get the kit as well and once
10,000 people in total have completed their
9.9 hours in the month, Zwift will donate $25,000 to the charity. So it’s a pretty cool incentive
to get training this month. – I think I can manage 9.9 hours, Heather.
– Even I can, I reckon. – [Fraser] So moving onto one of our channel partners, Polar, because they’ve had quite
a number of things updated with their watches over
the last few months. Most notably, some new software for both the Vantage V and M watches, as well as quite a few funky new colorways you might have spotted us
wearing in our vids of late. – Yeah, so the Vantage V now comes in the black and the white that
originally did the green and the latest addition is a blue. And then the Vantage M, which is the one which I actually wear the most of, that comes in a white, a
plain black, green, and blue, and now it’s this black
one with the copper rim, which I quite like. So apart from the aesthetics,
which obviously are not the main reason for having a watch, they’ve had lots of
updates to the firmware and quite a lot on the
recovery side of things and the sleeps, you can now
analyze your sleep afterwards if you wear your watch at night and it tells you how long you’ve slept, what interruptions you’ve had and things and also it gives you an
indication for your recovery. So that’s great knowing
what training you might be prepared to do the next day and there’s even an app to help you with meditation and
breathing called Serene. So there’s quite a few things going on. – Yeah and there’s also
the option to choose which satellite system you
actually want to link into, which I mean, embarrassed
I’ve never managed to do, but that sounds quite impressive. You also, more interestingly I think this time of year for us, is the addition of a constant backlight because if you’re out
running at nighttime, it’s a real pain trying to
see one of these screens. So that, I think, is a
really useful addition for sticking to paces or just
looking at your rep times and effectively giving us no excuses. – Yeah and there’s several more updates but I think if you’re interested, go and have a look yourselves. It might sound too good to be true, there is a virtual triathlon, but it does actually involve
some physical exercise. Apparently it’s the first of its kind and it’s happening right now for the whole of this month in November, and it’s being run by the USA Triathlon and they’re labeling it as Time to Tri and their idea is basically, to get new participants involved
in the sport of triathlon. – Yeah and it’s entirely free to enter and there’s an incentive
of a $20 ROKA gift card once you’ve completed it, which does sound rather good, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, you do have
to be an American resident for this to work just now. But hopefully in the
not too distant future, you might see other federations
like perhaps our one, kicking in with this program because all they actually have to do is swim, bike, run, your way
through a sprint-distance or indeed, an Olympic-distance triathlon. You’ve got the next few
weeks of the month to do it, so you’ve got plenty of
time to get in there, upload your data, or
even manually upload it, if you don’t have a link to a Strava or some sort of account like that, and effectively, it’s just
going to try and raise the level and try and get awareness of people doing a little bit more
swimming, biking, running from more backgrounds. – Yeah, I must admit, I mean I don’t think I was their target audience, but I did try and enroll
and then discovered that I don’t actually live in the USA and they realized that sadly. But it’s a pretty cool incentive and hopefully it’ll get
more people doing our sport. – Now it’s coming to the end of the season where lots of athletes
are going to be reflecting on their performances, but we suspect there’s
going to be a few of them are going to be counting
their winnings as well. – Yeah, if you look at the
top 10 of the prize ranking or prize money ranking lists, it is dominated by ITU athletes and that’s slightly
affected on the women’s side by Daniela Ryf not having her sort of optimal performance at Kona,
which dropped her down, ’cause she was on the top spot last year. Would have probably been again this year. She’s down in seventh. But it’s Katie Zaferes, the ITU athlete, who’s way out on top, who’s earned about or just
shy of 250,000 this year. Lucy Charles is in second,
and then Anne Haug. But then it comes back
to all the ITU athletes. You’ve got the likes of
Georgia Taylor-Brown, Jess Learmonth, Taylor
Spivey, and Rachel Klamer, who all make up that top 10. – Yeah, it does seem that
there’s an awful lot more opportunity for those
athletes to really sort of bolster their prize winnings. I mean, for example, an athlete
that I was quite shocked to see only in 11th place, Holly Lawrence, because she’s had an outstanding season by her own, well, by anybody’s standards, but certainly by hers
’cause she won multiple regional 70.3 Championship races. Four, I think, in one season. Plus she came second at
Ironman 70.3 Champs in Nice. So you’d think that she would
be quite a bit higher up, but in fact, she’s only 11th. – Yeah, well on the men’s
side is a similar pattern. Again, ITU athlete on
top, it’s Vincent Luis, with I think $189,000 he earned this year. Jan Frodeno in second place, but then only three other
long course athletes making it into the men’s top 10 and again, the rest are ITU athletes. – And with the new additions of the likes of Super League races for the short course athletes to focus on, there’s definitely more
prize money on offer, but as we roll into the 2020 season, we’re possibly going to have
an even bigger prize on offer than these prize purses because of course, it’s the Olympic year and athletes who are focusing on doing really well at the Olympics are perhaps going to race less often and we might just see a
little bit of a reshuffling in that prize ranking list. – Staying with the Olympic focus, there’s been some news come from the organizing committee out in Tokyo. As we’ve already talked about on the show a few times previously, the concerns around the heat that’s going to be in
Tokyo in August next year. Well the International Olympic Committee have actually had to admit the situation they’ve got on their hands there and the heightened concern for the athletes safety and
health as well with the heat and they’ve actually had
to make a few changes. – [Fraser] Yeah, so following
a raft of discussions about whether they’re actually
going to entirely change the venue for the racing. What they’ve opted for is just
to shunt everything forward an hour in the morning. So meaning that the
individual competitions are now going to be starting
a half past six in the morning and then the mixed team
relay will start at 7:30 which will just hopefully
mean they beat that real severe heat in the middle of the day. – [Heather] Yeah and you
might have remembered from test event which they held in August and the reason for a test
event is to actually see what these situations are going to be like and for the women’s race, they had to half the run, bringing the distance down
to 5K because it was so hot. The men’s race though managed to still stay at the full distance. – Yeah, in fact, other sports have had to adjust their times too. The equestrian competitions
are going to be starting earlier in the day
than previously planned. But actually, the marathon
and race walking events are having to move completely. They’re no longer going to
be in the Greater Tokyo Area, they’re moving north to Sapporo to just try and beat
that really extreme heat. – Yeah, well I think triathlon
will be relieved to know that at least it’s being recognized and some changes have happened, but they’ll still get to
stay really in the hub of where the Olympics is at. (upbeat techno music) Okay, it’s time to have a look at some of your photos you sent in. We try to keep a bit of a balance here because we know that maybe
the northern hemisphere, we are heading into winter and pretty much staying indoors, but it looks like some of you guys in the southern hemisphere
are enjoying the sunshine. This first picture reflects that. It’s sent in from Tim who said, well under the bike description,
he rode a friends bike, hasn’t told us what it is, but the pictures are of
him and his work mates. Eight friends from work completed our first triathlon recently
doing the Forster Ultimate, 2K swim, 60K bike, 15K run, and they’re already
looking at the next one, which is what we like to hear. – Yeah, I mean, it looks
like it’s a great event, but I’m being rather swayed by the fact that it’s dry and dusty
and just blue skies and just well, looking
rather nice compared to the grayness outside–
– A nice way to do your first triathlon and
a nice ratio if you’re from a strong swimming background. That puts a bit more weight on the swim, those numbers, don’t they? – Yeah, not the sort of distance you see too often, isn’t it? So yeah, looks like a great event. Next, we have Jesse,
who’s got a rather lovely Canyon Speedmax here for
us to have a look at. This is the CF SLX 8.0 and it is coming from
Canberra in Australia. So another Australian picture. – Yeah, he says “stoked to take this “brand new puppy for a 90K spin “the morning after putting it together”. Well that’s only going straight
in for a big ride, isn’t it if you’ve just put it together. “I love it and can’t wait
to rip up some bitumen the next season.”
– Bitumen. – Bitumen.
– Tarmac, the road. – Tarmac, okay, tarmac
asphalt, bitumen is new to me. But it does look very slick and fast. – Yeah, I think Mark
would be equally impressed given that he’s got one
of those Canyon’s as well, I think definitely in
a different colorway, but no, very, very nice bike. Moving onto pain cave now, we’ve got a very interesting set up with all sorts of good bits
of kit in there from Helder and they’ve sent in
their Diamondback Serios, which is all set up indoors,
in New Jersey in the US. So there’s an awful lot of
exciting bits of kit in there to use for an indoor session,
isn’t there, Heather? – [Heather] Yeah, well they’re referencing the tough weather outside, which if you’re in the
northern hemisphere, yeah, we get you on that one for sure and if you live in the city, Helder says, “it’s even
tougher to get out”. They say “make sure no
excuse for 70.3 training” for their Half Ironman next June, which I’m super impressed that you’ve got all of this in place. So it looks like you’re certainly on track for a good race next season. And with that much kit
and you’ve got the full Wahoo Kickr setup, but I think the fan underneath, so yeah. – [Fraser] And a very
trendy treadmill as well to get straight off and do
a brick workout perhaps, which is really–
– Yeah, I think it’s one of those curved ones. They are seriously hard work. Well, the only time I’ve been on one. So yeah, I’m interested to
know a bit more about those. But great setup you’ve got, awesome. – Talking about great setups, this one really caught me eye. We’ve got another cracking pain cave. This is coming from Mark
and what a view Mark has, I mean look at that,
that he can see there, looking right out there in front of his setup.
– That’s the Gower Peninsula in Swansea in Wales. So this is the UK, guys, if you’re wondering.
– Yeah. – [Heather] But yeah, probably
wise to be behind glass whilst looking at that this time of year, certainly the way–
– Yeah, chilly outside. But yeah, Mark says he’s
“working hard trying to “improve his FTP”. So good effort, Mark,
hopefully that view gives you plenty of inspiration.
– And that’s a rather sort of swish new watt bike as well, isn’t it? – Yeah, yeah.
– Well, not so new anymore, but certainly looks pretty cool. (upbeat techno music) – So now it’s time for
our race news section and first up was an incredibly fast race which was Ironman Florida this weekend. Now it was actually a male pro only race and the equivalent female only pro race will happen in a few weeks
time at Ironman Arizona. But in terms of racing
in Florida, Panama City, it was the British athlete, Joe Skipper, who although having race Ironman Hawaii only three weeks previously and producing an amazing
sixth place performance there, didn’t seem to tire him
out or slow him down at all as he carved an impressive five minutes off of what was an
already fast course record to win Ironman Florida in 7:46. – Yeah, it was rapid. Well he was pushed all
the way by Ben Hoffman, who also just recently
came off the back of Ironman World Champs,
where he finished fourth, and it was due to that
pressure being put on by Ben, that I think both of them
had incredible run times. Ben Hoffman recorded a
new run course record in a time of 2:36 for his marathon, but Joe Skipper managed
to hang on with a 2:39 to secure the win by two
minutes over the American. – Yeah and these times
were exceptionally fast but they were also riding
their bikes really, really fast before hand as well. However, they didn’t
quite ride their bikes as fast as Andrew Starkowicz, who led off the bike and in so doing, set a new bike course record
at Ironman Florida for 4:01 which is quite staggering. I really can’t get my head around it. And that took him into sole lead position right through to nearly
mile 18 on the marathon. But he couldn’t stave off these very fast charging duo of Skipper and Hoffman, and he held on for third
place on the podium, still within an incredible time of 7:56. So now stepping down to
the Ironman 70.3 distance, we had the South American
Regional Championships and they took place in Buenos Aires. Now in the men’s race, we had
an incredible race yet again from the American, Rudy von Berg, who really seems to be stepping up at these major championship events. Most recently, he took third place at the Ironman 70.3 World
Championships in Nice, and already this year,
he’s won two previous Regional Championship events, having won in St. George
in the US in April and then in Elsinore in Denmark in June. So he really is on a roll. But he was really pushed hard all the way because former ITU long distance
world championship winner, Pablo Dapena from Spain, made him run all the way to the line. He posted a 1:10 to take
that win from Pablo Dapena and the Brazilian veteran,
Igor Amorelli, took third. – Well on the women’s side, it was also a strong
start for the Brazilians, with Pamela Oliveira
having that strong start that she’s known for in the swim and then held onto that
lead from on the bike and into T2 and out of T2, she had a decent lead but Chelsea Sodaro is an incredibly quick runner as we know, and she soon ate up that deficit and ran away with the wind to take the win actually by 10 minutes
ahead of Pamela Oliveira, and then third place went
to another incredibly strong running performance and
that was Tamara Jewett, who posted a 1:17:57 half marathon, it was the quickest run of
the day, to finish third. And now for 70.3 Las Cabos and it’s back to man we were talking about earlier, Lionel Sanders. Now, he’s had to change
his racing plan rather because apparently he’d
obviously hoped to be on the podium there just to
verify a slot for next year for the Ironman World Champs, but as we know, that didn’t go to plan and he’s put that down to
his poor nutrition strategy or hydration strategy and just thought he’d actually go back to the racing that he really loves, his bread and butter as
he calls it, for 70.3. And he really did put
his mark on this race with a winning margin of,
I think, over 10 minutes ahead of the home favorite,
Francisco Serrano, who finished second and then it was third place to Robbie Deckard. – Yeah and on similar terms,
I suppose you could say in the women’s race because we had Mirinda Carfrae, who was
racing here in Mexico and she too had a very
disappointing race in Kona, well, she didn’t manage to finish in Kona, partly due to a bike crash that she’d had in her prep leading into the event that really disrupted her training and then how she felt when she was racing. So she seemed to want to sort of right the wrongs of that race and get a good result on
the boards here in Los Cabos and she definitely did that. She came off the bike with a slight lead of about a minute or so on the other girls that she was racing, but she took a commanding
lead of up to four minutes when she crossed the finish line to take that win here in Los Cabos. Second place went to
Ewa Komander from Poland and then in third place, we had local athlete from
Mexico, Adriana Carreno Cruz. Moving down a distance now, we’re at the Olympic-distance because this weekend it was the Noosa Multi-Sport
Festival in Australia and this is one of, if
not, I think the biggest multi-sport, triathlon events in the world and this is the 35th running of the event, so there’s an awful lot of
history there at this race and records were broken
yet again at this race. Certainly in the women’s
race as Ashley Gentle took her seventh title of this race, which is an enormous deal in terms of Olympic-distance racing, especially in her home
country of Australia because she broke the
record of number of wins of great Craig Walton who used to just be revered in Australia triathlon scene. So yeah, she really did
do an incredible job. She took the win ahead of Natalie Van Coevorden in second place and third place, we had fresh off of, or maybe not so fresh, Ironman Hawaii result,
Sarah Crowley in third. – [Heather] The men’s
race was a close affair with several returning champions actually battling it
out and even though it’s a non-drafting race, there was not that much
separating the guys as they head out onto the run and then it then turned
into a running race. There was the likes of Aaron Royle and Jake Birtwhistle, previous winners, and then you had Commonwealth
Champion, Henri Schoeman, also in the mix. And it was Jacob Birtwhistle
and Henri Schoeman who ended up being
pretty much head to head for most of the run, but Jacob Birtwhistle was
in front of a home crowd, managed to have the stronger
finish to take the win. So then second place was Henri Schoeman and Aaron Royle, also in front of his home crowd, finished third. (upbeat techno music) – Now is our caption competition this week and we’ve got a picture here from the Miyazaki World Cup last week in Japan and well, there’s a bit of
a strange going on here, isn’t there, Heather? I’m not really sure which way
I’m supposed to be looking, is it right to left or left to right?
– Well, I must admit, when we first looked at it, it was very confusing and
then we soon realized that, as most of you guys have as well, it was an Australia exit, so obviously the swimmers
having to come out of the water and go back in, but that doesn’t make it
very fun for the caption, so we’ve got some far better suggestions rather than what actually happened. Quite a lot along the theme here that Aaron Valdes came up with, “shaaaaark”. Yeah, lots along those lines. Another one here from Filip
Strnisa, says “nope, nope! “Too cold!” I’m with you on that one,
that would definitely be me. – [Fraser] Yeah and then
we’ve get Sam Hellebrekers who said, “something’s touched my foot! “Something’s touched my foot! “Something’s touched my foot!
– That’d be you, Fraser. – “Something’s touched my foot.” Yeah well–
– I think it might (laughs). We’ve got two very close sort of, well, the last two now to choose between and it was pretty tough to decide, but our final runner up is Kim Jarkou, who comes in with the suggestion, “just practicing my open water
starts, I am a backstroker.” It made you chuckle.
– I quite like that one. Our winner comes from Marko Justinek who says, “these mirrored goggles “seem to not work the right way”. So well done to you, Marko, you’re getting a cap. So get in touch with us so
we can get that off to you. – And for your chance to win a cap in this week’s competition, we have this photo for you
here from Ironman Florida. – Yeah, now this looks like some athletes just getting ready to
warm up before race start from Ironman Florida. An absolutely beautiful
sunrise coming up there. So please let us know what you think would be a interesting caption. Get them down in the comments below and you could be winning yourself a cap. So that actually brings
us to the end of the show, doesn’t it, Heather? So hopefully you’ve enjoyed it, but there are some good videos
coming up on GTN this week. We’ve got one in particular
that I’m looking forward to with Craig Alexander and
he’s going to be giving us some of his run tips. – Yeah and if you’re after
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56 thoughts on “Lionel Sanders Has Got A Coach! | The GTN Show Ep. 117”

  1. Sanders should employ Reece Charles-Barclay to coach him. Sports nutrition specialist and look at what he has done with Lucy.

  2. GTN, please give a shout out to Michael Knudsen, who has been doing 5000km of RAAM, on Zwift, in a shopping mall!!! He's been on there for the last 10 days and has about 800km left to complete the challenge. Also what does it do for chaffing and bump soreness from that long in the saddle?? Anyway, jut a heads up.

  3. How about a project 3:59 for Starky's 180k bike leg? Like the 1:59 one of Kipchoge. (Don't know, though, if somebody has already done this at some race.)

  4. He did have a coach for a portion of last year. But the relationship didn't work well for him and he went back to the self-coach model.

  5. Another great show, GTN! Can you please put up an “Australian sunshine warning” at the start of your show? Pictures of rides in Canberra and the Noosa sunshine feel like cruel punishment for me as an Aussie in chilly and dark Stockholm. Also, Heather, I was aware that “fair dinkum” and other Australian slang may throw people but I can apparently add “bitumen” to that list. I have always thought it was a universal term but evidently this was not the case…

  6. Organizing a new triathlon — Shadows in the Dawn. My race crew says it will be a hit but those are just projections.

  7. on the polar the satellite option is for us skandinavian people so we can use russian satellites where gps signal is weak! here in Finland and our lapland that option is pretty good and usefull!

  8. Please tell me wy the Ironman and 70.3 are not in the olympiques !!! this would help the sport so much and help imporve purses in professionel races… how can we make it happen

  9. Lionel Sanders being himself is why we love him. I find it tragic when the stuffy triathlon folks get so bent when an athlete gets "radical". If the guy wins or loses next year is irrelevant. He inspires a new breed of triathletes to join the sport that is desperately needed. ✌️🇨🇦✌️

  10. I wouldn’t consider Sanders change as “radical”. It sounds like David will be more an advisor than a full on coach.

  11. Those curved treadmills are brutal! I can never manage to keep a steady pace.. They're also brutal on the wallet, I believe they're around $4,000 and up.

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