The Physical Performance Show: Gustav Iden 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Champion, 2020 PTO Champion CHALLENGEDAYTONA®

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Gustav Iden

In episode 249 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Gustav Iden – 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Champion, 2020 PTO Champion CHALLENGEDAYTONA® on this featured performer episode.

Gustav Iden is the 70.3 2019 Triathlon World Champion. Several weeks ago, Gustav Iden took the spoils and victory in what was arguably the most stacked and deep triathlon long course field in the history of the sport by taking out the PTO Championships at Challenge Daytona.

Gustav is from Bergen, Norway, where he trains alongside the Norwegian powerhouse team including prior featured guests from Episode 117 – Kristian Blummenfelt and Triathlon Norway Head Coach and Sports Director of the Norwegian Triathlon Federation, Arild Tveiten, who we featured on episode 224.

In addition to Gustav’s success across the 70.3 and long course world of triathlon, Gustav was also part of the historic Norwegian Podium Clean Sweep at the World Triathlon Series leg held in Bermuda in 2019, where he took out third place. In 2019 Gustav was also fourth across the line in the Tokyo Olympic test event.

In this episode, you’ll hear Gustav outline his top three tips for each of the disciplines of triathlon swim, bike and run. Gustav shares why winning is truly a choice, along with an incredible story about the Taiwanese hat that he picked up off the side of the road in Thailand that has gone on to create quite a stir in Taiwan and also landing Gustav a great commercial partner in Giant Bicycles. Gustav shares his training philosophy around intensity control and volume, talks about pre race nerves, survives the physical performance round and issues a fantastic physical challenge for the week.

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Top 3 Time Trial Tips
  • Working with his coach
  • Picking up the hat in Thailand
  • Relationship with pain
  • Top 3 Running tips
  • Swimming Tips
  • Weight and strength training
  • Best advice on becoming a champion
  • Daytona Race
  • Tips for nerves on the start line

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Top 3 Time Trial Tips
1. Clear visual on your seat
2. Feel how the wind affects your body
3. Work on your flexibility

“Intensity control and volume.”
“Choose to win.” Mantra
“Confidence.” Being in the zone
“Winning is a choice.” Best advice

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0:00 Start
4:00 Welcome to Gustav
7:30 Top 3 Time Trial Tips
9:30 Working with his coach
15:30 Picking up the hat in Thailand
21:57 Relationship with pain
24:40 Top 3 Running tips
28:00 Swimming Tips
33:15 Weight and strength training
34:30 Performance Round
44:30 Best advice
45:30 Best advice on becoming a champion
47:35 Physical Challenge
51:00 Daytona Race
53:00 Tips for nerves on the start line
1:01:11 Finish



Gustav racing with a fractured rib at Super League Triathlon Series- Jersey 2019


People Mentioned

Kristian Blummenfelt – Olympic Triathlete, Super League Triathlon Champion, Episode 117 of The Physical Performance Show 
Arild Tveiten – Triathlon Norway Head Coach, Sports Director Norwegian Triathlon Federation, Episode 224 of The Physical Performance Show
Javier Gomez – Spanish Triathlete
Miles Stewart –  (OAM), CEO Triathlon Australia, OLY, 1991 World Triathlon Champion, Episode 246 of The Physical Performance Show
Dr Stephen Seiler – Acclaimed Sports Scientist, Episode 219 of The Physical Performance Show

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