The Physical Performance Show: Hayden Wilde – Double World Champion XTERRA (U/19) & NZ Professional Triathlete

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In episode 162 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Hayden Wilde – Double World Champion XTERRA (U/19) & NZ Professional Triathlete in this Featured Performer Episode.

Hayden Wilde is a New Zealand Professional Triathlete chasing selection for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Hayden is a much loved figure throughout the Super League Triathlon series where I met him personally.  Recently in the World Triathlon series he has really stood out particularly with the season opener for the 2019 season in Abu Dhabi where Hayden led a great charge to lead the race 3 quarters into the run. What makes Hayden’s burgeoning success so amazing is that he’s only been competing in the sport of Triathlon for a few short years having come from an XTERRA / offroad background where in the under 19 category Hayden picked up a double world championship.

Hayden has a nickname the Maltese Falcon and is one of the happiest go lucky guys on the circuit of world triathlon. But behind the charm and the smiles Hayden has endured real personal hardships which he touches on during this episode sharing the tragic death of his father where he was just a young man and the subsequent impact that had on Hayden. We touch on the highs and the lows and of course the learnings and we were privileged to have Hayden’s coach Craig Kirkwood join us during the time of the recording. Craig himself is a Commonwealth Games, Distance Runner from New Zealand who shared some great coaching insights.

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • What is Hayden learning at the moment
  • Hayden’s Childhood
  • Talking about memories of his Father
  • Greatest achievement to date
  • Darkest Day in his career to date
  • How his alias (The Falcon) originated
  • Performance Round
  • Best Advice from Hayden
  • Who makes up Hayden’s Team
  • Hayden’s Bucket List
  • Hayden’s Best three Attributes with Coach Craig Kirkwood
  • Hayden’s Goal for World Triathlon Series
  • Hayden as a young athlete

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Quotes:

“Don’t stuff up.” – Mantra
“Having a good time.” – Being in the Zone
“Have a choccy milk.” – Best Recovery Tip
“Don’t be too serious too early.” – Best Advice
“Hayden’s best three attributes”

  1. Huge aerobic capacity
  2. Desire to win
  3. Not being afraid

To follow Hayden Wilde

Instagram:  @hayden_wilde
Facebook:  @www.Haydenwildmultisporter.nz
Website: Hayden Wilde

Timeline:

00:00 Start
01:40 Introduction to Hayden Wilde
03:32 What is Hayden learning at the moment
07:00 Hayden’s Childhood
16:00 Talking about memories of his Father
20:45 Greatest achievement to date
21:40 Darkest Day in his career to date
24:30 How his alias (The Falcon) originated
28:50 Performance Round
38:43 Best Advice from Hayden
41:20 Fun Questions with Hayden
42:40 Who makes up Hayden’s Team
44:20 Hayden’s Bucket List
45:45 Hayden’s Best three Attributes with Coach Craig Kirkwood
47:20 Hayden’s Goal for World Triathlon Series
49:53 Hayden as a young athlete
57:35 End

People Mentioned:

Craig Kirkwood – NZ Triathlon Coach
Fernando Torres – Football Player
Richard Murray – South African Triathlete
Leo Bergere – Super League Triathlete

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