The Physical Performance Show: Miles Stewart (OAM), CEO Triathlon Australia, OLY, 1991 World Triathlon Champion

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In episode 246 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Miles Stewart (OAM), CEO Triathlon Australia, OLY, 1991 World Triathlon Champion on this featured performer episode.

As a junior triathlete through the 90s, Miles Stewart was one of the most prominent names in the sport. Earlier this year in 2020 Miles was recognised with an Order of Australia medal (OAM) for his service to triathlon and sports administration a fitting honour for someone who has been around the sport for 35 years plus.

Prior to Miles’ administrative career Miles’s sporting resume was so impressive. Miles became the world champion at 20 years of age in 1991. Prior to that, as you’ll hear miles outline he had great success from the get go racing immediately as a professional athlete on commencing the sport as a junior. Miles was part of triathlons debut in the Olympic Games as part of the Australian team at the Sydney Olympic 2000 games, crossing the line as the first place male finisher in sixth place. In addition, Miles picked up a silver medal at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games triathlon, 8 World Cup Triathlon wins, 1 World Series win in 1996 and 2 ITU World Championship bronze medals in 1998 and 1999. Of course, Miles became the world champion in the 1991 World Triathlon Championships held on the Gold Coast at just 20 years of age. And quite incredibly, as you’ll hear Miles outline, he was a member of the Australian Elite Team for the World Championships across 16 consecutive years.

During today’s episode, you’ll hear miles touch on the highs, the lows and the many learnings from his 20 year career as a professional triathlete.  You’ll hear Miles mention that he never raced in the juniors instead, he was straight to the professional ranks. Miles shares around the emotions of the Sydney Olympic 2000 debut and the reasons why he was only notified that he’d be racing 72 hours prior to the Olympic Games. Miles shares around what drove him as an athlete to achieve such great success. Keys in staying injury free and Miles shares some thoughts around the art and science of coaching. 

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Receiving the OAM
  • 2000 Olympic Games
  • Starting out as a swimmer
  • World Champion at 20 yrs
  • Cycling and racing
  • Being kicked off the Worlds team
  • Emptying the tank
  • Formula 1 series
  • Top 3 characteristics for peak performance
  • Gold Coast squad
  • Top characteristics for a coach
  • Performance Round
  • Best Advice
  • Physical Challenge
  • Career after Sport
  • Join a local club

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To follow Miles Stewart

Twitter:  @milesstewartCEO


“Victory or death.”
“Have the great mentors.” Best Advice
“A mountain bike ride in the rain.” Physical Challenge

Top 3 characteristics for peak performance
– Ability to suffer
– consistency
– single minded focus

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0:00 Start
4:45 Receiving the OAM
6:55 2000 Olympic Games
11:30 Starting out as a swimmer
15:50 World Champion at 20 yrs
19:40 Cycling and racing
21:30 Being kicked off the Worlds team
22:40 Emptying the tank
25:30 Formula 1 series
30:30 Top 3 characteristics for peak performance
34:03 Gold Coast squad
35:46 Top characteristics for a coach
37:40 Performance Round
43:22 Best Advice
44:40 Physical Challenge
46:00 Career after Sport
49:30 Join a local club
55:01 Finish

People Mentioned

Brad Beven – Australian Hall of Fame Triathlete – Episode 15 of the Physical Performance Show
Jane E. Hunt – Author
Nick Croft – Triathlete
Shane Johnson – Triathlete
Greg Welch – Ironman
Mick Doohan – Motor Sports

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