Keep connected with the triathlon community and stay entertained during training sessions with our guide to the eight best triathlon podcasts.
From getting to know the best pros in the sport, learning from legendary coaches or finding a common thread with your triathlon struggles, there are plenty of triathlon podcast options out there. Some, like IMTalk, have been around for years while relative newcomers like Greg Bennett show there’s still room for quality content.
So whether you turn to podcasts for triathlon news, training advice, pro interviews or just want something related to your favourite sport to listen to while training, hit download, plug in your headphones and join the audio world of swim, bike run.
In no particular order, here are eight of the best triathlon podcasts, all available via major podcast providers for you to listen to now.
No list of triathlon podcasts would be complete without the anachronistic Kiwi stylings of IMTalk. Podcasting weekly since 2006, ‘Coach’ John Newsom and Bevan James Eyles’ banter always leaves a smile on your face.
Regular athlete interviews and discussions with coaches and sports scientists keep the education value high while there’s plenty of other interest from news and regular features.
Don’t forget to check out the boys’ Legends of Triathlon Show too, which features more fantastic content with long-form interviews with people who’ve made the sport of triathlon what it is today.
The Greg Bennett Show
Formerly named Be With Champions, this podcast from multiple triathlon world champ Greg Bennett gets you inside the minds of triathlon’s biggest names.
Sizeable, in-depth interviews with the likes of Jan Frodeno, Katie Zaferes, Alastair Brownlee and Chrissie Wellington – to name just a few – give a deep insight into what’s made them champions.
Greg, a world-class coach himself, also talks to the names behind the champions including uber-coaches Joel Filliol and Siri Lindley and legends such as Dave Scott and Mark Allen.
WITSUP Women In Triathlon
Focusing the limelight firmly on the world of female triathlon, WITSUP host Stef Hansen’s feisty Aussie charm never fails to elicit fun and candid interviews with the sport’s top female stars.
It’s not all centred on triathlon itself though – the show is more about getting to know the people behind the performances with Hansen’s expertise generating honest, down-to-earth conversations around life in the sport. There’s no shying away from what goes on under the surface either, with the show ever ready to dive into wellness as well as ‘tougher’ subjects such as inclusion and diversity.
That Triathlon Show
Hosted by coach Mikael Eriksson, That Triathlon Show delves into the science of triathlon like no other with deep dives on very specific topics and the latest research.
Things can get seriously detailed here, sometimes requiring multiple listens but the regular Q+A podcasts help break down the science into useable training information.
Breakfast With Bob has long been an essential part of the Kona race-week ritual, the gregarious father of triathlon media bringing insight and humour to the proceedings with equal measure.
Babbittville Radio is Bob’s podcasting home, featuring fun, regularly uplifting interviews with the best in the business. From short check-ins with stars to longer catch-ups, there’s plenty of regular content to keep you engaged and updated.
Zwift PowerUp Tri Podcast
Not content with dominating the world of virtual cycling and running, Zwift has also got in on podcasting. The show had a shake-up for 2021, regular host Matt Lieto returning alongside new recruit Sarah True – the pair also act as commentary team for the Zwift Z-Pro Tri Series events.
While shows aren’t released on a regular schedule, the Power Up Tri Podcast’s back catalogue includes an apparently inexhaustible list of names from old-school to up-and-coming as well as the sport’s biggest stars like Jan Frodeno.
It’s not all sugar-coated like you might expect, with issues such as eating disorders and depression being discussed openly. Meanwhile, the good-natured banter between the hosts (including those with former host Jordan Rapp) keeps a smile on your face while training.
Inside Tri Show
Through the weekly Inside Tri Show, British broadcaster Helen Murray provides a warm hug of a triathlon podcast. Thanks to Murray’s disarming style, each episode is like sitting down with a cup of tea and a chat with a friend – really helping to get under the skin of how the biggest names in triathlon really feel.
Meanwhile, a considered yet light touch when it comes to all-too-often taboo areas like women’s health, disordered eating and mental health accessible to all, with the sport’s stars regularly opening up about their experiences of ‘tougher’ issues that affect triathletes.
Probably the most larger-than-life character in the world of triathlon podcasting (certainly since TRS radio stopped broadcasting), Triathlon Taren – along with the long-suffering No Triathlon Kim – provides a raft of interesting interviews as well as his own quirky take on everything triathlon.
From tri power couples to in-depth health and training advice across a wide variety of subjects, there’s plenty to satisfy triathlon fans, or as Taren Gesell himself dubs them, ‘trainiacs’! Meanwhile, Taren’s extra ‘trainiASK’ show gives more Q&A listening.