Episode 107

Daniel Bækkegård and Miki Mørck Taagholt in Conversation

Danish triathletes Daniel Bækkegård and Miki Mørck Taagholt join us in Conversation to talk us through why Denmark is on fire when it comes to producing some amazing middle and long distance triathletes. You might have seen their finish line celebrations as they came 3rd and 4th respectively at the 2021 Ironman 70.3 World Championships. They are actually really good friends, as well as training partners! They met via the Danish Federation's Youth Programme after switching from swimming and they are part of a bigger training group with other Danish pros in Odense.

You'll hear:

How they met

The training environment in Odense and why Denmark is producing so many good middle and long distance athletes.

Daniel talk incredibly openly about the struggles he has had with his mental health. Once you've heard him speak, then you will really understand why he celebrated his maiden Ironman win like he did at Ironman Austria in 2019

Miki talk about being a young father and why he ended up having a pizza sitting on the floor of an airport, rather than heading to Vegas to celebrate his 4th place at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships

Their thoughts on Strava and why comparing yourself to others won't help you with your own goals

Why Miki loves a good sing on the bike

Find out more about this week's guests

Daniel Bækkegård Instagram

Miki Mørck Taagholt Instagram

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Helen Murray brings you awesome interviews from triathlon and beyond

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Helen Murray

Helen has been working in triathlon for a decade as an athlete, coach and broadcaster.

Helen hosts the Inside Tri Show podcast bringing you awesome interviews from triathlon and beyond