Episode 32

Kathryn Bertine: All-round super woman

Some guests are easy to research, others are harder and then there are some who have done so much that it's difficult to even know where to begin. That's Kathryn Bertine for you! The American describes herself as an athlete, author, activist and film maker. She's also a former pro triathlete and cyclist and she helped to get La Course by Le Tour, the one day women's race in the Tour de France, up and running. That's still scratching the surface of this remarkable woman who signed her first professional racing contract at the age of 37.

You'll hear:

  • The story of attempting to qualify for the 2008 Olympics when she was working for ESPN
  • About the incredible Home Stretch Foundation project which provides free housing and support to female athletes who'd struggle financially without it
  • How she ended up becoming a professional cyclist in her late 30s.
  • Why she believes anyone can create change, regardless of status or wealth

This episode is dedicated to the late Peter Bertine, Kathryn's father who was taken ill the day after we did this interview and sadly died four days later.

Plus you'll hear how Helen's been listening to her body more and adapting her training to fit around her menstrual cycle, with Suzie Richards from Train Like a Female.

Find out more about our guest

Kathryn Bertine website

Kathryn Bertine on twitter

Homestretch Foundation

Train Like a Female

Train Like a Female by Suzie Richards.

Get involved with the live Train Like a Female App launch party on Thursday 25th June and head to the website to find out more about Train Like a Female

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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