Episode 153

Lisa Norden: Excelling amongst strong women

This is a great chat with triathlete Lisa Norden, a 3x Olympian from Sweden. She famously finished 2nd to Nicola Spirig in a sprint finish at London 2012. She's also a multiple National Time Trial Champion. She has battled years of injuries but has slowly built back up and came 5th on her debut at the Ironman World Championships in Kona in 2022. After two decades in triathlon, she believes there's still plenty to come over the long distance.

You'll hear:

10:30 Lisa talks about some of the wonderful women she has trained with over the two decades she has spent in the sport.

13:30 Lisa talks about her mum who has played a huge role in Lisa's life and did an Ironman back in 2004 and why she has spent so much time travelling and living in different places during her career.

19:30 Lisa talks about her coach Philipp Seipp, Laura Phillip's husband and his 90% fit, 110% fresh approach going into Kona. And why moving to his training method has saved her career.

23:30 On the horrible injuries she sustained and why it was a constant battle.

26:30 Patron Kay asks about how Lisa has dealt with her injuries.

30:30 Did Lisa ever think she would have to walk away from triathlon because of her injuries?

32:30 That finish from London 2012 - what was it like for her? Does she have any recurring dreams?

37:30 The impact Lisa has had on triathlon in Sweden.

40:30 The Kona experience! Both in 2012 when she went for the first time on a training camp, and going back in 2022 to race.

44:30 Mid-life crisis and what lisa might do for her 40th birthday... her Mum took a 15/16 year old Lisa bike packing from Sweden to Italy!

48:30 Does Lisa still do horseriding? That was the background she came from.

51:30 How is Lisa's cross country skiing? Especially now that her coach is Philipp Seipp.

53:30 Lisa's hopes for future Konas and she explains about the massive water bottle she picked up and threw over herself at one of the Aid Stations.

Find out more about this week's guest:

Lisa Norden Instagram

Lisa Norden website

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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