Sophie Coldwell is a British triathlete and her fiancé Tom Evans is an ultra runner. Sophie’s a front-pack swimmer, she represented England at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 and was 9th at the Olympic Qualification event in Tokyo. Tom's background couldn't be more different, a British Army captain, he entered Marathon des Sables in 2017 after a bet. He ended up finishing 3rd. He won the 101km race at the UTMB in 2018 and finished 3rd at Western States in 2019. He's turned his attention to the road and hopes to qualify for the Olympic marathon.
05:25 How they met
10:07 Their love for their chickens that they keep at home
20:25 What Tom really thinks of triathlon and Sophie's opinion of Tom's training
34:15 Tom's background in the army and how that helps his mental resilience
40:55 The different sponsorship opportunities between ultra running and Olympic distance triathlon - Sophie doesn't have a wetsuit sponsor for 2021, despite being one of the best swimmers in the sport
47:35 Sophie's Olympic goals
49:48 Tom's marathon hopes
52:45 How they chill out and switch off from sport
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