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SUPPORTING CHAMPIONS

Hosted by: Steve Ingham

Steve Ingham, performance scientist, leader and author, explores the science, art, purpose and origins of high-performance. Steve interviews and discusses these concepts with the people who have been there and done it, whether it’s achieving at the highest level, been the driving force in making remarkable performance happen or those who have explored and researched aspects of human performance in real-depth.

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Steve Ingham Jamie Pringle reflect on 100 podcast episodes

Steve reflects on 100 episodes with Jamie Pringle

After 100 episodes over 4 years, I take a chance to reflect on the lessons learned from hosting the Supporting Champions podcast and speaking with …

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Sue Campbell sports leader

100: Sue Campbell on leadership and the power of sport

A very, very warm welcome to our 100th episode. Woo! A milestone for us having started the podcast just under 4 years ago. I truly …

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Mike Powell

099: Mike Powell on records, rivalry and resilience

This week’s guest is one of the most outstanding athletes ever, Mike Powell. Mike has held the long jump world record for the last 30 …

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Ben Ryan, rugby coach

098: Ben Ryan on culture

This week’s guest is Ben Ryan. Ben coached the England Rugby Sevens team between 2007 and 2013. Ben then took a big leap of faith …

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Laurence Halstead

097: Laurence Halsted on becoming a true athlete

This week’s guest is Laurence Halsted. Laurence is a former Olympic fencer, having competed at the London and Rio Olympics. Laurence retired after the Rio …

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Martin Yelling - international runner and elite duathlete

096 Martin Yelling on supporting young people with Stormbreak

Martin Yelling is a former international runner, duathlete and ironman athlete and since retiring has, along with his partner Liz Yelling coached 1000s of athletes, …

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Duff Gibson - skeleton racer

095: Duff Gibson on the Tao of Sport

Duff Gibson won the Olympic gold medal in bob skeleton at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics. He did so at the age of 39. Duff …

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Dan Bigham - British racing cyclist

094: Dan Bigham on reverse engineering performance

Dan Bigham is an athlete of the highest order, principally in the disciplines of individual and team pursuit with multiple national and World cup titles. …

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Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent

093: Redgrave and Pinsent on their Olympic partnership

Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent are as successful a sporting duo as you’ll ever meet. Steve has won 5 gold medals at 5 …

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Martin Buchheit and George Perry

092: Martin Buchheit & George Perry on ego in high performance

In this week’s conversation I speak to Martin Buchheitt and George Perry authors of their upcoming book “Egoals” (a blend of Ego and goals), the …

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Michael Hughes - analysing elite performance

091: Mike Hughes on analysing elite performance

This week I spoke to Mike Hughes. Mike is a Performance Analyst, having worked with some of the best teams in the world and developed …

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Mandy Hickson - Fighter Pilot

090: Mandy Hickson on jet fighter pilot performance

Mandy Hickson on jet fighter pilot performance This week I spoke to Mandy Hickson. Mandy is a fighter pilot, having joined the Royal Air Force …

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