Podcast Episode 102: Craig ‘Crowie’ Alexander – 5x World Champion, 3x Ironman Triathlon World Champion

Episode 102: Craig ‘Crowie’ Alexander – 5x World Champion, 3x Ironman Triathlon World Champion

In episode 102 of The Physical Performance Show, I have a conversation with 5x World Champion, 3x Ironman Triathlon World Champion – Craig ‘Crowie’ Alexander.

Craig Alexander or Crowie as he is affectionally known is a 5 times world triathlon champion in the 2006 and 2011 world 70.3 or half ironman triathlon champion and then also his historic Hawaii Ironman world champion victories in 2008, 2009 and then again in 2011. Not to mention his debut in Hawaii picking up a silver medal with that tussle with previous broadcast guest Chris “Macca’ McCormack.

During the episode we cover Crowie’s highs, his lows and the many learnings from his incredible athletic career to date.  Crowie is articulate, he’s meticulous and is a professional so get ready for a deep dive where we talk about the early days of Craig’s career, his first love with soccer, falling in love with the sport triathlon. Working through the formative years, the break through performances that came and why that was special to Crowie.  The challenge around naming an athlete that he most admires, the training principles and practicalities that of course everyone wants to know about from Crowie, and then Crowie lays down his physical challenge for the week.

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • How Crowie started in triathlon
  • Falling in Love with triathlon from the first race
  • Winning Hawaii Ironman
  • Entering first half ironman
  • Seeing the improvement to keep going
  • Key conversations with people during the harder times
  • Attracting sponsors and keeping sponsors
  • Winning the lifetime fitness race
  • Having a long lay off with Chicken Pox
  • Darkest day in career to date
  • Performance Round Questions
  • Sponsors
  • Physical Challenge

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