Episode #76: Matt Bevilacqua – 3X Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Champion & Professional Ironman

In this episode of The Physical Performance Show I have a fire-side chat with Matt Bevilacqua – 3X Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Champion and record holder and professional ironman. During the episode Matt shares around all things surf life saving ironman, breakthrough performances, hard training and fun sessions on the beach.

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

  • Matt’s origins in surf life saving
  • Growing up as a surf athlete in Tasmania
  • Matt’s Nutri-Grain Series journey
  • Matt’s Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Races
  • The highs and lows of Matt’s career so far

To follow Matt Bevilacqua:

Facebook: @mattbevy
Matt’s first surf club – Clifton Beach SLSC
Matt’s current surf club – Kurrawa SLSC

Matt’s Sponsors:

Previous guests mentioned:

Episode #1: Ali Day

Episode #22: Shannon Eckstein

Episode #57: Matt Poole

Episode #72: Jamie Mitchell

 

Timeline

00:00 Start
01:00 Introduction
04:00 Matt Bevilacqua introduction
05:40 One thing that scares Matt
08:12 Matt’s genesis story
08:37 Matt’s junior days
09:30 Where Matt’s love for the sport started
11:37 Talking about Matt’s parents
14:00 Matt’s dreams before ironman
14:56 Being a surf athlete in Tasmania and the Tasmanian athlete bond
18:10 Training with Michael King
19:25 What Matt learnt from training with a high performance squad
20:25 Matt’s first Nutri-Grain IronMan qualifying year and race
22:10 Finding himself on the Nutri-Grain IronMan Series podium
23:37 Matt’s second year on the Nutri-Grain IronMan Series
24:42 Matt on the importance of confidence
25:45 Matt’s first Nutri-Grain IronMan Series win – Newcastle 2015/16 Series
28:38 Matt’s 2016/17 Nutri-Grain IronMan Series
31:20 Performance Round
43:04 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard Race
44:42 Matt’s study – High school teaching
45:36 Matt’s bucket list
46:54 Matt’s training advice
48:00 Matt’s Physical Challenge
49:36 Matt’s dinner guest
50:40 Matt’s sponsors and supporters
51:45 Matt as a comedian
52:55 Close
55:35 End

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