Before the big triathlon race in Roth, 2014 we we met with Siri Lindley, Rebekah Keat, Yvonne van Vlerken and Rachel Joyce in the beautiful ancient yard of the “Black Horse”, one of the oldest Hotels in the area.
We were discussing several topics reaching from politics in triathlon, women specific subjects in endurance sport to questions, whether professional sports can go along with being healthy and balanced.
To make you curious to listen to the whole discussion we publish the most interesting aspects of the discussion.
»Chrissie Wellington professionalized the female triathlon«
That’s a quotation by Siri Lindley. Siri is currently probably the coach with the most top female triathletes in her squad. The Biestmilch crew met her in Roth, 2014. Longtime female triathlon was seen more as an amateur sport that has definitely changed during the last few years. But why?
Siri is convinced that one of the reasons was Chrissie Wellington. With her absolute dedication to what she does she inspired the ladies’ sport. Even though there are quite some people around that see her under suspicion. Knowing Chrissie myself she has this incredible gift not accept set limits and give it all regardless of all sufferings and pain.
Enjoy listening to Siri, this charismatic outstanding courageous lady.
Pro women triathletes unhappy with competition rules
In this statement Yvonne van Vlerken and Rachel Joyce tell us why they think that the current rules and standards are unjust. They say that they lose a lot of their competitiveness only due to the fact that they are struggling with the unfair conditions for the ladies’ pro field.
But please, listen to what they have to say. It makes perfect sense, but it certainly raises a controversial debate.
Talent, hard work and health are part and parcel for success
The debate about talent and hard work is ever ongoing in many fields not only in sports. It seems that the individual prefers to stress that he or she is hard working but not talented. Maybe it is in somehow an excuse, if you are not reaching the very top, it is not your fault. Talent is given, this is what our Western society thinks. Nobody knows whether this is correct.
Listen what the ladies have to say. But what do you think?