Adopting a new sport in your forties - and becoming a World Champion with triathlete Adrienne Leblanc (024)

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In this episode, we talk to Adrienne Leblanc, a mother of three, physical therapist and triathlete based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. She's a five time age group national champion for short course racing triathlon. She earned the World Champion Sprint distance triathlon title in 2015 and are the 2017 World Champion in the Olympic distance triathlon. She also earned Arizona State Champion titles in 2016 and 2017 in the 40K women’s road cycling Time Trial Race. In 2018, Adrienne plans on competing at the ITU Age Group World Championships for Triathlon in Australia, where she hopes to defend her winning title from this year.

We talk about the ups and downs of being a part of a family of athletes, how she found her way into competing in and winning triathlons in her forties, and some of the key things she does to stay at the top of her game as she gets older.


Age: 47

Sport: Triathlon

Quote: "You may not be as talented as the person sitting next to you...but if you work hard at something and really give it your all, you can succeed at it - at a very good level."

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Each week, we start our show with our featured EVERYDAY SEASONED ATHLETE. In this segment, we shine the spotlight on athletes over age 40 from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels.. Our Everyday Seasoned Athletes will be sharing why they do what they do and what they’ve learned along the way – all in their own words. This week, we feature ultra runner Pamela Neimeth.


Age: 59

Sport: Ultra distance trail running, road racing, triathlon

Quote: "For me, ultra running is my temple. It’s my opportunity for activism and kindness. It’s my connection to the natural world. To my Gods, Goddesses, angels and the divine. On the trails, I find peace of mind and connection to my wholeness."