The Triathlete Hour Podcast: Helle Frederiksen Doesn’t Miss The Hard Training

Plus, what you can expect at races this year.

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In this episode we talk with Danish legend and recently retired Olympian Helle Frederiksen. Helle looks back on her career, how she overcame horrific injuries, and what she has planned now. Hint: She misses some of the training, but not the bury-yourself-go-deep fast stuff.

And she talks about how she’s helping others achieve their own goals now.

First, though, race director Gabriela Gallegos answers all our questions about return to racing, what races will look like, and how RDs are balancing the uncertainty.

This week’s episode is sponsored by Whoop, a fitness wearable that provides personalized insights to tell you how recovered you are and how hard you should train for optimal performance. Right now, Whoop is offering 15% off by going to and using the code ‘TRIATHLETE’ at checkout.