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Each week on the ‘Best In the World’ Podcast Richard Parr talks to athletes and sports stars who have reached the pinnacles of their careers. These are World Champions, Olympic Champions, World Record Holders and World Number Ones. The show delves into what these talented individuals have done to achieve their success. This includes training, nutrition, determination, sacrifices, time management, home environment and much more. Richard wants to know what they do so we can improve our own lives. All of the episodes are available at sportuccino.com. You can connect with Richard on twitter @richard_parr .

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Each week on the ‘Best In the World’ Podcast Richard Parr talks to athletes and sports stars who have reached the pinnacles of their careers. These are World Champions, Olympic Champions, World Record Holders and World Number Ones. The show delves into what these talented individuals have done to achieve their success. This includes training, nutrition, determination, sacrifices, time management, home environment and much more. Richard wants to know what they do so we can improve our own lives. All of the episodes are available at sportuccino.com. You can connect with Richard on twitter @richard_parr .

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Interesting Interviews-great for atheletes and fans!

By BosTenJill - Jan 01 2018
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Richard has really interesting guests and asks great questions to get at the underlying things that make them the best in the world. I love learning about athletes' mental games and how they prepare for competition, and he does a great job at getting to that nitty gritty info.

Excellent show

By Nazarno1 - Nov 06 2015
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Richard always does fantastic interviews. This is great.

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Interesting Interviews-great for atheletes and fans!

By BosTenJill - Jan 01 2018
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Richard has really interesting guests and asks great questions to get at the underlying things that make them the best in the world. I love learning about athletes' mental games and how they prepare for competition, and he does a great job at getting to that nitty gritty info.

Excellent show

By Nazarno1 - Nov 06 2015
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Richard always does fantastic interviews. This is great.
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Each week on the ‘Best In the World’ Podcast Richard Parr talks to athletes and sports stars who have reached the pinnacles of their careers. These are World Champions, Olympic Champions, World Record Holders and World Number Ones. The show delves into what these talented individuals have done to achieve their success. This includes training, nutrition, determination, sacrifices, time management, home environment and much more. Richard wants to know what they do so we can improve our own lives. All of the episodes are available at sportuccino.com. You can connect with Richard on twitter @richard_parr .

Rank #1: 108 Vincent Hancock – Shooting Olympic Champion

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Vincent Hancock is a 2-time Olympic Champion and a 3-time World Champion in the sport of skeet shooting. 

The American also hold National, Olympic and World Records and is our guest on this episode of the Best in the World with Richard Parr. 

Vincent was just 19 when he won his first Olympic title at the 2008 Beijing games. After struggling with his motivation for the sport in 2011 a year later in London he retained his Olympic title by hitting every target in the final.  

Vincent explains how he did that on this podcast. 

The Texas resident also opens up about his relationship with his father, he gives us a technique to get kids interested in shooting and talks about his time in the U.S. Army marksmanship unit. 

You can follow Vincent’s journey on instagram @vincenthancock. 

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Mar 14 2018

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Rank #2: 30 Gretchen Bleiler - Snowboard World Champion

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Gretchen Bleiler is this week’s guest on the 'Best in the World with Richard Parr’ podcast.   Gretchen is a 4-time X Games Champion, former World Superpipe Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist.   Now retired from competitive snowboarding, Gretchen is now an environmental advocate working with Protect Our Winters to help raise awareness of climate change.   Gretchen tells Richard on the show about the importance of Yoga and Meditation.    The American also talks about food and nutrition along with her own water bottle design, the ALEX Bottle.   You can learn more about Gretchen at gretchenbleiler.com and follow her on Twitter. You can also find out more about the ALEX Bottle at alexbottle.com

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Sep 14 2016

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Rank #3: 99 Casper Steinfath – Stand Up Paddleboarding World Champion

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Casper Steinfath grew up in a small fishing town in Denmark afraid to put his head under water. Now he is a four-time World Champion in Stand Up Paddleboarding.  

On this week’s Best in the World with Richard Parr, Casper explains how he got over his fear of water and gives his advice on how anyone can get over their fear.  

Casper talks to Richard about the importance of pushing yourself to your limits but also respecting the water. 

The Danish surfer also discusses goal setting and how he breaks down his goals into incremental steps.  

In February 2017, Casper attempted to paddle 130 kilometres from Denmark to Norway. The SUP star recounts this incredible story on this week’s podcast.    

You can watch Casper’s documentary Standing On Water here: https://www.redbull.tv/video/AP-1N5UP66KH2111/standing-on-water

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Plus, if you want to keep listening and learning from World and Olympic Champions then please support the Best in the World with Richard Parr podcast on Patreon at patreon.com/bestintheworld

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Jan 11 2018

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Rank #4: 34 Mahe Drysdale – Rowing Olympic Champion

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The 2x Olympic Rowing Champion Mahe Drysdale is our guest this week on the ‘Best in the World with Richard Parr’.

The New Zealand rower covers a number of topics including how he recovered from being hit by a car to win a gold medal, how he deals with osteoarthritis and his rivalry with Ondrej Synek.

Mahe also tells Richard about how he was nervous on the day of the 2012 final and talks about the photo-finish victory in Rio.

We also hear how the appeal of drinking alcohol at University got Mahe interested in rowing to begin with.

For more about Mahe please check out his website: mahedrysdale.com and Twitter.

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Oct 12 2016

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Rank #5: 103 Stefan Groothuis – Speed Skating Olympic Champion

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In 2014, at the age of 32, Stefan Groothuis became the 1000 metres speed skating Olympic Champion.


Stefan is our guest this week on the Best in the World with Richard Parr. 

Stefan opens up about his battle with depression in 2011.


He talks about how he managed to get over his mental illness and eventually win Olympic gold.  

He talks about the injuries he suffered throughout his career including slicing his achilles with his skate.  

The Dutchman tells us what a World-class speed skater requires from his equipment and his thoughts on the Norwegian skaters wearing blue suits.  

You can learn more about Stefan at http://wwwStefangroothuis.nl.

If you want to continue the conversation on sports performance then join our new Best in the World Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/528892100811980/

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Feb 08 2018

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Rank #6: 102 Dominique Gisin – Downhill Skiing Olympic Champion

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In 2014 after a career filled with injuries Dominique Gisin became Olympic champion.


The Swiss won the Downhill Skiing event at the 2014 Sochi games. 

Dominique reminisces about the dramatic finale that saw her share the top of the podium with Tina Maze.  

She tells Richard what mental trick she used to change her fortunes.


We also learn about her diet, what it’s like to crash at 120 kilometres an hour and who inspires her.  

Having now retired we hear that Dominique is now studying physics and for her commercial pilots licence. 

You can learn more about Dominique including her book ‘Making it Happen’ at Dominiquegisin.ch.  

If you want to continue the conversation on sports performance then join our new Best in the World Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/528892100811980/

Plus, if you want to keep listening and learning from World and Olympic Champions then please support the Best in the World with Richard Parr podcast on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/bestintheworld

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Feb 01 2018

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Rank #7: 105 Casey FitzRandolph – Speed Skating Olympic Champion

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Casey FitzRandolph is the 500 metres Olympic speed skating gold medallist from the 2002 Salt Lake City games. The American broke the Olympic record in the process. 

Casey now works in insurance in his home state of Wisconsin helping companies manage risk. On the Best in the World with Richard Parr podcast Casey explains whether risk is needed to become a champion in sports. He talks about the difficulty of life after sports and what he used from his athletic career to adjust to his life in business.  

Casey talks in depth about his relationship with his father. How his dad motivated him to win as a child and how their relationship changed when Casey began to compete at a World level. 

The American also opens up on why he decided to train with the Canadian team and the lessons he learnt with them. 

To continue to follow Casey’s journey head to Caseyfitz.com

We discuss even more about high-performance sport in our Best in the World Facebook group.

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Feb 22 2018

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Rank #8: 106 Steven Lobue – High Diving World Champion

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STEVEN LOBUE IS THE REIGNING WORLD CHAMPION IN HIGH DIVING.


He became the third male ever to win gold at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest last year.  


Steve joins Richard on this episode of the Best in the World with Richard Parr.  


The American covers a number of topics including how he got started in the sport, the level of fear needed to dive from a 27 metre high platform and the difficulties of training for competitions. 


The cliff diver recalls his time working on a cruise ship in the Caribbean.  


Steve talks in detail about the time he hit his head on the platform during a dive.  


The American also discusses how his life has changed since he became a father. 


Steve is on twitter @divelobue 


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Mar 01 2018

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Rank #9: 72 Jonny Moseley – Moguls Olympic Champion

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Freestyle skiing Olympic Champion Jonny Moseley joins us on this week’s Best in the World with Richard Parr. Jonny took gold in the moguls event in the Nagano games in 1998. He missed out on a medal in the 2002 games in Salt Lake City where he performed the Dinner Roll trick. We talk about Jonny being an innovator in the sport on this week’s programme. Jonny is now launching his own snack food line called Mighty Iota (mightyiota.com). On the podcast he tells us how being an Olympic champion helps him in his new business. Richard also talks to Jonny about fear, marketing and if he ever officially retired. The former Saturday Night Live host now has his own web series called Jonny Moseley’s Wildest Dreams. You can watch the slackline episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMR4E991gpg Jonny is also on Twitter and Instagram @jonnymoseley and you can find more about him at jonnymoseley.com.  

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Jul 05 2017

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Rank #10: 110 Tianna Bartoletta – Long Jump & 4x100m Relay Olympic Champion

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Tianna Bartoletta is the reigning Olympic Long jump champion. She also has gold medals in the 4x100 metres relay from both the 2012 and 2016 games. 

The 2-time long jump World Champion is our guest on this episode of the Best in the World with Richard Parr. 

Tianna opens up on the podcast regarding the break up her marriage and the reason why she is most proud of the long jump bronze medal she won last year at the World Championships. The American admits that while it is still difficult to talk about she knows she needs to so she can help others.  

Tianna talks about her time competing in bobsled and how it helped her regain her confidence in jumping.  

The Ohio native explains the added expenses she incurs on the road so that she can stay in the best shape possible to compete. Tianna goes further by saying that events can be won in the airport before the competitors even get to the track. 

Richard and Tianna also talk a lot about her writing and her blog which you can read here: https://teamtb.snappages.site/blog

If you want to continue the conversation on sports performance then join our new Best in the World Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/528892100811980/

Plus, if you want to keep listening and learning from World and Olympic Champions then please support the Best in the World with Richard Parr podcast on Patreon at https://patreon.com/bestintheworld.

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Mar 28 2018

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Rank #11: 98 Brandon Slay – Olympic Wrestling Champion

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Brandon Slay is our first guest of 2018 on the Best in the World with Richard Parr podcast. Brandon won gold in freestyle wrestling at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and was part of the USA coaching team for the 2012 and 2016 games. 

If you have set your goals or made a New Year’s Resolution you will definitely want to listen to this. Brandon explains how he achieved his goal of becoming an Olympic champion and why we should be setting process goals. 

On the podcast Brandon talks to Richard about being awarded the gold medal having lost the Olympic final. The Wharton Business School graduate explains why it was easier training for the Olympics than it was being a collegiate wrestler. 

Also on the podcast Brandon gives advice to parents raising young wrestlers. 

You can continue to follow Brandon’s journey @coachslay.  

Want to listen back to the best episodes of 2017? Check out the Best of the Best 2017 here: https://sportuccino.com/2017/12/31/best-best-2017/

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Plus, if you want to keep listening an learning from World and Olympic Champions then please support the Best in the World with Richard Parr podcast on Patreon at patreon.com/bestintheworld

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Jan 04 2018

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Rank #12: 97 Kristine Lilly – Football World Cup Winner

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Nobody has played more football matches for their country than Kristine Lilly. The American scored 130 goals in 354 games and won two World Cups and two Olympic gold medals. Kristine is our guest on this episode of the Best in the World with Richard Parr. The forward reveals what it was like to make her international debut as a teenager, her favourite teammates and how she managed to have such a long career. Kristine reveals her fondest memories as well as the most painful moment. She also talks about playing in Sweden, coaching and her love of oranges! You can learn more about Kristine at kirstinelilly13.com and on Twitter @kristinelilly  

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Dec 28 2017

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Rank #13: 94 Brooke Bennett – Swimming Olympic Champion

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At just the age of 16 Brooke Bennett won the 800 metres freestyle event at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. On this week’s Best in the World with Richard Parr, Brooke describes being bullied at school after winning gold. The American reveals the biggest influences on her career and how she coped with competing against more experienced swimmers Brooke shares the changes she made to her training to win two more Olympic gold medals in the 400 and 800 metres in Sydney. With two young sons and her own Academy, Brooke also discusses the importance of children learning to swim. You can learn more about Brooke and her swim academy at bbswimacademy.com Please support our podcast at patreon.com/bestintheworld

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Dec 07 2017

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Rank #14: 79 Jorrit Bergsma – Speed skating Olympic Champion

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This week we learn from Jorrit Bergsma, the 10,000 metres speed skating Olympic Champion. Following our interview with Jan Blokhuijsen in episode 75, Jorrit gives his side of the story on why he withdrew as the Dutch substitute for the Team Pursuit at the 2014 Olympics. The three-time World Champion shares stories of his childhood, growing up on a houseboat in Friesland, in the north of the Netherlands. Bergsma reveals how close he came to representing Kazakhstan at the 2010 Olympics. He also talks about being married to a fellow speed skater, the four-time World Champion Heather Richardson-Bergsma. You can continue to follow Jorrit’s journey on instagram and twitter @jorritbergsma If you want to support our podcast please head to patreon.com/bestintheworld

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Aug 24 2017

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Rank #15: 75 Jan Blokhuijsen – Speed skating Olympic Champion

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“On the ice it’s a battle.” Jan Blokhuijsen was part of the Netherlands team that won the men’s speed skating team pursuit event at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. On this week’s Best in the World with Richard Parr, Jan is asked about the difficulty of racing on a team with his rivals. He talks about his relationship with 3x Olympic Champion Sven Kramer. Plus he gives his side of the story on Jorrit Bergsma withdrawing as a substitute from the gold winning team. Also on the podcast the Dutch skater explains his training routine and talks about reaching a ‘state of flow’. You will also find out how Jan met his model fiancée using social media. You can follow Jan on Instagram at jan_blokhuijsen  

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Jul 26 2017

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Rank #16: 74 Misty Hyman – Swimming Olympic Champion

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Want to know how mathematics and science can help you to succeed at swimming? Olympic champion Misty Hyman tells us about her winning formula on this week’s Best in the World with Richard Parr pocast. The innovative American shocked the World when she took gold at the 2000 Sydney games in the 200 metres butterfly event. Recently working as an assistant coach for Arizona State University, Misty talks to Richard about working with Michael Phelps’ coach Bob Bowman. The former World Record holder is fascinating on the mental side of sports in this programme. Particularly on reaching the optimal state of mind and getting in the zone. Diet, recovery and travel are also all included in the conversation. You can continue to follow Misty’s journey at mistyhyman.com.

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Jul 19 2017

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Rank #17: 71 Phillip Dutton – Eventing Olympic Champion

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Phillip Dutton is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist in team eventing. The equestrian rider won at the 1996 and 2000 games. Last year at Rio he got his first individual medal, earning bronze. Phillip is our guest on this week’s Best in the World with Richard Parr. Phillip explains to Richard why he went from representing Australia to the United States. He talks about putting together a winning team, coping with nerves and how nutrition for horses has changed. He also discusses his relationship with his different horses. You can find out more about Phillip and his farms at phillipdutton.com. Richard also talks about 99 designs on the programme. You can check the out here: http://ninetyninedesigns.7eer.net/c/347631/185967/3172

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Jun 28 2017

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Rank #18: 69 Charlotte Kalla – Cross-country skiing Olympic Champion

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Our first cross-country skiers on the Best in the World with Richard Parr is considered one of the greatest of all time. Charlotte Kalla won gold in the 10km freestyle event at the 2010 Vancouver games and in the 4 x 5km relay at the 2014 Sochi games. The Swedish skier talks about choosing to train by herself rather than with the rest of the national team. Charlotte discusses her training, rest and recovery routines on the programme. The 2 x World Champion also explains why February 15 is an important day in her life, how she copes with stress and what it’s like to have an airport named after her. She also talks about her preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympics. You can follow Charlotte on instagram @kalla_87.  

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Jun 14 2017

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Rank #19: 67 Katerina Stefanidi - Pole Vault Olympic Champion

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2016 Pole Vault Olympic Champion Katerina Stefanidi joins us on this edition of the Best in the World with Richard Parr. Katerina talks about her husband being her coach, what they changed ahead of winning Olympic gold and her confidence ahead of this year’s World Championships. The Greek athlete admits that she is scared of heights, talks about flipping houses and studying at Stanford. Katerina also tells Richard about growing up in an athletic family, changes she has made to her diet and the experience of the Athens Olympics. You can continue to follow Katerina’s journey on instagram @ivault_kat on Twitter @KatStefanidi  

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May 31 2017

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Rank #20: 62 Emma Snowsill – Triathlon Olympic Champion

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In 2008 Emma Snowsill became the Olympic Champion in triathlon and is this week’s guest on the Best in the World with Richard Parr. The former World Champion explains to Richard how she got started in the sport, her training methods and philosophies along with the mental side of competing. Emma talks about her experience of the Olympic village and the appeal processes she had to go through after not being selected for the 2004 and 2012 games. The Australian also tells Richard how her life has changed since becoming a mother. You can follow Emma on Twitter @emmasnowsill and learn more about her new company at ryzon.net.  

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Apr 25 2017

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115 Allysa Seely – Triathlon Paralympic Champion

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Allysa Seely won gold in paratriathlon at the 2016 Paralympic games. In Rio de Janeiro. The American is also a two-time World Champion.  

Allysa is our guest on this edition of the Best in the World with Richard Parr. 

On the podcast, the Arizona native talks about having her left leg amputated and who helped her most on her way to World and Paralympic success. 

Allysa breaks down a typical day in her life and explains the difference between motivation and discipline.  

The triathlete also reminisces about winning the Turkey trot! 

You can learn more about Allysa at allysaseely.com

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Apr 25 2018

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114 Fabian Cancellara – Cycling Olympic Champion

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Fabian Cancellara has won four Time-Trial World Championships and two Olympic gold medals. The Swiss rider won eight stages in the Tour de France during his career. He has claimed victory in the Paris-Roubaix race three times and is also a triple time winner in the Tour of Flanders.  

Fabian is our guest on this episode of the Best in the World with Richard Parr. 

On the podcast the man known as Spartacus talks about what he has been up to since retiring from the sport in 2006 after the Rio Olympics.  

Fabian reveals what a typical day in his life was while competing and his favourite race of his career.  

To find out more about Fabian’s latest project, head to chasingcancellara.com

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Apr 19 2018

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113 Tim Brabants – Kayak Olympic Champion

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Tim Brabants is Great Britain’s first Olympic Gold medalist in canoeing. It was at the 2008 Beijing games that the kayaker was victorious in the K1 1000m. 

Tim is our guest on this episode of the Best in the World with Richard Parr. On the podcast he explains how he managed to juggle being an Olympic kayaker and a doctor.  

The 2007 World Champion has recently joined the performance coaching team for British Canoeing and he explains how the new job is going.  

Richard discusses with Tim about the importance of data and technology in the sport. 

You can follow Tim on twitter @timbrabants 

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Apr 09 2018

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112 Tim Don – Ironman World Record Holder

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In 2017 Tim Don broke the Ironman World record at the South American Championship in Brazil. He took four minutes off the previous time.  

Months later, just days before the World Championships, Tim was hit by a car while he was training on his bike in Hawaii. His neck was broken. 

On this week’s Best in the World with Richard Parr podcast, Tim talks about his remarkable recovery from the crash. Just over six months from the injury Tim is aiming to compete in the Boston Marathon.  

He also talks about growing up running with Mo Farah, his dad being former Premier League referee Philip Don and his decision to now live in the United States. 

You can follow Tim on @tri_thedon on Instagram.  

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Apr 09 2018

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111 Gigi Fernandez – 17x Grand Slam Tennis Doubles Champion

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Gigi Fernandez is a 17x Grand Slam champion in doubles tennis. She won 14 of those titles with Natasha Zvereva and the other three were with Robin White, Martina Navratilova and Jana Novotna.  

On this week’s Best in the World with Richard Parr, Gigi talks about how Jana’s decision to split up their team led her to her ‘invincible’ partnership with Natasha.  

Gigi also won two Olympic gold medals alongside Mary Joe Fernandez in 1992 and 1996.  

Along with raising her children, Gigi runs doubles.tv. Identifying the lack of doubles specific tennis coaching, the Puerto Rican created this online platform to help recreational players.  

By listening to this podcast you’ll get to learn about the Gigi Method and the five most important steps any doubles players need to know to be successful.  

Gigi is helping raise funds to power Puerto Rico. You can learn about the Viktre Challenge here: https://www.viktrechallenge.com

You can also follow her on instagram @gigifernandeztennis17 

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Apr 04 2018

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110 Tianna Bartoletta – Long Jump & 4x100m Relay Olympic Champion

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Tianna Bartoletta is the reigning Olympic Long jump champion. She also has gold medals in the 4x100 metres relay from both the 2012 and 2016 games. 

The 2-time long jump World Champion is our guest on this episode of the Best in the World with Richard Parr. 

Tianna opens up on the podcast regarding the break up her marriage and the reason why she is most proud of the long jump bronze medal she won last year at the World Championships. The American admits that while it is still difficult to talk about she knows she needs to so she can help others.  

Tianna talks about her time competing in bobsled and how it helped her regain her confidence in jumping.  

The Ohio native explains the added expenses she incurs on the road so that she can stay in the best shape possible to compete. Tianna goes further by saying that events can be won in the airport before the competitors even get to the track. 

Richard and Tianna also talk a lot about her writing and her blog which you can read here: https://teamtb.snappages.site/blog

If you want to continue the conversation on sports performance then join our new Best in the World Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/528892100811980/

Plus, if you want to keep listening and learning from World and Olympic Champions then please support the Best in the World with Richard Parr podcast on Patreon at https://patreon.com/bestintheworld.

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Mar 28 2018

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109 Susan Francia – Rowing Olympic Champion

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Susan Francia is a 2-time Olympic champion and a 5-time World Champion in rowing. On this episode of the Best in the World, Richard Parr asks Susan if she felt invincible between 2006-12 with all of those achievements? 

Susan talks about how she got started in the sport and how one coach could recognise her Olympic talent right at the start.  

The American reveals which NBA star she inspired with her first gold medal in the women’s eight at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.  

Also on the podcast Susan gives her advice to any sports people trying to get sponsorship. Now a coach Susan explains what she knows now and what she looks for when she is identifying new talent.  

All that and more on this episode of the Best in the World with Richard Parr. 

You can follow Susan on instagram @susanfrancia. 

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Mar 21 2018

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108 Vincent Hancock – Shooting Olympic Champion

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Vincent Hancock is a 2-time Olympic Champion and a 3-time World Champion in the sport of skeet shooting. 

The American also hold National, Olympic and World Records and is our guest on this episode of the Best in the World with Richard Parr. 

Vincent was just 19 when he won his first Olympic title at the 2008 Beijing games. After struggling with his motivation for the sport in 2011 a year later in London he retained his Olympic title by hitting every target in the final.  

Vincent explains how he did that on this podcast. 

The Texas resident also opens up about his relationship with his father, he gives us a technique to get kids interested in shooting and talks about his time in the U.S. Army marksmanship unit. 

You can follow Vincent’s journey on instagram @vincenthancock. 

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Mar 14 2018

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107 Derek Redmond – 4x400m Relay World Champion

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It’s one of the most iconic images in the history of the Olympic games.

Derek Redmond, being helped by his father, hobbling to the finish line with a torn hamstring in the semi-finals of the 400 metres at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.  

Derek recalls that incredible story of grit and determination in this episode of the Best in the World with Richard Parr. 

One year earlier, Derek and the British relay team had won gold in the 4x400 metres, surprising the American favourites.  

Derek explains how the late decision to change the order of the line-up played a crucial role in that victory.  

After athletics, Derek played professional basketball and has also competed at a high level in rugby, motorcycling and kickboxing. Derek reveals the transferable skill from athletics that has helped him be successful in these other sports.  

You can learn more about Derek at Derekredmond.com

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Mar 07 2018

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106 Steven Lobue – High Diving World Champion

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STEVEN LOBUE IS THE REIGNING WORLD CHAMPION IN HIGH DIVING.


He became the third male ever to win gold at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest last year.  


Steve joins Richard on this episode of the Best in the World with Richard Parr.  


The American covers a number of topics including how he got started in the sport, the level of fear needed to dive from a 27 metre high platform and the difficulties of training for competitions. 


The cliff diver recalls his time working on a cruise ship in the Caribbean.  


Steve talks in detail about the time he hit his head on the platform during a dive.  


The American also discusses how his life has changed since he became a father. 


Steve is on twitter @divelobue 


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Mar 01 2018

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105 Casey FitzRandolph – Speed Skating Olympic Champion

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Casey FitzRandolph is the 500 metres Olympic speed skating gold medallist from the 2002 Salt Lake City games. The American broke the Olympic record in the process. 

Casey now works in insurance in his home state of Wisconsin helping companies manage risk. On the Best in the World with Richard Parr podcast Casey explains whether risk is needed to become a champion in sports. He talks about the difficulty of life after sports and what he used from his athletic career to adjust to his life in business.  

Casey talks in depth about his relationship with his father. How his dad motivated him to win as a child and how their relationship changed when Casey began to compete at a World level. 

The American also opens up on why he decided to train with the Canadian team and the lessons he learnt with them. 

To continue to follow Casey’s journey head to Caseyfitz.com

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Feb 22 2018

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104 Tanja Frieden – Snowboard Cross Olympic Champion

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Tanja Frieden was in second place in the snowboard cross final at the 2006 Turin Olympics until the leader Lindsey Jacobellis fell in the penultimate jump. Tanja would cross the line first to complete her dream of becoming the Olympic Champion.

Tanja tells her story on this episode of the Best in the World with Richard Parr. 

Tanja is now a personal development coach for both sports and business people. One of the methods she teaches is Logosynthesis. Tanja explains what it is, how it helped her win her gold medal and how it can help you.  

Tanja tells Richard how her life changed when she became Olympic champion, why she had prepared differently for the 2010 Vancouver games and she talks about the injury she sustained that forced her to miss those Olympics. 

Having represented Norway and Switzerland, Tanja also clears up the inaccuracies on Wikipedia! 

You can learn more about Tanja at Tanjafrieden.ch

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Feb 15 2018

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103 Stefan Groothuis – Speed Skating Olympic Champion

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In 2014, at the age of 32, Stefan Groothuis became the 1000 metres speed skating Olympic Champion.


Stefan is our guest this week on the Best in the World with Richard Parr. 

Stefan opens up about his battle with depression in 2011.


He talks about how he managed to get over his mental illness and eventually win Olympic gold.  

He talks about the injuries he suffered throughout his career including slicing his achilles with his skate.  

The Dutchman tells us what a World-class speed skater requires from his equipment and his thoughts on the Norwegian skaters wearing blue suits.  

You can learn more about Stefan at http://wwwStefangroothuis.nl.

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Feb 08 2018

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102 Dominique Gisin – Downhill Skiing Olympic Champion

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In 2014 after a career filled with injuries Dominique Gisin became Olympic champion.


The Swiss won the Downhill Skiing event at the 2014 Sochi games. 

Dominique reminisces about the dramatic finale that saw her share the top of the podium with Tina Maze.  

She tells Richard what mental trick she used to change her fortunes.


We also learn about her diet, what it’s like to crash at 120 kilometres an hour and who inspires her.  

Having now retired we hear that Dominique is now studying physics and for her commercial pilots licence. 

You can learn more about Dominique including her book ‘Making it Happen’ at Dominiquegisin.ch.  

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Feb 01 2018

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101 Sonya Looney – Mountain Biking World Champion

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Sonya Looney cycled 234 miles to win the 24-hour Mountain Biking World Champion in 2015. 

Sonya talks about her journey to becoming the Best in the World on this week’s podcast.  

As a former sales and marketing manager, Sonya has successfully found sponsors for her mountain biking career. On this podcast she gives her advice for anyone looking to get sponsored.  

Sonya explains how a plant based diet helped her become World Champion.  

The American is also really insightful on goal setting, mindset and morning routine.  

You can learn more about Sonya at sonyalooney.com where you’ll also be able to follow her podcast. Her blog on setting goals can be found here: https://www.sonyalooney.com/2017/09/06/secrets-of-goal-setting/

Also you can join her Plant Powered Tribe Facebook Group.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/plantpoweredtribe/

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Jan 25 2018

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100 Tori Bowie - 100m World Champion

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Tori Bowie is the reigning Women’s 100 metres World Champion and our guest for our 100th Best in the World with Richard Parr. 

On the programme Tori talks about her journey from winning a bronze medal at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing to earning a silver at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics to finally taking gold in London last year. 

Tori explains how she transitioned from being a long jumper to the best sprinter in the World.  

The American also has Olympic and World relay golds so Richard asks her which medal she cherishes the most. 

Tori gives us an insight into her diet, technique and daily routine. She also talks about working with the NBA star Carmelo Anthony for a fashion shoot with Valentino.  

Tori’s website is toribowie.net and you can follow her journey on Instagram @1toribowie  

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Jan 18 2018

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99 Casper Steinfath – Stand Up Paddleboarding World Champion

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Casper Steinfath grew up in a small fishing town in Denmark afraid to put his head under water. Now he is a four-time World Champion in Stand Up Paddleboarding.  

On this week’s Best in the World with Richard Parr, Casper explains how he got over his fear of water and gives his advice on how anyone can get over their fear.  

Casper talks to Richard about the importance of pushing yourself to your limits but also respecting the water. 

The Danish surfer also discusses goal setting and how he breaks down his goals into incremental steps.  

In February 2017, Casper attempted to paddle 130 kilometres from Denmark to Norway. The SUP star recounts this incredible story on this week’s podcast.    

You can watch Casper’s documentary Standing On Water here: https://www.redbull.tv/video/AP-1N5UP66KH2111/standing-on-water

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Jan 11 2018

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98 Brandon Slay – Olympic Wrestling Champion

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Brandon Slay is our first guest of 2018 on the Best in the World with Richard Parr podcast. Brandon won gold in freestyle wrestling at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and was part of the USA coaching team for the 2012 and 2016 games. 

If you have set your goals or made a New Year’s Resolution you will definitely want to listen to this. Brandon explains how he achieved his goal of becoming an Olympic champion and why we should be setting process goals. 

On the podcast Brandon talks to Richard about being awarded the gold medal having lost the Olympic final. The Wharton Business School graduate explains why it was easier training for the Olympics than it was being a collegiate wrestler. 

Also on the podcast Brandon gives advice to parents raising young wrestlers. 

You can continue to follow Brandon’s journey @coachslay.  

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Jan 04 2018

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97 Kristine Lilly – Football World Cup Winner

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Nobody has played more football matches for their country than Kristine Lilly. The American scored 130 goals in 354 games and won two World Cups and two Olympic gold medals. Kristine is our guest on this episode of the Best in the World with Richard Parr. The forward reveals what it was like to make her international debut as a teenager, her favourite teammates and how she managed to have such a long career. Kristine reveals her fondest memories as well as the most painful moment. She also talks about playing in Sweden, coaching and her love of oranges! You can learn more about Kristine at kirstinelilly13.com and on Twitter @kristinelilly  

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Dec 28 2017

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96 Thierry Lincou – Squash World Number One

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Thierry Lincou was the World Number One in squash between 2004-05 and is our guest on this episode of the Best in the World with Richard Parr. On the programme Thierry talks about growing up and learning to play the sport in Reunion. Thierry discusses the physicality needed for squash, the mental side of the sport and the pressure of being number one. The French player reveals what type of racquet he would use throughout his career. The 2004 World Open Champion is now a squash coach at MIT and talks about what attributes he looks for when recruiting players. You can learn more about Thierry on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ThierryLincou/ If you like this podcast and would like to support our show please head to patreon.com/bestintheworld

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Dec 21 2017

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Interesting Interviews-great for atheletes and fans!

By BosTenJill - Jan 01 2018
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Richard has really interesting guests and asks great questions to get at the underlying things that make them the best in the world. I love learning about athletes' mental games and how they prepare for competition, and he does a great job at getting to that nitty gritty info.

Excellent show

By Nazarno1 - Nov 06 2015
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Richard always does fantastic interviews. This is great.