Episode 62

Ep. 62: Asthma and triathlon/Tim Reed

In this episode:

Asthma is one of the most common chronic respiratory conditions in the world and although it affects more children than adults, a large number of adults still suffer from its effects. In this episode, I look at the evidence that refutes many of the myths associated with asthma and endurance sport such as asthmatics have less ability to perform than non-asthmatics and exercise may be dangerous for people with asthma. In addition, I interview Australian professional triathlete Tim Reed who, it so happens, is an asthmatic himself. Tim shares his experiences as a longtime professional who has had success at all distances in the sport. He gives some insights on racing with underlying illness as well as his secret to success over a lengthy career.


[07:03]- Medical question

[19:50]- Interview


Tim Reed

Instagram- timbo_reed
Twitter: www.twitter.com/timboreed
FB: www.facebook.com/timreedprotri

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Jeffrey Sankoff

Jeff Sankoff is an emergency physician, multiple Ironman finisher and the TriDoc. Jeff owns TriDoc Coaching and is a coach with LifeSport Coaching. Living in Denver with his wife and three children, Jeff continues to race triathlons while producing the TriDoc podcast.
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Maddy Pesch

Maddy is a professional triathlete and coach for Team Sirius. In 2020 she joined the TriDoc podcast as an indomitable intern and has an outsized role in preparing the information used in each episode's medical segment.