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

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Twitter: www.twitter.com/timboreed
FB: www.facebook.com/timreedprotri

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The TriDoc Podcast, triathlon and health in one place
A fresh take on all things triathlon with a special focus on health and wellness topics. Train hard, train healthy.

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Jeffrey Sankoff

Jeff Sankoff is an emergency physician and triathlete and is also the producer of the TriDoc Podcast. He also works with his daughter Sam on the podcast Dead and Slaughter, The Dad and Daughter Horror Show. He has a long running love of all things film though maybe not so much when it comes to the horror genre.