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Archive for February 2017

Retired Marine Corps Major Lisa Davis, has broken into the Guiness Book of Records by completing 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. She has become the fastest woman to complete the Triple 7 Quest and the first African American woman to ever complete the quest. On Jan. 31, 2017 she completed the challenge in a record time of 7 days, 30 minutes and 27 seconds. The previous best time for a woman completing seven marathons on seven continents was 10 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes and 40 seconds.  For Lisa this was a natural progression to her marathon career having already completed 100 marathons and counting.  The Triple 7 Quest began in Perth, Australia from there she went to Singapore (Asia), Cairo (Africa), Amsterdam (Europe), New York (North America), Chile (South America) with the final run in the White Continent Marathon in Antarctica. For more conversations from the world of women's sports visit us at www.wispsports.com and join us on social media @WiSP Sports.

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Nutrition Notes - A Sailor’s Diet

Record breaking offshore sailor Dee Caffari MBE talks to Sara Gross about a sailor's diet and nutritional requirements when they are at sea for extended periods. Making the right choices for long trips incluing treats are important for moral, especially if you're alone on the ocean.  Freeze dried meals have come a long way but how much can you take before it gets really boring? And what meal would you long for when you get back on dry land?  For more conversations from the world of women's sports visit us at www.wispsports.com and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports.

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Breaking Free: S1E2; Lisa Abramson

Tara Campbell talks to Lisa Abramson, a former marketing executive turned executive coach, speaker and entrepreneur, who changed her direction after battling postpartum depression and psychosis. Lisa found running and yoga inspired and motivated her during her struggle, which has since guided her to a higher level of self awareness and discipline in her daily schedule and sleep routine.  After a decade spent as a marketing executive in California, she now works full-time to inspire other women to follow their dreams to achieve success through Mindfulness Based Achievement (MBA), a program she co-founded, which delivers corporate and individual programs.  Fore more conversations from the world of women's sports visit us at www.wispsports.com.com and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports.

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Chris Stafford and Cindi Leeman talk to record-breaking 8-time Canadian Race Walking Champion Rachel Seaman about how she balances high performance training with pregnancy and family life. With her second baby due in May, Rachel is planning to train to the last moment. Once her baby is born she will be back on track for this year's races with her sights firmly set on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. For more conversations from the world of women's sports visit us at www.wispsports.com and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports. 

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Sara Gross and Kelly O'Mara take on more important topics in women's sports from the potential undermining of Title XI under the new U.S. Secretary of Education, to the free movement of Muslim athletes competing in the U.S. during the 'uncertain chaos' surrounding immigration, and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) ban on hijabs. This 'nefarious' threat to the Los Angeles Olympic bid is discussed plus Kelly has a Gripe of the Week that involves tights and yoga pants.  On the bright side Cuba has it's first female boxing team that's worth a mention in the Hype of the Week, and Nigeria is preparing its first Bobsled team for the Winter Olympics. For more conversations from the world of women's sport visit WiSP Sports at www.wispsports.com and join us on social media @WiSP Sports.

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Sara Gross and Alyssa Godesky take a closer look at diversity in triathlon following the 2017 Triathlon Business International Conference at which Sara led a panel that included African American triathlete Sika Henry. To expand this important conversation Sika tells us more about her own experiences and ways the sport can work towards increasing diversity. Some suggestions are to encourage minorities in local clubs and create mentors for young people. Clearly the important thing for the sport is to better understand the issues facing minorities from learning to swim to hair care for women. For more conversations from the world of women's sports visit us at www.wispsports.com and join us on social media @WiSP Sports. 

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blogCAST: My Personal Journey

Mountain Biker, Mountain Runner and Adventurist Traharn Chidley shares her very personal and traumatic story of surviving domestic abuse and how sport gave her the strength and confidence to take control of her life. Narrated by Chris Stafford.  For more conversations from the world of women’s sport visit us at www.wispsports.com and join us on social media @WiSP Sports.

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Olympic short track speed skater Isabelle Charest, who will be Canada’s Chef de Mission for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, has made a seamless transition from her athletic career which spanned three decades to representing the Canadian Olympic Committee and the athletes of today. Charest, a native of Rimouski, Québec, medalled in three consecutive Olympic Winter Games. Making her Olympic debut at Lillehammer 1994, she won silver as a member of the 3000m relay team. She again captured bronze medals at Nagano in 1998 and at Salt Lake City in 2002 in the same event. Charest served as Assistant Chef de Mission at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, and earlier that year she was Canada’s Chef de Mission at the Lillehammer Winter Youth Olympic Games. She was also on the Mission Team at the 2012 London Olympic Games.  For more conversations from the world of women's sports visit us at www.wispsports.com and join in the conversation on social media @WiSP Sports.

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Ruck On: The Rugby Show - S1E4

Former Canadian World Cup team mates Maria Samson and Kim Donaldson are back with the very latest on the Rugby Six Nations which is happening right now...and then it's all about their picks of Tight Fives for the 2017 World Cup this summer. Everything you need to know about loose-end scrummagers, hookers, props and the second row and who to look out for when the best of the best get to Ireland in August. For more rugby and other conversations from the world of women's sports visit us at www.wispsports.com and join us on social media @WiSP Sports.

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WiSP World New Zealand

White Ferns Cricketer Sophie Devine joins our Zoe George in the co-host chair this month. We hear from Ironwoman Tamsyn Hayes on prepping for Challenge Wanaka— translating mountain running to the Ironman shuffle—and how she's had to adapt after the difficult birth of her baby. Sheep shearing makes its debut on WiSP Sports as Roysey Maryanne Batey tells us what it’s like to be gearing up for the World Shearing and Wool Handling World Championships in Invercargill—only in New Zealand. We talk media coverage of Olympic athletes with Ashley Abbott from the NZ Olympic Association and producer Laura Keown chats with Olympic Heptahlete Sarah Cowley about the Olympic ambassador programme.  For more conversations from the world of women's sports viist us at www.wispsports.com and join us on social media @WiSP Sports.

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