Greg Bennett is the Co-founder and Chief of Staff at AnyQuestion. He is also the podcast host of, “One Moment Longer with Greg Bennett” which dives into what makes a world-class athlete and High Performer. Greg is a retired professional triathlete. Greg grew up in Sydney, Australia and found a passion for triathlon at a young age. He competed for Australia at the 2004 Olympics and has raced over 500 international races and won over 100. Greg has won multiple World titles, the worlds largest prize purse wins, and been awarded the International Triathlon Unions President trophy. He has been named one of the “Top 15 Triathletes of all time” (Inside Triathlon, 2011) and “Triathlete of the year” on multiple occasions (Triathlete magazine). Greg had a strong desire to become better and set goals, which helped him reach the highest level in sport and sustain it for almost three decades.
Family, Health, Contribution. Transcript: "The two most valuable things in my life would have to be my family and my health closely followed by feeling a sense of valued in the community and what I do for work and feel like I'm contributing to the world but I think it would have to go family then Health then contribution. Cheers."
I'm really proud of my many wins throughout my career, such as my first National Championship title in 1998, making the Australian Olympic team in 2004, winning the fifth race of five in 2007 to make the bonus money, winning a high V Triathlon two months shy of 40, and my first World Cup win in Monte Carlo. Transcript: "These questions is so hard when it comes to your proudest win or biggest win, almost magical win better. I think there were moments throughout my career where there were certain winds that I could just be so. Proud of my first national championship title, was just so special in 98 making the Australian Olympic team for 2004. After everything I went through in 2000, we've been left off that team and having to find it in myself to keep pushing to keep going to The world number 1 and I 2 and I 3 and then finally make the Olympic team in 04 was just so great. The pressure of 2007. When I had to win the fifth race of five, I won the previous four and and and it was not a choice. I had to win to make the big bonus money and everything that went with it and to turn up even a bit injured and still deliver a performance. That got me that win was super special and then finally probably winning the the sort of the high V Triathlon when I was Two months shy of 40. And I think just when people kind of riding off people that were sort of in their late 30s as potentially winning the big Championship races to actually have that win was super, super special and I can even take the clock all the way back and my first World Cup win in Monte Carlo. I don't know. There's just so many little moments that I'm incredibly grateful for I certainly don't mean to raise all these winds as bragging, more. There just are moments that I when I do think back and self-reflect. I'm like, wow, that was really special and I was pretty proud of myself. My performances in those times."
I realized in my teens that I had a talent for running and picked up biking in my early 20s. My greatest talent was my discipline and dedication, which I developed over time, as well as the motto of "success comes to those who endure just one moment longer". These mental and emotional strengths helped me achieve success in my career. Transcript: "For me, identifying my strengths and talents was probably over time. I realized probably as a teenager that I could run and I picked up streaming reasonably quickly, the bike kind of came a bit later in my early 20s but I think my greatest Talent was my discipline and dedication and that I was always prepared to be the person that just kept turning up and even in workouts, be the person that would let go Last and, you know, one of the mansion's, I've lived by my whole career is Success. Comes to those who endure just one moment longer. And I feel like I lived that. And that to me was I was a strength that I had deep inside me. I don't know that I had physical talents and strengths that were matched others, but I do think my, my talents and strengths that I got on my mental and emotional side were probably what helped me have the career that I had, and I I think that was developed over time. I think it was in my DNA but I helped sort of develop it over time."
Chariots of Fire was an inspiring movie that impacted me more than any living person today. Transcript: "You know what, it's not so much a who but it's a movie and it was Chariots of Fire and we were watching Chariots of Fire in the 80s and just thinking how passionate these men were about life and Sport and trying to be the best they could be. And I can't tell you how many times I've watched that movie and how much it impacted me as a person not just as an athlete but the way you conduct yourself as an athlete, For me, there was just so much in that movie just says, you know, to be a great Sports person to be a great human being to get the most out of yourself. I think that movie inspired me almost more than any living person today."
I would pick either Hamish Carter or Chris McCormick to compete in a triathlon with me, as they are both very similar in terms of performance. They are both strong swimmers, bikers, and runners, and could help us achieve something special together. Transcript: "All right, so if I was having to compete in a triathlon with somebody that I could race with, I have to figure out it that they are very similar in terms of performance. So two guys that really come to mind. Hamish Carter or Chris McCormick, we were all reasonably. Good swimmers we could be the back of the first pack. Hamish is probably a little bit better than than me, but I could swim with him pretty well bike. Both of those guys are two of the best bikers I've ever ever written with. Enormous power and I think between the two of us, we could really do something special on the bike and then both were very similar Runners both guys. You potentially you know drop under 30 minutes for the run. So for me I'd pick one of those two guys. A hard to pick, just one of those guys. I'm going to leave it with either one of those two guys, so I got a backup in case one of them is injured or something. So either Hamish Carter or Chris McCormick."
I've had a lot of great memories of running with people like Simon Whitfield, Laura Bennett, and Andrew Johns. It's been really enjoyable and I don't think there's anyone else I'd want to add to that list. Transcript: "I don't know, I feel like I've done my Long Easy runs. I wouldn't call them that easy but my runs with the people in the world that I want to inclusion including you Tim, you and I have done some training together, but I look back and have your Gomez Simon Whitfield my wife, Laura Bennett, you know Andrew Johns so many people. I've just gone for a long runs with and just really great memories of running for two hours with somebody and just the conversation that goes. With it. So, you know, I don't know if there's too many other people I'd want to add to that list because I feel like I've already ticked so many boxes there."