RetroRadio – Guy Leech

RetroRadio is a series of posts of radio interviews from my time working at 98five Sonshine FM covering everything from issues of spirituality to chats with visiting musicians and celebrities.

Hopefully, the interviews spark a few memories and a few thoughts.

If you’re setting your new year’s resolutions at the moment and you are thinking about some fitness goals, here’s a great place to start with some practical ideas on how to make a difference.

Today we’re going back to 2006 and a chat with former Ironman Champion, Guy Leech. Back in 2006 Guy appeared on the Seven Network‘s Australian Celebrity Survivor: Vanuatu, and won a stack of cash which was used to
build two schools in North Cambodia.

Guy has an impressive list of competition achievements.

1983 Australian Marathon Swimming Champion

1984 Coolangatta Gold Ironman (43km) – 1st

1985 Coolangatta Gold Ironman (43km) – 1st

1986 Inaugural Winner of the Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman

1988 World Ironman Champion – Vancouver Canada

1989 Inaugaral Uncle Toby’s Ironman Champion

1989 Coolangatta Gold Ironman – 1st

1991 World Ocean Surf Ski Champion – Molakai Hawaii

1994 Avon Descent Paddling Champion WA (130km)

Seven Times Winner of the Uncle Toby’s Ironman Series

Represented Australia in Surf Lifesaving, Marathon Swimming

Despite his many achievements at such a high level, his advice for those of us who will never be professional athletes is helpful and achievable.

You can listen to our conversation using the media player below this post.

Have you set any health goals for 2019? Are you healthier at the end of 2018 than you were at the beginning? It’d be great to hear from you about your resolutions for the new year. Feel free to have your say by clicking the comments link below this post.

[Note: All RetroRadio interviews on are a snapshot of the time they were recorded. We all grow and change and so the opinions and thoughts of those in the interviews at the time of recording may or may not necessarily be the same as they are today.]

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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