FFF 070: An Olympian’s Insight Into Competing At The Rio 2016 Olympics – with Keri-anne Payne


Keri-anne Payne is a marathon open water swimmer who recently competed in the Rio 2016 Olympics.

She is a two-time 10-kilometre open water world champion, and an Olympic silver medallist.

In this episode we’ll look at some of the technicalities of swimming in an event that takes around 2 hours! Keri-ann explains how she prevents boredom, the ingenuous methods of fuelling out in the middle of the sea, overcoming jelly legs and jelly fish!

You’ll hear some gossip from the Olympic village including the 5am parties, the 45 minute ques for free McDonalds, why it’s a bit like freshers week and star-spotting Usain Bolt.

Keri-anne also shares how she was able to get through plateaus, overcome setbacks and key lessons she’s learned from competing at the highest level in world sport.

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Scott Baptie

Scott is the owner and founder of Food For Fitness. He is a fat loss coach, speaker and fitness writer with a masters (MSc) degree in Applied Sports Nutrition.