FFF 074: 71 Year Old Intensive Care Patient To World Champion Cyclist In 9 Weeks – with Geoff Cooke


Been there, competed, got the t-shirt! Commonwealth games, the Olympics, 61 UK National Championships, 9 European Masters Champs, 31 World Masters Championships, 2 World Masters Games Championships…

it’s safe to say that Geoff Cooke is one of the most decorated athletes in British Cycling.

Geoff has spent the last 50 years competing and coaching at the highest level in world cycling.

In this fantastic interview you’ll hear how Geoff went from intensive care to winning a World Masters Championship in 9 weeks, how he maintains his fitness at 71, how he balances old-school methods with emerging research in sports science, how his diet and training has changed over the years and the key character traits he’s seen in those who became “great” compared to those who couldn’t quite make it.


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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.