DCR Episode 8 - Dr Tony Page
Kia whanau. This week’s interesting conversation with an interesting runner is a bit different. Eugene sits down with All Blacks doctor Tony Page who gives us an insight not only into the world of high performance sport but also his own accomplished running career. He’s completed 10 Keplers, four Coast to Coasts, and competed in the tough Two Oceans ultramarathon in his homeland of South Africa. He talks about growing up in the apartheid era of South Africa, before deciding to move his family to New Zealand where they settled in Opotiki on the East Coast. It was there his love of Kiwi trails began. Tony started out as a GP before doing a Fellowship in Sports and Exercise Medicine, a career switch which has seen him be a team doctor in AFL and rugby. Tony talks about the latest in sports science thinking around hydration, as well as running the morning after the World Cup final in 2015. Delightful, thoughtful and insightful, this is a conversation we hope you’ll learn something from as well as enjoy.
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Music: Chances with Wolves
Editing assistance: Kieran Nyum-Bai
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