Today I’m talking with Mona Pretorius de Lacey, who has one of the most impressive athletic resumes I’ve ever come across. She’s perhaps best known as a Commonwealth Games medalist in weightlifting. But she’s also a CrossFit Games athlete and six-time Karate World Champion. Mona has perspective on international athletics above and beyond what most of us can fathom. We talk about her experiences on the world stage, along with lessons learned and applied across sports at the highest levels.
In this episode of the BarBend Podcast, host David Thomas Tao talks to Mona Pretorius de Lacey about:
Mona’s athletic career (so far) (2:10)
Working with what you have, and finding weightlifting to improve in karate (5:30)
The draw of weightlifting and the Olympia umbrella (9:30)
The financial burden of high-level athletics in certain countries (15:00)
Commonwealth Games accomplishments and why it’s comparable to the Olympics (19:30)
Training for ultra distance races (20:00)
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