Down the Blue Carpet interview series

  • Down The Blue Carpet Episode 28 - Vicky Holland

    Getting back to the blue carpet for the first time since giving birth, we followed Vicky Holland's progress from the Tangier World Cup to Rome, where she reveals the highs and lows of getting back to racing as a mum.

  • Down the Blue Carpet Episode 27 - Kristian Blummenfelt

    The focus is on the next Olympic Games in Paris 2024 for the current Olympic champion Kristian Blummenfelt.

  • Down the Blue Carpet Episode 22 - Taylor Knibb

    Taylor Knibb is one of the USA's national stars in triathlon and has recently signed with Trek-Segafredo to combine a road cycling racing calendar with her existing triathlon career. Knibb shares insight into Olympic ambition in both sports at Paris 2024.

  • Down The Blue Carpet Episode Nine: Vincent Luis

    Since winning WTCS Bermuda, Vincent Luis is once again feeling ready to dream of glory at a home Olympic Games - Paris 2024. He explains what was missing on the start line of Tokyo, and the feeling of invincibility he has felt three times and is working to feel again at that crucial moment in Par...

  • Down the Blue Carpet Episode Seven: Flora Duffy

    Exclusive to, the next episode of Down the Blue Carpet features Olympic champion Flora Duffy and special guests, her parents. Hear from her family as they speak about her talent which was identified at a very young age and her determination and passion to win. The Bermudian athle...

  • Down the Blue Carpet Episode 24 - Jeanne Lehair

    Jeanne Lehair of Luxembourg secured the biggest win of her career in Madrid at the 2023 Europe Triathlon Championships just after her best-ever World Triathlon Championship Series performance, fifth in World Triathlon Championship Series Cagliari. Lehair then went on to claim fourth place in WTCS...

  • Down the Blue Carpet Episode 26 - Summer Rappaport

    USA's Summer Rappaport highlights the super-sprint format that took place in the 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Hamburg, her season so far and her ambition towards the next Olympic Games in Paris 2024. Rappaport talks about building her confidence, her analytical ways and constantly cha...

  • Down the Blue Carpet Episode 25 - Jonas Schomburg

    Jonas Schomburg (GER) has been a star on the WTCS circuit for 10 years and is known for his hard and fast racing style. Follow the journey as Schomburg aims for Paris 2024.

  • Down the Blue Carpet Episode 23 - David Castro

    We dive inside the career of David Castro who has found a new gear this season to become one of Spain's top triathletes on the circuit, in an all-important Olympic qualification window. Castro says it's about taking each day at a time and putting all his energy into each race as they happen. Cast...

  • Down the Blue Carpet Episode 21: Emma Lombardi

    Emma Lombardi is a rising star on the National French Triathlon Team. With a strong start to 2023, the season is looking bright for the French triathlete as she focuses on the World Triathlon Championship Series and qualification for a home Olympic Games in Paris 2024.

  • Down the Blue Carpet Episode 20: Marten Van Riel

    Belgian Hammer Marten Van Riel is back on the blue carpet in 2023! Marten Van Riel returns to racing with big dreams and more drive than ever, ahead of Paris 2024!

  • Down the Blue Carpet Episode 19: Mario Mola

    Multiple world champion and Olympian Mario Mola is one of the great legends of triathlon. Hear from the Spaniard as he talks about his career, triathlon goals, family life and the new generation of triathletes moving through and how the sport is evolving. Mario Mola shares motivation and ambition...

  • Down the Blue Carpet Episode 18: Lauren Parker

    In the next episode, we follow Paralympian Lauren Parker and her journey 'Down the Blue Carpet' towards Paris 2024.

    Lauren Parker is one of Australia’s most promising para triathletes. She is the reigning world champion in the women’s PTWC category, won a Commonwealth Games bronze medal just 12...

  • Down the Blue Carpet Episode 17: Hayden Wilde

    The next episode of the Down the Blue Carpet Series features the mighty falcon Hayden Wilde. After a blockbuster performance in the World Cup New Plymouth Hayden Wilde is ready to fire in the next World Triathlon Championship Series race in Yokohama on Saturday 13th May and continue his pathway t...

  • Down the Blue Carpet Episode 16: Taylor Spivey

    USAs Taylor Spivey reflects on a successful 2022 season, at the top tier of World Triathlon racing. Spivey proved to herself that she was a consistent athlete and still has a lot to give on the blue carpet. The professional athlete from the USA is ready to put it all on the line during the upcomi...

  • Down the Blue Carpet Episode 15: Tyler Mislawchuk

    In this episode Canada's Olympian Tyler Mislawchuk does deep into success, overcoming adversity, the mental game of elite sport and ambition towards the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

  • Down the Blue Carpet Episode 14: Gwen Jorgensen

    Gwen Jorgensen, who in 2016 became the first USA Olympic triathlon gold medallist and then switched to distance running, is making a comeback to triathlon for a 2024 Olympic bid. Jorgensen commenced her Olympic campaign with a start in the World Triathlon Cup in New Plymouth, New Zealand. In this...

  • Down the Blue Carpet Episode Fourteen: Matthew Hauser

    After a huge 2022 season, Australia's Matthew Hauser is setting up for an even bigger year and ready to chase the Olympic dream. The Aussie star shares his view on the transition from being a junior to an Elite athlete and racing on the world stage.

  • Down the Blue Carpet Episode Thirteen: Gustav Iden

    In the next episode of Down the Blue Carpet, Gustav Iden goes deep into the rise of tech and the need for innovation across the sport, of which he is an increasingly willing central player.

  • Down the Blue Carpet Episode Twelve: Vasco Vilaça

    The Portuguese star going is all-in for Paris after the disappointment of missing out on Tokyo 2020

  • Down the Blue Carpet Episode Eleven: Sophie Coldwell

    After enduring life as an Olympic alternate at Tokyo 2020, GB's Sophie Coldwell reveals how she is plotting her route to the Paris 2024 squad.

  • Down the Blue Carpet Episode Ten: Katie Zaferes

    The USA’s 2019 World Champion Katie Zaferes returns for her first WTCS start as a mother in 2023 WTCS Abu Dhabi and what will be a fascinating analysis of where her form and fitness lies after 18 months away from the blue carpet. The double Olympic medallist is looking to build back her ranking a...

  • Down the Blue Carpet Episode Eight: Leo Bergere

    Leo Bergere (FRA) finally scored the first WTCS win of his career at the Abu Dhabi Championship Finals, a goal he had been chasing for years and one that saw him crowned the 2022 World Champion by the finest of margins.

  • Down the Blue Carpet Episode Six: Georgia Taylor-Brown

    In the next episode of Down the Blue Carpet Trevor Harris talks to the top-ranked female on the world circuit Georgia Taylor-Brown ahead of the 2022 World Triathlon Championship Finals and the Olympic medallist's mission to earn the world title in Abu Dhabi. Taylor-Brown openly talks about how sh...