In the lead up to the games, which this year runs from 20–27 October, host Phil Tarrant is joined by athlete Andrew Wilkinson who will be competing in a total of eight events across cycling, swimming and running. Wilkinson will share how his journey, which saw him injured in his first race as a professional triathlete, has seen him become involved with the Invictus Games, and discuss the process of selection.
He will unpack his strenuous training regime, the team culture that he experienced as a part of the Invictus Games camp and what is next for him as an athlete following the games.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team
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Episode 114: PODCAST: How this Australian Young Engineer of the Year is giving back to defence industry, Stephen Bornstein, Cyborg Dynamics Engineering
Episode 113: PODCAST: Running your own business following a career in defence industry, Troy Huckstepp, Downer Defence Services
Episode 112: PODCAST: How a focus on better leadership can lead to a stronger economy, Riccardo Bosi, Lionheart Australasia
Episode 110: Australia’s history in space places nation in prime position
Episode 109: PODCAST: Why space is the future of innovation, business and the human race, Karl Rodrigues, Australian Space Agency
Episode 108: PODCAST: How GaardTech will revolutionise the way that battles are won, Steen Bisgaard, GaardTech
Episode 107: PODCAST: Unpacking the ongoing debate and concern surrounding the F-35 platform, Neale Prescott, Lockheed Martin Australia
Episode 106: PODCAST: The critical role that academia plays in the future of defence, Professor Colin Stirling & Tony Kyriacou, Flinders University
Episode 105: PODCAST: SEA 5000 and SEA 1000 creating multiple opportunities for Australian SMEs, Adam Waldie & David Eyles, Thales