He has won so many races I can’t count them. Often at speeds pro athletes would be proud of. Hayden has podiumed at World championships, won Ironman and 70.3 categories over many years. He has finished top 10 overall in several Ironmans including an 8:45 at Ironman New Zealand last year, from an age group start and has often been the first age grouper home. His palmarés is so long I wouldn’t have the time to list it out.
Hayden is certainly no stranger to toughness and mental resilience. He is called upon by Richie Porte and Cam Wurf for a training partner when they are home, such is his strength and consistency. You can bet if he is racing, he will be as tough as nails. Hayden is also one of my longest coach/athlete relationships.
Hayden is also the principle at Armstrong’s Insurance Brokers, a thriving insurance business in Hobart Tasmania, that has seen big growth over the years. As well as being a Husband and father to a small family. I thought Hayden would be the perfect man to talk family, elite sport and business and the nature of what mental resilience across such a broad life actually means to him.