#14 - Harm Visser & Casper de Gier
The Due Power Podcast
by Stefan Due Schmidt
2y ago
The ice marathon season 2020/2021 is cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic... However, we still want you to have a listen to this great episode which we saved for quite some time with publishing. We're talking with our two great friends Harm Visser and Casper de Gier from the newly-formed Jumbo-Visma Marathon Team. We recorded the episode all the way back in July during summer-ice in Inzell, Germany. At this point the hopes for an ice marathon season were still high, but as it unfortunately turned out that was not possible in the current situation of course. We hope you enjoy this episode ..read more
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#13 - Mareike Thum & Nadja Wenger
The Due Power Podcast
by Stefan Due Schmidt
2y ago
Back in the summer of 2020, I sat down with Mareike Thum and Nadja Wenger in Geisingen, Germany to talk about their lives as Inline Speed Skaters haven lived and trained in the Arena Geisingen for some years in the training group from Kalon Dobbin. They also talk about how it has been for them to start skating on the ice in the winter. Hope you enjoy this episode ..read more
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#12 - Gijs Esders
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by Stefan Due Schmidt
2y ago
Portrait of Gijs Esders! Professional Long-Track Speed Skater at Team Reggeborch. Gijs had his international breakthrough when he in 2018 made it to the Dutch world cup team while he was working full time beside his skating career. In 2020 he became professional at Team Reggeborch and started training with Olympic champions and medalist such as Kjeld Nuis, Ireen Wüst and Ronald Mulder. Get his inspiring story in this episode of the Due Power Podcast ..read more
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Teaser Season 2
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by Stefan Due Schmidt
2y ago
The Due Power Podcast is back! Season 2 is coming! I, Stefan Due Schmidt, give you a quick recap of the episodes from season 1 and what has happened in between... *spoiler*... Corona happened, BUT we are back and there are episodes dropping soon ..read more
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#11 - Carien Kleibeuker & Bob de Vries
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by Stefan Due Schmidt
2y ago
Stefan had a chat with two Dutch legends in Weissensee, Austria. The most prestigious nature ice races are held on this lake "Weissensee"! Learn about nature ice racing and much more in this first Due Power episode of the new dacade. Get to know: Bob De Vries and Carien Kleibeuker, two of the best Nature ice, Long Track and Marathon skaters in the world the last decade. - Carien Kleibeuker holds the Dutch national record 5km, World hour record and has a Olympic medal added to her impressive list of achievements! -Bob de Vries is a true Frisian and former Dutch Champion nature ice and marathon ..read more
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#10 - Casper de Gier
The Due Power Podcast
by Stefan Due Schmidt
2y ago
Dutch Inline/Ice Marathon skater Casper de Gier returns to The Due Power Podcast where my brother (Philip Due Schmidt) and I (Stefan Due Schmidt) talk with him about his life as a semi-professional athlete and everything that comes with that. In this episode it will be a short introduction to Marathon ice skating followed by a longer portrait of Casper. With his background as a sprinter on inline he later developed into a strong long-distance skater and started making big results in marathon ice skating in the Beloften-Division (2nd division). He has made a steady progression through many yea ..read more
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#9 - Inline vs. Ice Speed Skating w/ Daniel Yeow
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by Stefan Due Schmidt
2y ago
We talk about the similarities and differences of Inline & Long-Track Ice Speed Skating. Daniel Yeow is one of my good friends, who has 30 years of experience within both Inline AND Long-Track Speed Skating. His analysis of physical, technical and mental aspects If you are more interested in Long-Track Speed Skating, make sure to keep following The Due Power Podcast, since there are a lot more episode with Long-Track coming up. Hope you enjoy listening ..read more
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#8 - Peter Michael
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by Stefan Due Schmidt
2y ago
Kiwi Olympian Speed Skater Peter Michael aka. The King of Elimination, Dirty Mike and more... he's on the podcast! My brother (Philip Due) and me (Stefan Due) sat down with this champion and had a chat about his journey in Inline & Long-Track Speed Skating, his mentality of having fun/being serious and just a lot of behind-the-scenes stories from the skating World. Wanna know: Why Peter didn't become an inline hockey player? Who made him crash in his very first ice marathon? Which movie villain he would love to portray? How he gets pumped up before a race? Get all the answers in this epis ..read more
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#7 - The Schipper Twins: Rick & Kay Schipper
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by Stefan Due Schmidt
2y ago
The Dutch twin brothers; Rick & Kay Schipper have literally been born into the skating-game with a family of older brothers skating. Since the start they have always been playing around on their skates, whether it would be on indoor, outdoor or ice skating. As junior skaters they have been allround skaters, who could do a bit of everything, but has later on specialized on short/middle distance. The also talk about ups & downs, comparing yourself to your twin brother, their experiences in Colombia and how they help each other become better. They are great friends of mine and I loved doi ..read more
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#6 - Dalia Soberanis & Gabriela Vargas
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by Stefan Due Schmidt
2y ago
A quick chat with World Championship medalist Dalia Soberanis (Guatemala) & Junior World Champion Gabriela Vargas (Ecuador) about their lives as professional speed skaters and the expectations and pressure that comes with that life. They tell about how they happened to start skating in their home countries and how they are now travelling all over the World training and competing with their sport ..read more
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