Dr Bridie O’Donnell
Dr Bridie O’Donnell was already a champion rower and Ironman triathlete before swapping to cycling in 2007 at the age of 33. In 2016, she became the first Australian woman to attempt the UCI World Hour record in 15 years. She broke the National record, the Masters record and set a new world record of 46.882km at the Adelaide Superdrome.
In November 2017, Bridie was appointed the inaugural Head of Victoria’s Office for Women in Sport and Recreation. In August 2018, she’ll be chairing the Women in Sport Summit in Melbourne, looking at how sports organisations can increase equality across the board.
From the challenges facing women in sport, to Bridie’s tell-all book about her turbulent times as an elite athlete, don’t miss this latest episode of Crossing the Line Radio, with Rupert Guinness.