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Heather Wurtele

by | Apr 14, 2014 | | Leave a Comment

cmr2Five-time Ironman champion Heather Wurtele has started off 2014 with two big wins. We chatted with the Canadian about living in and traveling to races in a motor home with her husband and fellow-pro triathlete, Trevor, her goals for 2014, and how squirrels actually disabled their vehicle!

Joe Gambles

by | Apr 14, 2014 | | Leave a Comment

cmr2Aussie Joe Gambles took fourth at the Ironman 70.3 in Oceanside to kick off his season and is hoping to be racing in both Roth and Kona this year. We chatted about his third place finish at Ironman Lake Tahoe. With the morning temperature hovering under 30 degrees, Joe put on his wetsuit in the condo before heading to the start!

Nick McElwee

by | Apr 14, 2014 | | Leave a Comment

cmr2Nick McElwee oversees Tri Yas, which puts on a triathlon on the infamous Yas Marina Circuit Formula 1 course in Abu Dhabi. The event has grown from 600 participants to 1300 in the span of four years. But Nick and his team realized that, with incredibly high levels of childhood obesity and diabetes in the region, the sport of triathlon could serve a much bigger purpose if they invested year round in the sport and the community by opening the race track to workouts on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. This story is the perfect example of how one event on one day can have a positive impact all year long.

Craig Alexander

by | Apr 07, 2014 | | Leave a Comment

cmr2After his fifth place at Ironman Melbourne, three-time Ironman World Champion and course record holder Craig Alexander announced his retirement from Ironman racing, making it the perfect time to look back at his amazing career with the man known as Crowie.

Sebastian Kienle and Julie Dibens

by | Apr 02, 2014 | | Leave a Comment

cmr2The day after the Accenture Ironman 70.3 in Oceanside, we set up a Q&A with three-time XTERRA World Champion and 2009 Ironman 70.3 World Champion Julie Dibens and two-time Ironman 70.3 World Champion Sebastian Kienle for the Tri Club of San Diego. The conversation was awesome.

Joe Desena

by | Apr 02, 2014 | | Leave a Comment

cmr2Joe Desena is the creator of The Spartan Race and his new book Spartan Up! is already selling well. How did a long time Wall Street professional go from racing 14 Ironman Triathlons in one year to creating the most successful obstacle course events on the planet? Time for you to Spartan Up and listen in!

Blake Leeper and Rudy Garcia-Tolson

by | Apr 02, 2014 | | Leave a Comment

cmr2They are two of the best athletes on the planet. One is a sprinter on the track with personal bests of 10.91 for 100 meters, 21.7 for 200 meters, and 49.3 for 400 meters. In London in 2012, he took a bronze at 200 meters and a silver at 400 meters. The other is a swimmer who specializes in the 200 Individual Medley and the breaststroke, and he has two Gold Medals for the 200 IM, one from Athens and one from Beijing, plus a silver from London. But Blake Leeper and Rudy Garcia-Tolson are much more than just great athletes. They are both missing both legs – Blake below the knee and Rudy above the knee – and they are changing perceptions about what someone with a disability can accomplish. Having them in studio together was really special.

Pete Jacobs

by | Mar 28, 2014 | | Leave a Comment

cmr2Pete Jacobs won the most important event in his sport, the Ironman Triathlon World Championship, in 2012. How did that win change his life, and how is he bouncing back from his tough race in Kona this past October?