Aussie 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 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.
Joe 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!
They 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.