Archive for June, 2011
He is the author of Saturday Rules, The Sweet Season, and his latest book is The Happiness of Pursuit. In that book Austin Murphy from Sports Illustrated takes you inside the world of one of America’s greatest cyclists, Davis Phinney. The book is a GREAT read and Austin is a joy to chat with.
Michael Sandler had a horrific accident in 2006 that led to 10 knee operations and a titanium femur and hip. A runner, cyclist and serious inline skater beforehand, Sandler had difficulty running after the surgeries and one day decided to try running barefoot. He was hooked. Sandler now runs up to 20 miles a day barefoot, wrote the book Barefoot Running and created www.runbare.com for anyone interested in finding a step-by-step guide to today’s hottest craze.
Brian Murphy is a rare bird. He is one of the few top American lifeguards who goes head-to-head with the Aussies in their sport on their turf. It’s sort of like an American runner moving to Kenya to run against the very best in the world.
In his career he has won the Ironman 70.3 World Championship, Wildflower and countless other big races. For the past few years he has been two-time Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack’s number one training partner. The big question: Can New Zealand’s Terenzo Bozzone follow in Macca’s footsteps and win triathlon’s biggest race?
Rudy Garcia-Tolson had both legs amputated above the knee when he was only five years old. At the age of six he discovered swimming and in 2004 he went 2:42 for the 200 IM, set the world record, and won the Gold Medal in the Paralympics. In Beijing in 2008 he won Gold again and in 2009 he became the first double above knee amputee to finish an Ironman Triathlon when he completed Ironman Arizona. So what does the 22 year old do for an encore? He’s training for the Paralympics in London for swimming, and at the Endeavor Games this past weekend he ran 5:22 for 1500 meters, 32 for 200 meters and 64 for 400 meters. Try that with no legs!
When he won his first of four XTERRA World Championship titles, Conrad Stoltz took home $20,000 US, which was worth the equivalent of $280,000 back home in South Africa. ‘The Caveman’ came on for a classic chat that covered his two Olympic experiences, his recovery from a horrific mountain bike crash that left him with a broken back, and his unbelievable 40 XTERRA victories.
Rebecca Rusch, 42, is hoping for a three-peat at the infamous Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race later this summer. Rusch has found that the older she gets, the faster she goes.
When it comes to discussing performance enhancing drugs, our go-to guy has always been Mark Zeigler from the San Diego Union Tribune. He came in-studio for a wide ranging discussion that included his thoughts on Tyler, Floyd and, of course, Lance. Listen carefully: The lead in to the interview features a classic Lance soundbite about his former teammate Tyler Hamilton’s propensity for crashing.