Archive for October, 2011
It’s been twelve days since Craig Alexander won his third Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Now back home in Australia with his family, Crowie took time out to reflect on his season and how he was able to win two world titles in a span of only four weeks.
She has qualified for the Olympic trials in running, swimming and triathlon. During an 8 week span this summer she won three Ironman events. We spoke to Mary Beth Ellis when she was in Kona gearing up for Ironman number four.
In my mind, you define a champion by how they handle adversity. On Saturday October 8, 2011, Chrissie Wellington overcame anything and everything that stood in her way to win her fourth-and most impressive-Ford Ironman World Championship title. A week after race day she came on to go through the bike crash, her recovery, her race day challenges and what just might be the greatest win of her amazing career.
Dustin Brady didn’t go to Kona for the 2011 Ironman to win his division or to even be competitive. His goal? To honor his promise to Michelle.
Eight weeks before the 2011 Ford Ironman World Championship, we sat down with Craig Alexander in Boulder, Colorado to discuss his plans for both the Ironman 70.3 World Championship at Lake Las Vegas in four weeks and Kona in eight. The man they call Crowie ended up winning both World Titles. You can also check out the Training Day video feature that we did with Craig that same day on www.triathlete.com
Jamie Whitmore has been to hell and back.To see the former XTERRA World Champion racing the national championships in Utah, this time on crutches and with a brace on her paralyzed leg, was unbelievable. She came on the show to share the joy and appreciation she has for her new life.
Earlier this summer the folks at ASICS snuck 2:04:58 marathoner Ryan Hall into a hotel in Orlando to surprise their major retailers. I was honored to emcee a classic Q&A with America’s fastest ever marathoner. As Ryan gets ready for the Chicago Marathon, it’s a great time to check out this interview.
Peter Reid is a part of a very small club. Only four men in the history of the Ironman World Championship have won three or more titles: Dave Scott, Mark Allen, Craig Alexander, and Canada’s Peter Reid. With his three Ironman World Titles and 10 total Ironman wins in his career, Peter recently found out that he will become the first triathlete to be inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in November. Peter came on with Huddle and me to talk about his transformation from a guy who could barely swim 25 yards in a pool without stopping to becoming the very best long distance triathlete in the world.