Archive for June, 2012
Don Shanahan was a 2:29 marathoner when he and his buddies at the San Diego Track Club decided to put on a little event back in 1974. It started with a run, then a short bike ride before finishing up with a dip in Mission Bay. He called the new creation ‘triathlon’ and the world was changed forever. Don came in studio to swim, bike and run down memory lane with us.
Tyler Stewart has made the move from professional triathlete to ultrarunner and will be attempting her first Western States 100 next weekend. She is an Ironman champion who gave up a sport with prize money and sponsorship for the pure love of the trails. The big question, of course, is why.
Rasmus Henning from Denmark has done it all in the sport of triathlon. A two-time Olympian in Athens and Beijing, he won the Hy-Vee race two years in a row when the purse was $200,000 to the winner, took fifth in Kona in his first attempt back in 2009 with a broken hand and in March of 2012 dominated in Abu Dhabi. We chatted about his ebook – www.prochasingthedream.com – his plans for Kona, and the balance it takes to be a husband, father, and a professional athlete.
Eric Blehm is the author of a new book on Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown called FEARLESS that is spectacular. Eric came in studio for a full hour to discuss Adam and the amazing life that he led. To order the book go to www.fearlessnavyseal.com