Archive for July, 2012
They were two neighbors who shared a love of endurance sports and spent many hours on long bike rides comparing notes on the cycling and triathlon gear they were wearing. They wondered if they could design product that would be better looking and more functional for women who ride, run and swim. In 2010 Kebby and Steph launched SOAS Clothing (www.soasracing.com) and the rest is history.
Siphiwe (pronounced Sip-PEE-Way) Baleka has a fascinating background. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and was one of the few African Americans in his high school. He went on to have a great high school career in swimming, swam collegiately at Yale, traveled the world, and eventually became a long distance truck driver and an accomplished triathlete while creating www.fitnesstrucking.com.
The Ultramarathon Man, Dean Karnazes, came on with us the night before his tenth Badwater Ultramarathon. LOVE his comments on our need to get outside our comfort zone and test ourselves. The man, as always, was spot on.
Mark Palmer from B&L Bikes is now a full-fledged mountain biker after completing Huddle’s Fire Road Cycling event in Utah. He is jazzed with his investment in Competitor Radio and the wonderful world of multisport. The fact that he sold three Specialized Shivs this past week shows that his investment is paying off. Thanks everyone!
Eric Byrnes had some great years playing Major League baseball. But his true passion now is swimming, cycling and running. He finished the 2011 Ironman Arizona in under 11 hours and he came on with us just a few short weeks before the inaugural Ironman New York City.
Gary Hall Junior won ten Olympic medals and was recently inducted in the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. He came on the show to chat about his career, his rivalries… and the fact that he is now a triathlete!
Blake Leeper is 22 years old and has only been running for three years. But right now, the double below knee amputee 100, 200 and 400 meter specialist just might be the guy who can knock off the great Oscar Pistorius at the Paralympics in London.