Archive for February, 2013
Rob Urbach has a fascinating background that includes working with the likes of David Falk and Michael Jordan. He is now two years into his role as the Executive Director of USA Triathlon. We discussed he the ups and downs of the past 24 months and the goals for 2016 and beyond.
Cameron Dye is a man on a roll. The young triathlete, fresh off his Toyota Cup winning season, came on to chat about his plans for 2013 and beyond.
Tim DeBoom is the last American to win the Ironman World Championship, back in 2001 and 2002. Tim wrote an article for the latest edition of Inside Triathlon and came on the show to talk about who he feels can end the drought and his thoughts on Ironman’s pro qualification process.
Meredith Kessler has completed an amazing 46 Ironman events and won four Ironman titles. Even as a teenager she liked nothing better than to go out for a ten mile run on her own, or swim countless laps in the pool. Her first ever triathlon, believe it or not, was an Ironman. Meredith came on with us a few days after helping out at a Challenged Athletes Foundation event, www.challengedathletes.org, at VeloSF that raised over $55,000 for athletes in need.
Fast Freddie Rodriguez is a Giro d’Italia stage winner and a three-time U.S. National Road Race Champion. Not bad for an inner city kid who came to the states from Bogota, Columbia. Freddie has some great thoughts on what the sport of cycling has to do to overcome the stigma of doping that it is dealing with now. He is also launching a Gran Fondo event on August 17th. For more info go to www.ffgranfondo.com
Andre Kajlich lost both legs above the knee and almost lost his life in a horrific accident in Prague back in 2003. So how has he adapted? By becoming one of the world’s best wheelchair athletes, being named the 2012 Paratriathlete of the Year by USA Triathlon and taking second in Kona in 2011 and first in 2012. But all of that was a small-time appetizer compared to the Brazil 135 mile off-road monster he just finished. It was off-road, he was in a wheelchair, and the non-stop event featured 33,000 fee of gain, 29,000 of descent, and it took him over 62 hours to complete. Amazing story.
Dave Scott is the six-time Ironman World Champion, Mr. October, and a man who is never afraid to express his opinion. Does he feel Lance Armstrong’s penalty is too harsh? Yes. Does he feel the cyclists who testified against Lance got off too easy? Yes. Would Dave still like to see Lance racing the Ironman in Kona? Absolutely.