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Archive for March, 2013

Galen Rupp

by on Mar.29, 2013, under Archive, Running

Galen Rupp was named our 2012 Endurance LIVE competitor of the year. He came on to chat about meeting his long time coach Alberto Salazar, his training partner Mo Farah, and his Olympic silver medal at 10,000 meters.

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John MacLaren

by on Mar.27, 2013, under Archive, triathlon

On April 18th in San Diego, Jim MacLaren, who passed away in 2010, will become the first challenged athlete inducted into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame. John MacLaren came on to chat about his brother and how Jimmy’s legacy will live on forever through The Challenged Athletes Foundation.

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Julie Moss

by on Mar.27, 2013, under Archive, Ironman, Road to Kona, triathlon

Julie Moss will be inducted into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame on April 18th. She came on with us to share her memories of that classic race with Kathleen McCartney back in February of 1982, and how also, over time, she learned to embrace the moment that would define her and, ultimately, kick start a growth spurt for the sport of triathlon.

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Ryan Tworek

by on Mar.27, 2013, under Uncategorized

Ryan Tworek is the number one rated athlete in the Reebok Spartan Race circuit. The growth of the obstacle race category over the last few years has been staggering with Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash and, of course, our very own REI Muddy Buddy Series. Ryan came in studio to compare the different challenges that come with each event as he gears up for a ridiculously brutal one coming up in June in Vermont called the Spartan Death Race.

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James Sheremeta

by on Mar.27, 2013, under Running

James Sheremeta is a top San Diego based runner and coach. For over ten years he and his wife, Cheryl, have been the head coaches for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program that is getting runners ready for the Rock N Roll San Diego Marathon and Half Marathon coming up on June 2nd. James came on to talk about the amazing success of TNT – $1.3 billion raised and over 540,000 athletes participating in endurance events since 1988 – the fact that you can still sign up to train for and run the Rock N Roll San Diego event – and the great changes that have been made for the 2013 event – a downtown San Diego finish and a brand new course plus earlier marathon and half marathon starts.

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Hines Ward and Paula Newby-Fraser

by on Mar.19, 2013, under Archive, Ironman, Road to Kona, triathlon

He is a Super Bowl MVP, two-time Super Bowl Champion and a winner of Dancing with the Stars. She is the most decorated triathlete in history, the eight-time Ironman World Champion and the Queen of Kona. With the creation of the Refuel Got Chocolate Milk ‘Become One’ program, the two have joined forces to see if Hines Ward, Mr. Fast Twitch, has what it takes to train for – and finish – the Ironman World Championship in Kona under the guidance and coaching of Paula Newby-Fraser. The day after Hines’ first ever triathlon, they came in studio to discuss the challenge.

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Eric McElvenny

by on Mar.19, 2013, under Archive, Ironman, Road to Kona, triathlon

Eric McElvenny lost his leg below the knee to an IED in Afghanistan in December of 2011. Within 60 days of the explosion he was being fitted for a prosthetic leg and within one year he had completed three triathlons. He is also a Pittsburgh native, a huge Steeler fan, and he is now part of the Refuel Got Chocolate Milk Become One Program, training and racing with Steeler legend Hines Ward. They raced together for the first time at the Super Seal Triathlon in Coronado and step one was a huge success!

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Bevan Docherty

by on Mar.19, 2013, under Archive, Ironman, Road to Kona, triathlon

Let’s start with the fact that Kiwi Bevan Docherty has two Olympic Triathlon medals, a silver from 2004 and a bronze from 2008. He has stepped up to the longer distances and could be a huge factor come Kona in October. In his first Ironman in his hometown of Taupo, New Zealand, all he did was win by ten minutes, run 2:49 and break the course record. Nuff said?

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