Archive for May, 2014
Larry Turkheimer, along with the LA Tri Club, created an awesome program four years ago called The Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge, which is coming up on June 1st the at Culver City Plunge. The goal is for participants to donate to a great cause -providing free swim lessons to underserved kids – while getting in a great workout themselves. This year the Ironman Foundation has partnered up with the LA Tri Club to bring the program to pools all over the country. This year there will be 18 other Tri clubs participating between May 1 and June 30. The goal is to have everyone swim a combined 2,462 miles -the distance between LA and New York City. In the past three years, over 2,500 kids have been taught how to be safe in the water and how to swim. For more information go to www.coast2coastswim.com
Joanna Zeiger knows just a bit about training. She took fourth place at the first ever Olympic Triathlon in Sydney in 2000, won the 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Championship, took tenth, sixth, sixth, and fourth at the Ironman World Championship, and is looking to make it to the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials, which would be her seventh Olympic Trials appearance through swimming, triathlon, and the marathon. She came on the show to chat about her career, but also about her brand new coaching program called www.racereadycoaching.com
We were at Runner’s Roost in Denver for a wide-ranging Q&A presented by Tri Rock Colorado and Audi Boulder with two-time Ironman World Champion and course record holder Mirinda Carfrae along with her husband and Ironman Brazil course record holder, Timothy O’Donnell. The conversation was a total blast.
Richard Adler is the co-producer of the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic and the brand new Velothon Philadelphia, both coming up on June 1st and both showcasing the infamous 18%-20% grade known as the Manayunk Wall.
Martin Dugard is the co-author of the best-selling books Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and Killing Jesus along with talk show host Bill O’Reilly. Few people know that Martin is a long-time runner who actually got his start writing for Competitor Magazine. His latest book is called The Explorers, and Martin came on to chat about the traits that make people take huge risks and venture into the unknown.
Kyle Maynard was born missing his arms below the elbow and his legs below the knee. But he has never let anything get in the way of his pursuit of greatness. His book, No Excuses, became a New York Times bestseller. Kyle came on the show to chat about playing high school football, his 36 victories as a high school wrestler his senior year after not winning at all as a freshman and sophomore years, winning the ESPN ESPY Award, the challenge of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, and his plan to summit Aconcagua next winter.