Archive for June, 2014
Dave Scott is the six-time Ironman World Champion and the first inductee into the Ironman Triathlon Hall of Fame. ‘The Man’ joined us for a Q&A with the Tri Club of San Diego and we went through his amazing career.
Brad Snyder was injured by an IED blast in Afghanistan on September 7, 2011 and ended up losing vision in both eyes. Exactly one year later he took home a Paralympic gold medal from London. His comeback and his attitude are unbelievable.
Robyn Benincasa is one of the greatest female endurance athletes in history and was just named a CNN Hero. It was the perfect time to chat with the adventure racer, firefighter, and the creator of Project Athena.
Colleen De Reuck made three Olympic teams for South Africa and one for the U.S. She has a marathon PR of 2:26:35 and in 2013, at the age of 49, she won a marathon overall with a time of 2:39:22 and qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic marathon trials. Colleen, now 50 and an age group triathlete, won her division at Ironman 70.3 Hawaii, was the second age group woman overall, dominated her division, and her 1:25:28 half marathon was the fastest for any pro or age group woman in the race!
Kem Akol has created a smaller, boutique iron distance event called Capitola Man that is coming up on September 13th. There is an aquabike and a relay division plus the course sounds downright spectacular!
Max Fennell was hoping to become a professional soccer player until he hurt his knee. A friend loaned him a bike and suggested he try his first triathlon at the Tri Rock Philly in 2011. He loved the experience and, even though he swam breaststroke for a big part of the swim, he ended up finishing seventh in his division in the sprint race. His goal now is to become the first African American professional triathlete and to one day make the U.S. Olympic triathlon team.