The first non-African to run sub 27:00 for 10,000 meters, America’s Chris Solinsky, came on to chat about his career and his American Record setting run . Believe it or not, the 10,000 he ran on May 1st at Stanford was his first ever 10,000. Not a bad debut! Co-hosting this time around was the 2010 Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack. Solinsky and McCormack are both considered too large to be successful at their chosen profession. Solinsky is 6’1” and 160 pounds and towers over his competitors at 5,000 and 10,000 while Macca, at 175 pounds, is the heaviest man to ever win in Kona. There was obviously a lot of mutual respect going on during the conversation.
Jamie Monroe is the race director for the brand new Tri Rock Triathlon (1/2 mile swim, 11 mile bike, 5K run) coming up in downtown San Diego on September 12th. The best part? When have you ever had 5 bands and 1 DJ on a triathlon race course…..and then 2 more bands and a beer garden at the finish? The interview was a blast and the event is about to sell out. Go to www.trirockseries.com for all the info.
We’re finally BACK! After some work, a few emails with apple, and more than a few pots of coffee, we are finally back in the iTunes podcast directory. We have a new link as well, so if you’ve subscribed before, you can delete any old subscriptions, and just use the new one. You’ll find the new link in the right sidebar, or you can CLICK HERE to add us to itunes.
Thanks again for your patience! Hopefully this will be the last of the iTunes saga!
2007 Ford Ironman Champion Chris McCormack came in studio with us to talk about Ironman 2009.
She is now the three-time Ford Ironman World Champion. A week after her 8:54:02 World Record in Kona, Chrissie Wellington came in studio with us to chat about her background, her triathlon career and her unbelievable race. This woman is in a league of her very own.
In 2007 Scott Rigsby became the first double leg amputee to finish the Ironman and he came on THE COMPETITORS to go through his amazing journey. The story of his life is called Unthinkable and the book is available now at www.unthinkablethebook.com .
Ronnie Schildknecht from Switzerland took fourth in Kona last year and, at the age of 30, is looked upon as someone who can one day win the Ironman. How about this for a little bit of an athletic pedigree? His grandfather raced in the Tour de France and Schildknecht, since he grew up playing tennis, actually went head-to-head with Roger Federer when they were both teenagers. Federer came out on top 6-4, 6-4.
Chris Lieto has always been considered one of the best cyclists in the sport of triathlon. But to win in Kona, he knew that he had to become a better runner. This summer he spent time up at Mammoth Mountain training with 2:06:17 marathoner Ryan Hall, Olympic Marathon Silver Medalist Meb Keflezighi and the American Record Holder at 50K Josh Cox to hopefully take his running to the next level. With Kona less than two weeks away, Chris Lieto can’t wait for race day!