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.
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.
At the age of 10, Angela Naeth watched the Ironman World Championship on TV and felt that one day she wanted to give that race a try. Coming off of a sixth place finish at Ironman Melbourne and a win at Ironman Hawaii 70.3, she just might be joining the best in the world at that legendary starting line in Kona on October 11th.
Allan Pitman is a 66 year old Aussie who will be racing his 40th Ironman in Kona this October and his 16th Ironman World Championship. We also think Allan will be the first triathlete in Kona to be racing with his grand daughter!
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