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Road to Kona

Angela Naeth

by on Jun.08, 2014, under Archive, Ironman, Road to Kona, triathlon

cmr2At 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.

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Allan Pitman

by on Jun.08, 2014, under Ironman, Road to Kona, triathlon

cmr2Allan 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!

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Mirinda Carfrae and Tim O’Donnell

by on May.23, 2014, under Archive, Ironman, Road to Kona, triathlon

cmr2We 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.

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Andrew Messick

by on May.07, 2014, under Archive, cycling, Ironman, Road to Kona, triathlon

cmr2In this wide-ranging interview with Andrew Messick, on the three year anniversary of becoming the CEO of Ironman, we covered everything from his time with the NBA and AEG, Lance Armstrong, the globalization of the Ironman brand, and what he feels is his greatest accomplishment so far.

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John Maclean

by on Apr.30, 2014, under Archive, Ironman, Road to Kona, triathlon

cmr2John Maclean was training to do a triathlon 26 years ago when he was hit by a truck while cycling and paralyzed from the waist down. John became, on his third attempt, the first handcycle athlete to finish the Ironman Triathlon World championship under all of the cut off times in 1997. He moved on from the Ironman and swam the English Channel, sailed in the infamous Sydney to Hobart race and competed in the Paralympics in rowing. Due to a new therapy technique, John is now able to walk the beach with his wife and son -check out 60 Minutes Australia for the unbelievable story- and his plan now is to race that same triathlon he was training for when he was paralyzed 26 years ago.

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Heather Wurtele

by on Apr.14, 2014, under Archive, Ironman, Road to Kona, triathlon

cmr2Five-time Ironman champion Heather Wurtele has started off 2014 with two big wins. We chatted with the Canadian about living in and traveling to races in a motor home with her husband and fellow-pro triathlete, Trevor, her goals for 2014, and how squirrels actually disabled their vehicle!

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Joe Gambles

by on Apr.14, 2014, under Archive, Ironman, Road to Kona, triathlon

cmr2Aussie Joe Gambles took fourth at the Ironman 70.3 in Oceanside to kick off his season and is hoping to be racing in both Roth and Kona this year. We chatted about his third place finish at Ironman Lake Tahoe. With the morning temperature hovering under 30 degrees, Joe put on his wetsuit in the condo before heading to the start!

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Craig Alexander

by on Apr.07, 2014, under Archive, Ironman, Road to Kona, triathlon

cmr2After his fifth place at Ironman Melbourne, three-time Ironman World Champion and course record holder Craig Alexander announced his retirement from Ironman racing, making it the perfect time to look back at his amazing career with the man known as Crowie.

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