Mike Myers lives and works in Boston and was a few days into a bike tour when I spotted him near Pine Valley, California and asked him where he was going. He told me he was on his way to Florida and, believe it or not, he recognized the voice and it turned out that Mike was a big fan of this podcast. We immediately became a huge fan of Mike and want to support him during his quest to raise money for cancer research. You can listen to Mike’s story here and his blog is at www.mjmcycle4cancer.blogspot.com . Be safe out there, Mike!
Brenda Martinez is a young woman on a roll. She won the BAA Mile a few weeks back, then followed that up with a track record 1500 at Mt. Sac – 4:04.86 – the following week, and then ran 2:00.6 for her leg of the record setting U.S. team’s 4 x 800 at the Penn Relays. Now healthy and training under the legendary Joe Vigil, the sky is the limit for Brenda.
Jesse Thomas is getting ready to try and three-peat at the Wildflower Triathlon. He came on to chat about his epic race with Andy Potts at the Oceanside 70.3 in April, where he came up just a bit short, his years as a basketball player-he is one of the few triathletes who ever had the ability to dunk-and his time at Stanford running the steeple. Jesse and his wife, elite runner Lauren Fleshman, are also getting ready to welcome their first child-aka Lima Bean- in just a few months.
Javier Gomez just might be the most versatile triathlete in the world today. Besides winning the Hy-Vee Triathlon last summer, along with the $151,000 prize purse, he also has won the 2013 Escape from Alcatraz, which is non-drafting, the 2012 XTERRA World Off Road Triathlon Championship during his first ever XTERRA race, and a Silver Medal at the 2012 Olympics in London. In that race he averaged 44K per hour on the bike before getting off and running a blistering 29:15 10K.