Taylor Phinney, 21, is 6’4” and 180 pounds and on The BMC Racing Team. Taylor is the perfect lead out guy for the legendary sprinter -and his father – Davis. This rare double header interview kicks off with a chat with Taylor from the Tour of Austria and is followed up by a conversation with Davis, the man they called the Cash Register throughout his illustrious career.
Rudy Garcia-Tolson had both legs amputated above the knee when he was only five years old. At the age of six he discovered swimming and in 2004 he went 2:42 for the 200 IM, set the world record, and won the Gold Medal in the Paralympics. In Beijing in 2008 he won Gold again and in 2009 he became the first double above knee amputee to finish an Ironman Triathlon when he completed Ironman Arizona. So what does the 22 year old do for an encore? He’s training for the Paralympics in London for swimming, and at the Endeavor Games this past weekend he ran 5:22 for 1500 meters, 32 for 200 meters and 64 for 400 meters. Try that with no legs!
Shalane Flanagan was named our 2010 Endurance Live Runner of the Year after winning US titles at half marathon, cross country and the marathon. The Olympic bronze medalist at 10,000 meters in Beijing is getting better every day and absolutely no one works harder.
Levi Leipheimer came on with us to discuss his career, his three Amgen Tour of California titles, his bronze medal from Beijing, how much he can bench press and how cool it is to have Lance Armstrong as your personal domestique.