Tag: Chris Lieto
Chris Lieto is now 40 and is still considered the premiere cyclist in triathlon. With him not racing Kona this year and setting the pace on the bike, how does the race change? Who does he feel will be a factor? What did he say to Craig Alexander in the Natural Energy Lab in the midst of the 2010 Ironman? As always, Chris Lieto proved to be a great interview.
Chris McCormack came on after winning Lava Man to chat about his prospects for making the Aussie Olympic team. Even more exciting, Macca chats about the prospects of two Americans, Lance and Lieto, getting off the bike with the lead in Kona this October, with the two Aussies who have won the last five Ironman World Championship titles – Crowie and Macca- trying to chase them down, along with the Raelert brothers from Germany … could be amazing!
Chris Lieto has spent more time leading the Ironman in Kona than anyone in recent memory. But can the best cyclist around actually win the biggest prize in his sport on October 8th? Chris came on from Kona to chat about his plans for this year’s race.
Chris Lieto did everything right in 2009 in Kona, but still took second. He ended up about 2 ½ minutes off of the win when Craig Alexander made up 12 minutes in the marathon and ran him down. Lieto came on from Mammoth where worked hard on his running with Ryan Hall, Meb Keflezighi, Deena Kastor and Josh Cox, to name a few.
Always one of our favorite guests, 2:13 marathoner Josh Cox came on to chat about everything from Comrades to what makes Ryan Hall and Meb Keflezighi so special to Chris Lieto’s chances to run 2:55 in Kona this year and win the Ironman.
Chris Lieto had the race of his life at the 2009 Ford Ironman World Championship, led for the better part of the day, but ended up second to a fast closing Craig Alexander. He came on to discuss his thoughts on the race and the improvements in his running that came from spending six weeks in Mammoth training with Ryan Hall, Deena Kastor, Josh Cox and New York City Marathon champion Meb Kelflezighi.
Chris Lieto has won three Ironman titles and has worked hard to move up the ranks of the Ironman elite. Last year in Kona he finished sixth, his best attempt yet, and ran a 3:00 hour marathon. Besides giving back to the environment by becoming the Green Athlete, Lieto is a family man who balances his time racing triathlon with time spent racing his bike.