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.
Andrew Messick, the main man behind the Amgen Tour of California, joined us to talk about moving the event from February to May and to layout the brand new course for us.
Roy Knickman had an amazing cycling career. How many riders had the opportunity to ride with Bernard Hinault, Greg LeMond, Davis Phinney, Ron Kiefel, Bob Roll and Andy Hamspten, among others. Roy came on with Huddle and I to chat about his cycling career and the challenges he and his family have faced since his 13 year old son Andreas was diagnosed with cancer.
Chris Carmichael started racing his bike in Florida at the ripe old age of 9. Who would have figured that he would eventually become a professional bike racer and coach Lance Armstrong, the greatest cyclist in history?
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.
Monique Henderson traveled to Australia as a member of her first Olympic team when she was 17 years old. She was an alternate for the 4×400 relay team in Sydney, but four years later, in Athens, she took home the Gold Medal. Her proud dad and Monique came into studio with Bob and Paul to go through her amazing career.
At the age of 38, David Samson is the President of the Florida Marlins and an Ironman in training. The philosophy that guides his life is very simple: Shut Up And Jump!