Luc Van Lierde is one of my all-time favorite athletes. Who else runs his first marathon ever during the 1996 Ironman World Championship, goes 2:41:48 and not only wins the Ironman in his first ever attempt at it, but sets a course record (8:04:08) that would stand for the next 15 years.
Okay, so how committed is two-time Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack to winning his third title in Kona on October 12th? After traveling the globe over the past month racing everywhere from the Philippines to Austin to Malibu to Canada, you’d think not very. But that’s exactly the way the man they call Macca likes it.
Ricky James started racing motocross when he was all of 10 years old. By the age of 16 he was one of the best up and coming riders around. Then a crash changed everything and James was paralyzed from the waist down. In 2008, with the help and support of motocross legend – and the 2000 Ironman champion in the handcycle division – David Bailey, Ricky James finished the Ironman World Championship in his first attempt. After a few years away from the sport, Ricky James is back racing triathlons and loving it more than ever.
2007 Ford Ironman Champion Chris McCormack came in studio with us to talk about Ironman 2009.
She is now the three-time Ford Ironman World Champion. A week after her 8:54:02 World Record in Kona, Chrissie Wellington came in studio with us to chat about her background, her triathlon career and her unbelievable race. This woman is in a league of her very own.
Yvonne Van Vlerken from theÂ NetherlandsÂ took second in Kona last year to Chrissie Wellington. She came on the show with Thomas Vonach to talk about her training up atÂ Lake TahoeÂ and her plans to one day to move up one spot and win the most important event in triathlon.