Tag: Ironman Hawaii
Julie Moss will be inducted into the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame on April 18th. She came on with us to share her memories of that classic race with Kathleen McCartney back in February of 1982, and how also, over time, she learned to embrace the moment that would define her and, ultimately, kick start a growth spurt for the sport of triathlon.
He is a Super Bowl MVP, two-time Super Bowl Champion and a winner of Dancing with the Stars. She is the most decorated triathlete in history, the eight-time Ironman World Champion and the Queen of Kona. With the creation of the Refuel Got Chocolate Milk ‘Become One’ program, the two have joined forces to see if Hines Ward, Mr. Fast Twitch, has what it takes to train for – and finish – the Ironman World Championship in Kona under the guidance and coaching of Paula Newby-Fraser. The day after Hines’ first ever triathlon, they came in studio to discuss the challenge.
Eric McElvenny lost his leg below the knee to an IED in Afghanistan in December of 2011. Within 60 days of the explosion he was being fitted for a prosthetic leg and within one year he had completed three triathlons. He is also a Pittsburgh native, a huge Steeler fan, and he is now part of the Refuel Got Chocolate Milk Become One Program, training and racing with Steeler legend Hines Ward. They raced together for the first time at the Super Seal Triathlon in Coronado and step one was a huge success!
Let’s start with the fact that Kiwi Bevan Docherty has two Olympic Triathlon medals, a silver from 2004 and a bronze from 2008. He has stepped up to the longer distances and could be a huge factor come Kona in October. In his first Ironman in his hometown of Taupo, New Zealand, all he did was win by ten minutes, run 2:49 and break the course record. Nuff said?
Tim DeBoom is the last American to win the Ironman World Championship, back in 2001 and 2002. Tim wrote an article for the latest edition of Inside Triathlon and came on the show to talk about who he feels can end the drought and his thoughts on Ironman’s pro qualification process.
Andre Kajlich lost both legs above the knee and almost lost his life in a horrific accident in Prague back in 2003. So how has he adapted? By becoming one of the world’s best wheelchair athletes, being named the 2012 Paratriathlete of the Year by USA Triathlon and taking second in Kona in 2011 and first in 2012. But all of that was a small-time appetizer compared to the Brazil 135 mile off-road monster he just finished. It was off-road, he was in a wheelchair, and the non-stop event featured 33,000 fee of gain, 29,000 of descent, and it took him over 62 hours to complete. Amazing story.
Dave Scott is the six-time Ironman World Champion, Mr. October, and a man who is never afraid to express his opinion. Does he feel Lance Armstrong’s penalty is too harsh? Yes. Does he feel the cyclists who testified against Lance got off too easy? Yes. Would Dave still like to see Lance racing the Ironman in Kona? Absolutely.