Tag: Ironman World Champion
It’s been twelve days since Craig Alexander won his third Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Now back home in Australia with his family, Crowie took time out to reflect on his season and how he was able to win two world titles in a span of only four weeks.
In my mind, you define a champion by how they handle adversity. On Saturday October 8, 2011, Chrissie Wellington overcame anything and everything that stood in her way to win her fourth-and most impressive-Ford Ironman World Championship title. A week after race day she came on to go through the bike crash, her recovery, her race day challenges and what just might be the greatest win of her amazing career.
She is, in our humble opinion, the greatest female endurance athlete on the planet right now. Chrissie Wellington, the three time Ironman World Champion, will be heading back to Kona for an October 8th showdown with Australia’s Mirinda Carfrae, the 2010 Ironman World Champion. In this candid conversation Chrissie talks about the disappointment she dealt with after illness forced her to pull out of the race last October, her 8:18:13 Ironman Distance World Record this summer in Roth, Germany that included an eye popping 2:44 marathon and how she is looking forward to going after her fourth title in Kona.
Carlos Moleda is a true endurance sports legend. He was a Navy SEAL when he was paralyzed while on a mission in Panama back in December of 1989. Since then he has won four Ironman World Championship titles, completed the Race Across America with a team of handcyclists and is now gearing up to do an 800 mile off-road race in Australia.
When it comes to radio guests, two-time Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack is the absolute gold standard and he proved it once again in this 70 minute instant classic. We spoke about his move back to the Olympic format, his thoughts on the Brownlee brothers and, even though he won’t be racing in Kona, how he thinks the race could play out. If you’ve got an hour ride or run planned, my suggestion is to take Macca along with you. He is a ton of fun to chat with and listen to!
We have seen a lot of athletes make the transition from short distance to 70.3 and Ironman. Craig Alexander, Andy Potts and Mirinda Carfrae come quickly to mind. But not many Ironman distance athletes try to transition back to short course. But if someone was going to try to go from Ironman champion to becoming a 2012 Olympian, the odds would be good that it would be the guy who loves to change perceptions, Mr. Chris McCormack. Macca came on with us live to talk about how he has changed his training in the hopes that he can make the Australian team that will be heading off to London in 2012.
She is one of the very best endurance athletes in the world and is getting ready for Ironman South Africa. Chrissie Wellington took an hour out of her day to chat about everything from drug testing, her disappointment over not being able to race Kona last October, and her unbelievable 8:19- and 2:48 marathon- in Roth, Germany in the summer of 2010.
Scott Molina is one of the true legends of triathlon. The 1988 Ironman champion came on to talk about running track with cycling legend Bob Roll back in high school and racing around the world with Dave Scott, Mark Allen and Scott Tinley. As always, the man we call Skid, was great to chat with.