Tag: Kona Countdown
Mirinda Carfrae from Australia came on with us after finishing second to Chrissie Wellington in 2009. Her journey took her from basketball to triathlon.
Mirinda Carfrae 38 min.
The final countdown begins: 10 days left in our Kona Countdown.
Faris Al Sultan came on with us before heading off to defend his 2005 Ford Ironman World championship title. The guy is hilarious!
Faris Al Sultan 2006 1:00
Bill Bell didn’t get into endurance sports until he was almost 60. But he sure knew how to make up for lost time and soon became an Ironman legend.
Bill Bell 42 min.
Craig Alexander joined us from his training camp in Kona, Hawaii a few weeks before the 2010 Ironman. He is getting ready to try to win his third title in a row and to move into a very elite fraternity.
Chrissie Wellington is simply the best female endurance athlete in the world right now. She came on with us to chat about her upcoming shot at becoming the third Ironman World Champion in history to win four titles in a row, joining Mark Allen and Paula Newby-Fraser.
Valerie Silk is the woman who watched over the growth of the Ironman throughout the 1980’s . Her story in this interview about Julie Moss and the February 1982 Ironman is a classic.
Valerie Silk 54 min.
We’re now at two weeks out in our Kona Countdown. Today’s featured show from our classic Ironman interviews is with David Bailey.
David Bailey was on the top of motocross world when he was paralyzed during training. In this 2006 interview we chatted about motocross as well as his three classic battles in Kona with fellow handcycle Ironman competitor Carlos Moleda. David Bailey is a human soundbite. What a great conversation!
David Bailey 2006 1:22
Today’s classic Ironman interview from our Competitor Radio archives is with two time champion Normann Stadler. Normann spent an hour in studio going over his career, his early days as an athlete, his two Ironman titles, and his rivalry with Aussie Chris McCormack.
Normann Stadler 2007 1:01