At the age of 10, Angela Naeth watched the Ironman World Championship on TV and felt that one day she wanted to give that race a try. Coming off of a sixth place finish at Ironman Melbourne and a win at Ironman Hawaii 70.3, she just might be joining the best in the world at that legendary starting line in Kona on October 11th.
Allan Pitman is a 66 year old Aussie who will be racing his 40th Ironman in Kona this October and his 16th Ironman World Championship. We also think Allan will be the first triathlete in Kona to be racing with his grand daughter!
After his fifth place at Ironman Melbourne, three-time Ironman World Champion and course record holder Craig Alexander announced his retirement from Ironman racing, making it the perfect time to look back at his amazing career with the man known as Crowie.
Pete Jacobs won the most important event in his sport, the Ironman Triathlon World Championship, in 2012. How did that win change his life, and how is he bouncing back from his tough race in Kona this past October?
What has four-time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington been up to since she retired from triathlon after her come from behind win at the 2011 Ironman World Championship? Chrissie and I chatted about her possible political aspirations, how she helped lobby to get female cyclists their own race at the Tour de France, her amazing four year career, the events she will be doing this summer including the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race and, of course, that classic 2011 victory that helped to cement her unbelievable legacy in the sport of triathlon.
Mirinda Carfrae is having a pretty awesome 2013. First she won her second Ironman World Championship, broke the course record and out-ran all of the male pros. Next up is her wedding to fellow pro Tim O’Donnell.
Mark Allen joined us to take a look back at Ironman 2013. His insight into why people were running fast off the bike in Kona-or not-was fascinating. We also discussed the issue of older pro triathletes, like three-time champion Craig Alexander, racing two full Ironman races a year rather than just one. As someone who won his last Ironman in 1995 at the age of 37, The Grip certainly is a great resource for this topic.