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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.
Chris “Macca” McCormack came on to share his thoughts on Lance Armstrong. How badly did he want to race Lance in Kona and how would Lance have done if he had been allowed to race this past October? Does Macca feel that announcing his ten year deal with The Challenge Series during Ironman week was in bad taste? How does he get along today with his bitter rivals from the past, Normann Stadler and Craig Alexander? Will he be racing in Kona next October? There is one guarantee when you ring up Macca, when you ask a question, you will get an answer!
Last night was a special show. With Lance allegedly coming clean about being dirty, Huddle and I invited Betsy Andreu and Mark Zeigler -he came in studio- to share their opinions. Buckle your seat belts. This was a wild ride!
The last time Mark Zeigler came on The Competitors was on March 4, 2012, a few weeks after the Department of Justice case against Lance Armstrong was thrown out by Andre Birotte Junior. During our interview at that time, Mark said that when that case had been thrown out, a source sent him a four word text: It’s Not Over Yet.
Our hour long conversation with Zeigler started from that point in time and takes us through the last few months.
Tim O’Donnell went to Galveston to race against a stacked field including the seven-time winner of the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong. It turned out to be the most important triathlon in O’Donnell’s career.
PJ Rabice is a cyclist and triathlete who has done it all. His odyssey has taken him from USA Luge to ESPN’s Great Outdoor Games to Lance Armstrong’s Discovery Cycling Team to Road ID.
When it comes to discussing performance enhancing drugs, our go-to guy has always been Mark Zeigler from the San Diego Union Tribune. He came in-studio for a wide ranging discussion that included his thoughts on Tyler, Floyd and, of course, Lance. Listen carefully: The lead in to the interview features a classic Lance soundbite about his former teammate Tyler Hamilton’s propensity for crashing.
Alberto Salazar is a true legend, first as an athlete and now as a coach. His stories from his three New York City Marathon wins, his Boston victory over Dick Beardsley and dealing with the great Henry Rono are fun to listen to. Lance Armstrong has also reached out for a little run coaching and Alberto shared some great insight into Lance’s running prep for triathlon.