Tag: Mark Allen
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.
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.
As part of our final Kona Countdown of classic Ironman shows, we’ve selected back to back interviews with Dave Scott and Mark Allen as they discuss IronWar…
Huddle and I interviewed Mark Allen on the 20th anniversary of the greatest Ironman race in history: IronWar.
Mark Allen 54 min.
Mark Allen is known as The Grip and in 1997 he proved why when he came from way off the pace to catch and pass Thomas Hellriegel of Germany in the last few miles of the marathon to win his sixth and last Ironman title. This interview is from September 2008 when Huddle and I chatted with The Grip.
Mark Allen 2008 55 min.
Mark Allen came back after a year sabbatical to win his sixth and final Ironman World Championship title in 1995. The fact that he was 13:30 down at the end of the bike ride to Germany’s Thomas Hellriegel and had to run 2:42:09 in the marathon to win made it all the more special
The book is called Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 keys to a healthier and happier you. The authors, six time Ironman World Champion Mark Allen and World Famous shaman and healer Brant Secunda came on with Huddle and Babbitt to chat about the book and how an endurance athlete can benefit from it.
Mark Allen is not only the six time Ironman champion with the best nickname in the sport-The Grip of Death- he is also the guy who understands the mental side of winning the Ironman better than anyone. He has consulted with Ironman champions Tim DeBoom and Peter Reid and helped Chris McCormack understand what he needs to do to win in Kona. The Grip is always an awesome interview and the discussion with Mark on his ten Nice championships is epic
He is the six time winner of the Ford Ironman and, if you have listened to our interviews with Peter Reid, Chris McCormack or Faris Al-Sultan, Mark Allen is also the guy the other top pros listen to the most. What does ‘The Grip’ think will happen in Kona on October 21st? Who does he feel has what it takes to win the greatest race on earth.