Tag: Olympic trials
Ryan Hall has run a 59:43 for the half marathon and 2:04:58 for the marathon. But after qualifying for his second Olympic Marathon team in January, the rest of his 2012 season was clouded with injuries and he ended up dropping out of the Olympic Marathon about 11 miles in. Ryan is one of our favorite guests because he is never afraid to talk about his setbacks and how he is dealing with them, physically and psychologically. For 2013 he has a new coach, he’s finally healthy, and he’s about to head off to Kenya to train with the best runners in the world.
Lauren Fleshman ran sub 15:00 for 5,000 meters (14:58:58) and was a favorite to make the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team. Dealing with a foot injury that would lead to surgery, she took fifth in the trials and didn’t get to go to Beijing. Now she is a few weeks from the 2012 trials and this time it is an IT Band injury that has kept her running to a minimum. But her attitude is awesome and this interview is absolutely one of our all-time favorites.
While they were in San Diego, 2008 US Olympian Jarrod Shoemaker and his wife and fellow pro triathlete Alicia Kaye came in studio to chat about Jarrod’s plans leading into the Olympic Trials and Alicia’s success on the non-drafting Olympic distance circuit.
Lukas Verzbicas is a very special 18 year old. Who else has run a sub 4:00 mile in high school and won the Junior World Triathlon Championship in the same year? He was enrolled at the University of Oregon this fall, but left after deciding that triathlon was his true calling. We had Lukas on to go through his plans to, hopefully, qualify for the 2012 Olympic Trials in San Diego in May.
She has qualified for the Olympic trials in running, swimming and triathlon. During an 8 week span this summer she won three Ironman events. We spoke to Mary Beth Ellis when she was in Kona gearing up for Ironman number four.