Tag: Olympic Triathlon
Simon Whitfield won the Gold Medal back in 2000 in the first ever Olympic Triathlon and a Silver eight years later in Beijing. He is gearing up for one last Olympics and, at the age of 37, is looking forward to jumping into the longer distances after London. He went through his career and spent some time on the twitter battle that erupted recently between himself and Lance Armstrong.
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.
It had been a long time since we caught up with three-time ITU World Champion and 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Emma Snowsill. From our conversation it is obvious that, after dealing with serious health issues that past few years, Emma is once again healthy and loving the sport of triathlon more than ever.
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.
Alistair Brownlee is the two-time ITU World Champion and the odds on favorite to win the Gold Medal in triathlon next summer in London. He came on with Huddle and me to discuss his career, his training, and his hopes and dreams for London and beyond.
Greg Bennett just won the Hy-Vee 5150 event and –with primes- over $166,000 for an Olympic distance race. LOVE that! At the age of 39, the 2004 Olympian and 2012 US Olympic hopeful can obviously still bring the heat.
Barb Lindquist came from the world of swimming to become an Olympic triathlete in 2004. Who better to help USA Triathlon identify our next Olympians? Barb came on to chat about her awesome career and to fill us in on who to watch as we head towards 2012 and 2016.
Matt Chrabot-pronounced Shar-bot-just might be representing the U.S. in the 2012 Olympic Triathlon in London. Fresh off a win at the Miami International 5150 event on March 20, he came on to discuss the pros and cons of the Olympic and non-drafting style of racing. This is definitely a young man on the rise.