Colleen De Reuck made three Olympic teams for South Africa and one for the U.S. She has a marathon PR of 2:26:35 and in 2013, at the age of 49, she won a marathon overall with a time of 2:39:22 and qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic marathon trials. Colleen, now 50 and an age group triathlete, won her division at Ironman 70.3 Hawaii, was the second age group woman overall, dominated her division, and her 1:25:28 half marathon was the fastest for any pro or age group woman in the race!
Joanna Zeiger knows just a bit about training. She took fourth place at the first ever Olympic Triathlon in Sydney in 2000, won the 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Championship, took tenth, sixth, sixth, and fourth at the Ironman World Championship, and is looking to make it to the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials, which would be her seventh Olympic Trials appearance through swimming, triathlon, and the marathon. She came on the show to chat about her career, but also about her brand new coaching program called www.racereadycoaching.com
Frank Shorter’s gold medal in the marathon back in 1972 is considered the catalyst for the first running boom. He was also one of the first world class runners to train on the bike, weight train, and race duathlons. Frank is a great interview!
Jan Frodeno decided to do his first triathlon after watching the first ever Olympic triathlon on TV in 2000. Only eight years later, in 2008, he out sprinted the 2000 Olympic champion, Simon Whitfield, and won a gold medal of his very own in Beijing.
Jason Brown’s amazing Olympic trials free skating routine earned him a trip to Sochi, has been viewed nearly 4.4 million times, and his ponytail has over 4,000 twitter followers. The 19 year old Olympic bronze medalist filled us in on the whirlwind of the past few months and the type of training it takes to perform at the highest level in his sport.
Bernard Lagat came on to chat about his career, how he has adapted his training as he moved into his late 30’s, becoming an American citizen, his four Olympic experiences, his plans to make his fifth Olympic team, and his upcoming attempt to break the American record at the Carlsbad 5000.
Talk about a guy with an awesome personality. Chris Horner, the 2013 Vuelta a Espana champion, came on to chat about signing with a new team, going to bed hungry on a regular basis while training 500 miles per week, his Olympic experience, and why his wife Megan knows the location of every McDonald’s in Spain.
Coach Darren Smith brought three of his up and coming young triathletes to the studio and the interview was eye opening to say the least. In studio with us were 20 year old Aussie Declan Wilson, 24 year old Brit Jodie Stimpson and 29 year old American Lindsey Jerdonek. How good a coach is Darren Smith? Six of his athletes raced in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.