Jesse Thomas is getting ready to try and three-peat at the Wildflower Triathlon. He came on to chat about his epic race with Andy Potts at the Oceanside 70.3 in April, where he came up just a bit short, his years as a basketball player-he is one of the few triathletes who ever had the ability to dunk-and his time at Stanford running the steeple. Jesse and his wife, elite runner Lauren Fleshman, are also getting ready to welcome their first child-aka Lima Bean- in just a few months.
Five members of the top rated La Costa Canyon girls cross country team -Kelly Lawson, Emma and Ellie Abrahamson, Rebekah Bosler and Shanoah Souza- came in studio with Huddle and me to chat about cross country, track, the bench press, their toughest workout ever, water polo, and even the steeplechase. The one senior on the team, Shanoah Souza, daughter of duathlon legend Kenny, was VERY excited-NOT-that we had copies of old Competitor Magazines showcasing her dad racing in lime green Speedos on the cover.
Brett Gotcher ran at Stanford and in January ran the fourth fastest debut marathon with a 2:10:36 at the Chevron Houston Marathon. Gotcher is definitely someone to watch as we head towards the 2012 Olympics and he has an awesome personality.