Tag: The Grip
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.
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.