Matt Reed was born in New Zealand, moved to Australia when he was nine and became a US citizen in 2007. He shares his stories about moving to France and Germany in his early 20’s to try to make it as a professional triathlete, which can be tough when you are 6’5” tall and are new to the language, the food and the culture. Matt overcame all the odds to represent the US in the Olympic Triathlon in Beijing. What’s next? An Olympic medal in London and an Ironman World Championship.
Jarrod Shoemaker is a Boston native who ran at Dartmouth, but didn’t get into the sport of triathlon until 2004. By 2008 he was on the US Olympic team and in 2009 he had a huge breakthrough when he won the Hamburg ITU race. Jarrod came in studio to talk about his racing, training and his plans for London and 2012.
2007 Ford Ironman Champion Chris McCormack came in studio with us to talk about Ironman 2009.
She is now the three-time Ford Ironman World Champion. A week after her 8:54:02 World Record in Kona, Chrissie Wellington came in studio with us to chat about her background, her triathlon career and her unbelievable race. This woman is in a league of her very own.
Scott Kyle is a long time triathlete who decided to create an entire festival of fun in downtown La Jolla, California. Itâ€™s called the Coastwise Mile and it includes everything from a mile with your dog or pushing the Baby Jogger to a 5K.
Twenty years after IronWar, Mark Allen came on with us to take us through all of the ups and downs that led to what many consider the greatest race in triathlon history between himself and Dave Scott on the Kona Coast of Hawaii.
Tim DeBoom is the last man to win the Ironman two years in a row, in 2001 and 2002. How tough is it to defend? What was it like to train with Peter Reid all summer and then have to go head-to-head with him on race day? What was DeBoom feeling in 2001 when, because the horror of September 11, 2001 was still so fresh, the people on the streets of Kailua-Kona were chanting Go USA! Go USA”" as he ran by?
You’ll get it all in this interview from two months before the 2005 Ironman with Tim DeBoom. “”