Jamie Monroe is the race director for the brand new Tri Rock Triathlon (1/2 mile swim, 11 mile bike, 5K run) coming up in downtown San Diego on September 12th. The best part? When have you ever had 5 bands and 1 DJ on a triathlon race course…..and then 2 more bands and a beer garden at the finish? The interview was a blast and the event is about to sell out. Go to www.trirockseries.com for all the info.
Clayton Treska was diagnosed with Stage 4 Testicular cancer in July of 2009 and his doctors told him there was very little hope. Fortunately, Clayton never believed them and, against the odds, he just finished the Ironman 70.3 event in Kona, Hawaii.
Michael Raelert of Germany, younger brother of Andreas, won the Rohto Ironman 70.3 Oceanside on Saturday March 27 with a time of 3:58:27. He was a man on a mission that day. After winning the 70.3 World Championship in Clearwater last November with a blistering 1:09 half marathon split, he heard the rumblings that yeah, he can run fast, but can he win on a course with a much more challenging bike leg. He came to Oceanside wanting to prove that he was much more than just a great runner.
Nick Radkewich was on the first ever US Olympic Triathlon team back in 2000 in Sydney, Australia and is now coaching pros and age groups through www.triavenger.com. Yes, he was an Olympian and yes he ran at Notre Dame. But what is the most impressive stat on Mr. Radkewich? When he was 14 he defeated a fellow teenager for the IronKids National Championship named Lance Armstrong.
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.
It has been 30 years since Tom Warren won the second ever Ironman Triathlon back in 1979. Tommy came on with us to talk about the early days of the sport and what he remembers from the race that did so much to put Ironman on the map.
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.
Clayton Treska was a 295 pound power lifter before making the decision to get into endurance sports. His goal is to complete the 70.3 event in Kona on June 5 and he insists that nothing will stand in his way. But first he has to prove the doctors who diagnosed him with Stage 4 Cancer in late July wrong. Clayton came in studio to share his story. You can find out more at www.teamtreska.com .