TRS Radio
This 60-90 minute "live-to-tape" podcast features funny and candid interviews, comedy and the occasional angry rant. Ben Hobbs and co-host/writer/producer Dark Mark, regularly challenge the establishment as they examine the news and controversy of the week with wit, humor and irreverence. You can support the show by visiting

First, TRS and Dark Mark discuss Huub TRS Racing and the controversy surrounding the Ironman Foundation. Dark Mark runs down jokes that are "too terrible for twitter". During the interiview, Rinny and TO discuss equal slots for women in Kona. Dark Mark asks about a rumor about Roth becoming a World Championship race. Tim O’Donnell trashes another bike brand. Rinny discusses blood doping. Are Tim and Rinny really looking for an additional wife? 


Rinny discusses racing the ghost of Chrissy Wellington and whether or not it irritates her to hear that Chrissy Wellington could beat her if she were still racing. Hear Rinny publicly call out Chrissy, challenging her to return to the sport. Finally, the couple plays the Newlywed Game for a chance to win a valuable "prize". 


Direct download: TRS15.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 11:11pm CDT

First Dark Mark and TRS talk about the interview they had just taped, the Men of Triathlon calendar that Mark is trying to get in, what it's like working from home, Team TRS, the upcoming TRS draft, and Mark introduces a new segment called "Too Terrible for Twitter". Then, they interview Ironman Florida Champion, Lionel Sanders, and his coach, Barrie Shepley. Lionel talked about the transition from drugs and partying to professional triathlon. He addressed criticism from Andrew Starykowicz regarding his alleged inability to feel pain. He then broke down his season and plans for the future. Barrie talked about the business of triathlon media and the viability (or lack thereof) of television to promote the sport and enrich the stakeholders. 

Direct download: Episode_14_PG.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:31pm CDT

You will probably not like this. In this episode TRS and Mark talk about Kona, Roka-gate, Training Mask, Wattie Ink, Team PIS, angry fan mail, Chattanooga 70.3 announcement, Tweets of the Week, Challenge Bahrain, and more.

Direct download: Episode_13.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 1:03am CDT

In this episode we get to know the man behind the web's #1 resource for all things sports tech. Ray helps us make good decisions regarding GPS watches and power meters, but can he serve man kind in a larger capacity? Also, we talk with Ironman Chattanooga champion Matt Hanson about leaving Maverick Multipsorts and his plans for eventually winning the Ironman World Championship. Is he the sport's fastest runner? Find out what he says.

Direct download: Episode_12.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:30pm CDT

In this episode TRS talks about launching his age group club and their partnership with Falco bikes, founded by Binny Tan. Christian Kemp, who rides a Falco V, talks about winning the 70.3 in Austin and what it's like to live and train in Las Vegas. Finally, Barrett Brandon discussed for the first time the tent pissing incident at Ironman Chattanooga. He also answers a few questions about recent USA Triathlon scandal. We end the show with a dramatic reading from the Big Lebowski featuring TRS, Barrett and Kevin Collington.

Direct download: Episode_11_Christian_Kemp_Binnie_Ta.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 9:43pm CDT