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

To start things out, TRS calls Mark Luckin and they discuss his brief romance with the beautiful Angela Durazo after he won the "Win a Date" contest in Kona. Was it a publicity stunt or was it real? Then, TRS discussed with Tim of of Magnolia Masters the newly appointed board organized by Ironman Triathlon, known as Women For Triathlon. Why is there a soap opera actress on the board? TRS then opines about winning retailer of the year at the Triathlon Business International Conference. Further exposing cronyism in the sport, he explains why he has such a problem with Lava Magazine and it's editors. 

In the second segment, Leon "Griffo" Griffin and James "Hadmeister" Hadley join TRS for a lively discussion that can be summarized as two close friends trying to embarrass one another. Did Lance Armstrong apologize to Leon for drafting once upon a time? Does Hadley use a deep fryer every week? Was Leon's passport stolen by Mexican transvestites 10 years ago?

Direct download: TRS21.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 11:58pm CDT

First Dark Mark and TRS discuss the Roka-Ironman marriage and what Mark thinks of the book “Iron War” by Matt Fitzgerald. They also discussed whether or not there is impropriety with regard to WTC’s ability to control which athletes USADA tests. Is this true? What are the implications? Mark also ranted about the price increase related to the Superfrog triathlon. Finally, Mark gave the people a little "too terrible for twitter". #TT4T

Richard explains where Toughman fits into the triathlon race series landscape and how he got started in the business. TRS asks some tough questions such as: why doesn’t Toughman drug test its age groupers and even the kids at the Toughkids races. Richard breaks down the business of race production and how his brand can help grass roots races throughout the US. TRS asked Richard about whether or not convicted wife beaters should be on the board at USAT. 


Direct download: TRS20.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 9:59pm CDT

Polar orchestrated a publicity stunt at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas where three time Olympian, Tim Don, completed a solo Ironman Triathlon in the Venetian pool and on the CES tradeshow floor utilizing a computrainer and treadmill. Polar invited TRS to cover the event. 

Direct download: TRS19.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 11:32pm CDT