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 patreon.com/trs.

In this episode Ben talks with Triathlon Magazine Canada's Claire Duncan about the story she broke involving an undisclosed male from British triathlon who tested positive for Clenbuterol, a PED banned by WADA. He also interviewed the new Ironman World Record holder for fastest time, Lionel Sanders. Finally, he checked in with the owner of the Toughman triathlon series, Richard Izzo, to discuss the business of race directing, the future of long course triathlon in North America and the vision for Toughman globally.

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Direct download: TRS95.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 12:33am CST
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In this episode, Ben interviews Vicki Holland, the 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist. They discussed meeting the Queen, the possibility of a King Trump, out-sprinting her roommate for the bronze, plus life and romance in Leeds. 

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Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more about custom kits for triathlon clubs. 

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Direct download: TRS94.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 1:01pm CST
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In this episode Dark Mark introduces a new segment called "course cutters of the week". You don't want to miss it. Next, Ben gives a brief state of the union regarding all things TRS, including the spin-off of the TRS forum and new direction for the main website. 

Finally, Ben interviews Colin Hackett an age-group athlete from Edmonton, Alberta. At one point Colin was 325 lbs and ashamed to take his shirt off by the pool. In the next 6 years, he completed 7 Ironman triathlons including Ironman Arizona where he went sub 12 at 250lbs. Weeks before his 8th Ironman, he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and given 2 years to live. Since then, he's continued to do cool stuff, love his family, train, race (4 Ironman events), teach school and referee hockey games while receiving chemo every couple of weeks. 

Check out his blog Trials of a Big Triathlete and follow him on twitter.

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Direct download: TRS93.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:03pm CST
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First Ben and Dark Mark talk about Frodeno vs. Harry Wiltshire, controversy at the Kona Beer Mile, an IV infusion company at Ironman Village during Ironman 70.3 Arizona, and much much more. 

You will then hear an interview with 3x Ironman World Champion, Craig Alexander recorded on September 25. The discussion took place in Ben's Airstream the morning after ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championship at Redman Tri in Oklahoma City. 

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GoFundMe page for Andrew Starykowicz and family. 

Learn more about joining TRS Racing or the Baucco Squad.

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Direct download: TRS92.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 11:19pm CST
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This is probably the best interview in the history of TRS Radio. John Joseph is a punk rock singer from New York City, most famous for his work with the Cro-Mags in the 1980s. Joseph was raised in foster care and grew up on the streets of New York. In 1981, he saw the Ironman in television and 35 years later he's in Kona racing.

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Castelli is giving away a Kona Custom Stealth Top every day during Kona Week. Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram to learn more about the contest. Visit their website to learn more about the products. 

Direct download: TRS91.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 1:06am CST
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After recording this conversation, Lionel Sanders decided it should be reserved for patrons only because he didn't want to to drum up controversy before the Ironman World Championship. Today, he changed his mind. In this episode he addressed the 2015 Kona swim controversy, drafting at 70.3 worlds, haters, Slowtwitchers, and whether or not his performances are believable. 

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Direct download: TRS90.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 6:17pm CST
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In this episode Ben and AJ Baucco talk about forming the greatest alliance in the history of sports. To learn more about joining TRS Racing or the Baucco Squad, click here.

Next up, Ben interviews Tim Don. They discussed Kona race tactics, who he would want to talk to during a race if allowed, TUEs and more. 

Finally, Ben sits down with Linsey Corbin to discuss marrying the dish boy, Cupcakes with Cal controversy, embarrassing USADA stories and more. Patrons of TRS Radio will also hear an interesting Lance Armstrong story. To hear this (and the Crowie & Lionel Sanders interviews) join here

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Castelli is giving away a Kona Custom Stealth Top every day during Kona Week. Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram to learn more about the contest. Visit their website to learn more about the products. 

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Direct download: TRS89.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 5:06pm CST
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This episode features the first runners up from the 2013 and 2014 Ironman World Championships. Both will enter this years race fresh and ready to go. First, Ben and Luke McKenzie talked about fatherhood, training with Crowie, organizing the Island House Triathlon and his approach to this year's race. Then Ben Hoffman talked about mental game, work ethic, professionalism and Airstreams (the Hoff just bought one of his own). 

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Castelli is giving away a Kona Custom Stealth Top every day during Kona Week. Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram to learn more about the contest. Visit their website to learn more about the products. 

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Direct download: TRS88.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 3:50am CST
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First, Ben sat down with Hall of Famer, Bob Babbitt, near the pool at the King K Hotel for about 30 minutes. They talked about baseball announcer Vin Skully, preparing for dozens of interviews on Breakfast with Bob, and the most interesting stories of this championship week. Subscribe to the Babbittville YouTube channel and hear all of his interviews starting Monday. 

In the second segment, Ben visited with the 2012 Ironman World Champion Leanda Cave and her significant other Diaa Nour to discuss life, relationships, the bike business and how Ventum is doing, the World Championship event in 8 days and much more. Diaa and Leanda also challenged some behaviors and statements Ben has made relative to Holly Lawrence.

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Castelli is giving away a Kona Custom Stealth Top every day during Kona Week. Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram to learn more about the contest. Visit their website to learn more about the products. 

 

Direct download: TRS87.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 8:31pm CST
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Ben and Timothy O'Donnell hang out in Kona 9 days before the Ironman World Championship. They discussed life, the big race, the PTO's Collins Cup, TUEs, Mark Allen, lead motos and much more. 

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Castelli is giving away a Kona Custom Stealth Top every day during Kona Week. Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram to learn more about the contest. Visit their website to learn more about the products. 

 

 

Direct download: TRS86.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 11:24pm CST
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After a few announcements, host Ben Hobbs talked to Ben Collins, pro triathlete and member of the USAT Board of Directors about a very important issue that every USAT member must hear about. This is absolutely a must listen segment.

Then we go back to the Airstream in Oklahoma City for face-to-face interviews with Dr. Amanda Stevens and Davide Giardini. Both are among the best swimmers in the sport and they were a pleasure to interview. 

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Direct download: TRS85.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 3:53pm CST
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The Airstream is in Oklahoma City for face-to-face interviews. 

First, Ben and Mark talk with Cody Beals, the Canadian pro triathlete and budget guru about life, physics, winning lots of 70.3 races, climate change, racing in North Carolina, Donald Trump and where NOT to ride a bike.

Then, Lesley Smith stopped by to discuss Maverick Multisport, spearing haters on Pearl Street, dating a Scott, living in Boulder and much, much more. After the interview, Ben and Mark both agreed that Lesley would Top 5 in terms of best triathletes to party with. 

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Direct download: TRS84.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 6:16pm CST
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The Airstream is in Oklahoma City for face-to-face interviews. 

First, Ben and Mark talk with Michael Brown, race director of Challenge Penticton, the Great White North Triathlon and the 2017 ITU Mutisport Festival in Penticton. We talked about race directing, Vince MacMahon, rugby, competing with Ironman, beer miling and more. 

Then, Matt Chrabot stopped by to discuss the WTS Grand Final in Cozumel, his Kona swim scandal, and the time a crazed girlfriend smashed his bike with a television. 

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Direct download: TRS83.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:32am CST
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The Airstream is in Oklahoma City for face-to-face interviews with all of the top pros!! 

First, Ben and Mark talk with Napa resident, pro triathlete and co-host of the Triathlon Preview Show, Emily Cocks plus her sidekick, Zach Miller. Together, we previewed the ITU Long Course World Championship at Redman Triathlon. We also discussed Emily's season and swimming at the University of Michigan. 

Next, Ben and Mark talked with Taylor Reid, a young stud from Canada who is making waves in the 70.3 distance. Don't miss the moment when our interview was rudely interrupted by Craig Alexander. 

Finally, Ben and Mark talked with Jen Spieldener of Ohio and the Triathlon Squad. They discussed her career, race strategy, and horrifying collegiate running experience. Their interview was interrupted by a guy who dropped off beer.  

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Direct download: TRS82.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 6:21pm CST
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In this episode Ben rants like a lunatic about transparency and tribalism in the Bay Area while Dark Mark listens in stunned silence. Then, Ben interviews 4x Ironman Champion, 2x Wildflower Champion and 2016 Kona Qualifier, Liz Lyles. They discussed her background, her thoughts on TUEs and drafting and much, much more. 

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Direct download: TRS81.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:35pm CST
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In this episode, Ben and Mark discuss their bromantic weekend in Tulsa, further thoughts on Holly Lawrence, the Michi Weiss win at IM703 Santa Cruz and more.

Finally, hear Ben's discussion with the 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Champion Tim Reed.

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Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more. 

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Direct download: TRS80.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 12:18am CST
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In the first segment, Ben is joined by Dark Mark and Matt Lieto, pro athlete and one of the voices of the Ironman broadcasts. They broke down the Ironman 70.3 World Championship, discussing the lead moto effect, surprise performances and questionable associations. 

Next, Ben spoke with 14x Ironman 70.3 Champion Richie Cunningham. They talked about his career, conflicts with motorists, recent struggles with injury and the beef he had with Lance Armstrong years ago.

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Sponsors:

Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more. 

Follow ENVE Composites on twitter. They're also @envecomosites on instagram and Facebook.  Why are ENVE wheels so great? Click here to find out. And please click here to subscribe to their newsletter. 

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Direct download: TRS79.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 9:49am CST
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In this episode Barrie Shepley breaks down the Olympic Games, sharing his experience in Rio and opinions about the race. Follow Barrie on twitter and check out his website to learn more about his coaching business. 

In the final half hour, Ben spoke with Chris Leiferman about winning his Ironman debut and why he is turning down his Kona slot. They also discussed dancing, wrestling and enhancing libido. 

Please consider supporting TRS Radio by becoming a patron.

Another great way to support TRS Triathlon and TRS Radio is to use our link when shopping on Amazon. Make this your Amazon bookmark. Thank you!

Sponsors:

Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more. 

Follow ENVE Composites on twitter. They're also @envecomosites on instagram and Facebook.  Why are ENVE wheels so great? Click here to find out. And please click here to subscribe to their newsletter. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:09pm CST
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In this episode Dark Mark and Ben discuss the Olympics and the upcoming Ironman 70.3 World Championship. They also discuss why TRS Radio has been on hiatus and what the future holds. Mark then unleashes an epic too terrible for twitter #TT4T before Ben interviewed Jan Frodeno. Jan is an Olympic gold medalist and the defending Ironman and Ironman 70.3 World Champion. 

Please consider supporting TRS Radio by becoming a patron

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Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more. 

Follow ENVE Composites on twitter. They're also @envecomosites on instagram and Facebook.  Why are ENVE wheels so great? Click here to find out. And please click here to subscribe to their newsletter. 

Follow Recon Jet on twitter and visit their website to see some terrific videos including this one featuring Tim Don. 

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Direct download: TRS77.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26pm CST
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First Ben and Dark Mark discuss his move to Oklahoma, the NBC Sports article about Gwen Jorgensen and Pat Lemieux, and rumors about doping at the highest level of long course triathlon. 

Next, Ben talks with pro triathlete and marketing whiz kid, A.J. Baucco of AJ Baucco Coaching and The Baucco Squad

Finally, Ben interviewed legends of the sport, Greg and Laura Bennett. Greg is arguably the greatest short course athlete in the sport's history and Laura has enjoyed a tremendous amount of success herself racing in 2 Olympic games. We discussed their careers, slights and snubs, life, marriage, the business of triathlon and what it means to be a true professional. 

To hear a bonus 10+ minutes with the Bennetts, become a Patron. We discussed the time I ran alongside Greg during a race and attempted to interview him. He was not amused. We also discussed who is the greatest triathlete of all time for all distances.

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Direct download: TRS76.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 11:38am CST
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This episode features conversations with Jay Prashun and Brad Culp of Lava Magazine, retired pro cyclist Dave Zabriskie, film maker Jeff Fairbanks, pro triathlete Jesse Thomas and 6x NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson.

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Direct download: TRS75.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:38pm CST
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In this episode, Ben and King of All Technology, Aaron Webstey, discuss the weekend's races, Dan Empfield's hat, mechanical doping and sex swings (don't skip the commercials or you'll miss this one).

Next, Ben talks to pro triathlete and age grouper antagonist, Thomas Gerlach, who ended up insulting both sponsored age groupers AND Andy Potts.

Finally, Ben spend over an hour getting to know Magali Tisseyre and Eric Lagerstrom. What's it like when a Viking and a French Canadian get together to purse triathlon glory and personal happiness? Listen and find out.

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Direct download: TRS74.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 3:00pm CST
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In this episode, Ben and Sara Gross, pro triathlete and President of TriEqual, engage in a thoughtful discussion and debate around her decision to join the Bahrain 13 Endurance Team. This is Part 1 of a 2 part conversation. In this discussion they frame the debate, discuss the bigger picture and start to get into the heart of the disagreement.

Next, Ben visits the home of Amy Marsh and her retired pro triathlete husband Brandon Marsh. Amy is a 4x Ironman Champion and in the last year she has beaten Acute Myeloid Leukemia. What was this experience like for her and Brandon? What are their plans for the future? 

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Direct download: TRS73.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 9:11pm CST
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In this episode Ben talks with Big Jim Lubinski of Jim and the Other Guy and Red Performance Multisport about lifting weights, being a man and his solution to the gun problem in the United States. Then Ben and Dark Mark talk with Callum Millward, the professional triathlete and man behind Cupcakes with Cal. Hilarity ensues. 

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Direct download: TRS72.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 9:21pm CST
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First Ben and Chief Doping Correspondent, Joel Filliol react to Bob Babbitt's interview of Victor Conte on Babbittville Radio. Then Ben talks with Sean Byars and his son, Daeton, about their dispute with the Tennessee Athletic Association and a local coach regarding his participation in triathlon. Check out their petition.

Finally, Ben talks with the wildly successful coach, 2x ITU World Champion and ITU Hall of Fame inductee, Siri Lindley, about life, love, racing, coaching and much, much more. Visit her website to learn more about Siri and Sirius Racing.

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Direct download: TRS71.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 5:21pm CST
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In this episode Ben and Dark Mark discuss recent blunders by Challenge. Then Ben talks with Dr. Adrienne Taren about marijuana as a PED and why your brain actually matters in triathlon. This discussion relates to a hilarious article she wrote for TRStriathlon.com.

Then, Ben and Barrie Shepley break down the ITU season ahead. Topics include Olympic qualifying and whether or not Gwen Jorgensen would be better off losing a race.

Finally, Ben spends an hour talking to Tyler Butterfield about finishing 5th in Kona, life in Bermuda, being a pro cyclist for Slipstream, the culture of doping and much more.

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 9:59am CST
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