TRS Radio (triathlon)
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 Mark and Ben talk to the namesake of all things TRS, Mr. Andrew Starykowicz who is fast enough to be called champion. We discussed his amazing comeback, his victory at Ironman Wisconsin and we played a game called "Hot Takes". 

Interested in joining our age group team? Visit the TRS Racing -Baucco Squad website. 

Sponsors:

To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake and/or the amazing Omni bike, visit tririg.com/hobbs.

Follow Challenge Aruba on twitter. Check out the website and join us for the race on October 22nd. To enter the contest to win a free room and race entry visit http://www.challenge-aruba.com/winafreetrip

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

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!

Direct download: TRS119.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 7:41pm CST
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Aruba was a gong show. Join in on conversations with Aaron Webstey, Dark Mark, Doug MacLean, Brad Williams and AJ Baucco

Then join the Ben and Ben show, where Ben Hobbs talks with Ben Kanute about nothing among other things. They broke down his 2nd place at Ironman 70.3 Worlds, Olympic dreams versus 70.3 success, and they debated seduction techniques. 

Interested in joining our age group team? Visit the TRS Racing -Baucco Squad website. 

Sponsors:

To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake and/or the amazing Omni bike, visit tririg.com/hobbs.

Follow Challenge Aruba on twitter. Check out the website and join us for the race on October 22nd. To enter the contest to win a free room and race entry visit http://www.challenge-aruba.com/winafreetrip

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

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!

Direct download: TRS118.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:55pm CST
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In this episode Ben interviews two Olympians. First, he spoke with American running legend, Ryan Hall, about bulking up, blocking wind, punching faces and more.

Next up Will Clarke discussed his passion for the beer mile, getting crazy at University and becoming "Bill."

Sponsors:

To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake and/or the amazing Omni bike, visit tririg.com/hobbs.

Follow Challenge Aruba on twitter. Check out the website and join us for the race on October 22nd. To enter the contest to win a free room and race entry visit http://www.challenge-aruba.com/winafreetrip

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

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!

 

Direct download: TRS117.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 12:21am CST
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These interviews were recorded face-to-face in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada during the ITU Multisport Festival. First, Ben and Mark talked to the most interesting woman in triathlon, Rachel McBride. They discussed music, fire twirling, sexual health, minimalism and they even touched on triathlon! 

Next, Ben and Mark talked with friend of the show and Penticton local legend, Jeff Symonds. He has a new love interest and he's still getting ugly. 

Sponsors:

To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake and/or the amazing Omni bike, visit tririg.com/hobbs.

Follow Challenge Aruba on twitter. Check out the website and join us for the race on October 22nd. To enter the contest to win a free room and race entry visit http://www.challenge-aruba.com/winafreetrip

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

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!

Direct download: TRS116.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 11:35pm CST
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These interviews were recorded face-to-face in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada during the ITU Multisport Festival. In the first segment, Ben and Mark spoke with Lionel Sanders for the 5th time on this podcast. They broke down his first place finish and what it means to win a Long Distance World Championship on Canadian soil. 

In the second segment, Ben and Mark chatted with the 2nd place woman, Helle Frederiksen, the day before the ITU long distance world championship. She talked about battling injury, the recovery process, racing for a world title in Penticton and her future plans. 

Sponsors:

To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake and/or the amazing Omni bike, visit tririg.com/hobbs.

Follow Challenge Aruba on twitter. Check out the website and join us for the race on October 22nd. To enter the contest to win a free room and race entry visit http://www.challenge-aruba.com/winafreetrip

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!

Direct download: TRS115.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:23pm CST
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In this episode Ben hosts a listener edition of "joke me off" featuring Pescado Pelado and Anonymous Will. It will be either the most terrible or most amazing thing you have ever heard. 

Next, Ben interviewed the 70.3 phenom from Australia, Sam Appleton. They discussed his life and career and how often he talks to his mum on the phone. 

Sponsors:

To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake and/or the amazing Omni bike, visit tririg.com/hobbs.

Follow Challenge Aruba on twitter. Check out the website and join us for the race on October 22nd. To enter the contest to win a free room and race entry visit http://www.challenge-aruba.com/winafreetrip

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!

Direct download: TRS114.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:50pm CST
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In this episode Ben talks to Dark Mark and Emily Cocks about recent races in Roth and Frankfurt, course cutting, outside assisting, and other triathlon related total bullshit. 

Next, Ben talks with long course triathlon's latest star, Lucy Charles. She's gone from marathon swimmer and national swimming champ in the UK to Age Group world champion to professional champion and Kona Qualifier. Hear this breakout performer's story here on TRS Radio.

Sponsors:

To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake and/or the amazing Omni bike, visit tririg.com/hobbs.

Follow Challenge Aruba on twitter. Check out the website and join us for the race on October 22nd. To enter the contest to win a free room and race entry visit http://www.challenge-aruba.com/winafreetrip

Check out Huub Design on twitter and visit their website for more information about their fantastic line of products.

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!

Direct download: TRS113.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 9:44am CST
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In this episode Ben talks with Dave "The Man" Scott about the Dave Scott Multisport Institute at the Four Seasons, new attitudes about nutrition, his career, athletes today, the state of the sport, and more. 

Visit Dave's website and sign up for his newsletter. 

Links:

Read Road to Valor

Ask The Man.

Sponsors:

Ruster Sports decided to offer 25% off orders of the "Real Woods" Armored Hen House. Use the Coupon Code: triruster. 

To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake and/or the amazing Omni bike, visit tririg.com/hobbs.

Follow Challenge Aruba on twitter. Check out the website and join us for the race on October 22nd. To enter the contest to win a free room and race entry visit http://www.challenge-aruba.com/winafreetrip. 

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

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!

Direct download: TRS112.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 7:14pm CST
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In this episode, Ben catches up with AJ Baucco to discuss Eagleman 70.3, Challenge Aruba, and 2 instances of course cutting over the weekend. 

Next, Ben spoke with the new Ironman World Record Holder for fastest time over the distance, Tim Don, about his new approach to the bike, the issue of lead motos, and zeroing in on Kona this year. 

Bonus Content:

If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake and/or the amazing Omni bike, visit tririg.com/hobbs.

Follow Challenge Aruba on twitter. Check out the website and join us for the race on October 22nd. To enter the contest to win a free room and race entry visit http://www.challenge-aruba.com/winafreetrip. 

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

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!

Direct download: TRS111.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:01pm CST
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In this episode Ben announces a new partnership with Challenge Aruba and then he chats with Aaron Webstey, Dark Mark and Emily Cocks (aka #DarkWebCocks)  about all of the recent news and controversy including but not limited to the Rapp-Dimond settlement, The Championship, lead motos, world records, relays, Creed and conference relaxation techniques. 

Then, Ben interviewed Lionel Sanders. They discussed golf, racing, future plans and what motivates him. Hilarity ensued. Follow Lionel on Facebook.

Bonus Content:

If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake and/or the amazing Omni bike, visit tririg.com/hobbs.

Follow Challenge Aruba on twitter. Check out the website and join us for the race on October 22nd. To enter the contest to win a free room and race entry visit http://www.challenge-aruba.com/winafreetrip. 

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!

Direct download: TRS110.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:04pm CST
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In this episode Ben talks to Canadian pro triathlete and professional model, Jenny Fletcher, about life, Airstreams, her career, future plans and more. Follow Jenny on Instagram, and twitter.

Bonus Content:

If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake and/or the amazing Omni bike, visit tririg.com/hobbs.

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

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!

Direct download: TRS109.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 11:25pm CST
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First, Ben rants about the total lack of pro Ironman race coverage. Then, Ben hosts another edition of Joke Me Off starring Dark Mark and Tommy Zaferes. Follow Tommy on instagram and check out their tiny house on a recent television appearance.

Finally, Ben talks to Jodie Robertson, the 2017 Ironman North American Regional Champion, aka the woman who won Ironman Texas. They discussed her endurance and teaching career, favorite songs to sing with children and plans to dominate the field in Kona this year. 

Bonus Content:

If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake and/or the amazing Omni bike, visit trig.com/hobbs.

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

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!

Direct download: TRS108.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 8:54pm CST
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In this episode Ben talks to Emily Cocks and Dark Mark about Ironman Texas, the amazing comeback of Andrew Starykowitz, and the Rapp versus Dimond legal drama

Next up, Ben Hobbs interviewed Ben Hoffman, the Ironman South Africa champ and reigning fastest American in Kona. They discussed golf, Airstreams, wedding crashers, Strava bullying and racing hungover among other triathlon related topics. 

Bonus Content:

If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake and/or the amazing Omni bike, visit trig.com/hobbs.

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

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

Direct download: TRS107.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 1:23am CST
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In this episode Ben talks to Kiley Austin-Young, Brian Stover and Heath Dotson also known as Publius Valarius, Desert Dude and Ex-cyclist about their independent super-bike wind tunnel test scheduled for Tuesday April 18 at the A2 Windtunnel in North Carolina. 

Please visit their GoFundMe page and consider contributing to this effort.

Bonus Content:

If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

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

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

Direct download: TRS106.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 5:14pm CST
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This episode was recorded face-to-face in Houston, TX. First, Ben talked with the 2 x Ironman Champion, Jocelyn McCauley and triathlon's greatest swim coach, Tim Floyd of Magnolia Masters and the new podcast, Coffee, Beer, Coaching and Dogs. Then, Ben interviewed Matt Hanson, the 2015 North America Region Ironman Champion. 

Bonus Content:

If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

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

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

Direct download: TRS105.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:11pm CST
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First, Ben is joined by Dark Mark, Aaron Webstey and Emily Cocks to discuss a big weekend of races. To wrap things up, Aaron faced off against Emily Cocks in a game show for no money and zero prizes. Tune in to see who won. 

Next, Ben talked with Mauricio Mendez Cruz, a 21 year old phenom from Mexico City. He passed Timothy O'Donnell in the final mile to win Ironman 70.3 Texas this weekend and he is your reigning 2016 Xterra World Champion. They discussed many topics such as father-son relationships and Trump's plan to build a wall. Follow Mau on Instagram.

Bonus Content:

If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

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

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

Direct download: TRS104.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 7:25pm CST
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To start things off, Ben is joined by the ex-pro co-host of the Triathlon Preview Show, Emily Cocks. They discussed the weekend's race results, did some voice impressions and praised Chris McCormack regarding Super Leage Tri. 

Next up Ben talked with Uli Fluhme, the anti-doping lobbyist and the founder of the uber-succesful cycling event company, GFNY. They talked about launching the Grand Fondo New York and busting PED using racers at his events. He then shared his view on the impact of doping on endurance sport and what should be done about it. 

Bonus Content:

If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

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

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

Direct download: TRS103.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 3:28pm CST
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First, Ben and Dark Mark discuss grizzly bears, homicide investigations, text etiquette, the 20 minute 5k, verbal abuse and more. 

Then, Ben interviews the very recently retired 31 year old Olympian, Joe Maloy. Joe is a world champion, an Escape from Alcatraz champion, an American Olympian and an all around great guy. In a shocking blog post he announced his retirement last week, and TRS got the exclusive interview you've all been waiting for. Why is he walking away from the sport? What is he running towards? This and much more.

Bonus Content:

If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

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

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

Direct download: TRS102.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 12:22am CST
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In this episide Ben talks with co-host of the Triathlon Preview Show, Emily Cocks about ITU Abu Dhabi, Ironman New Zeland and the kick-off to the pro race season.

Then Ben and Dark Mark chat with Andrew Starykowics about his terrible bike accident, his planned comeback, health issues with his infant son, Donald Trump, thoughts about recent doping cases and much more. Patrons will also hear bonus content that involves his visit to the sperm bank, talking shit with Macca and why he greatly resents Ben Hobbs and the direction of TRS Triathlon.

If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

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

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

Direct download: TRS101.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:45pm CST
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This was recorded on a Saturday night over many beers. Ben, Dark Mark and Aaron Webstey reminisced about the first 99 episodes, broke down workplace relaxation, and later made phony phone calls to members of the triathlon community. 

Thank you all for the support. Here's to the next 100 episodes!

If you want to be a real peach, please consider becoming a patron. You could also leave us a glowing iTunes review. 

Sponsors:

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

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

Direct download: TRS100full.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:49pm CST
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This episode features two tremendous interviews. The first is with Howard Jacobs, one of the world's leading athlete doping defense attorneys. He has represented high profile athletes like Floyd Landis, Maria Sharapova and Marion Jones. More recently, he represented both Lauren Barnett and Beth Gerdes in their Ostarine cases. 

Ben also spoke with the reigning ITU World Triathlon Series Champion, Flora Duffy. Not only did she win a world championship in the ITU WTS in 2016, she also won a world championship in ITU off-road race and the Xterra off-road series (her 3rd in a row). 

Sponsors:

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

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

Direct download: TRS99.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:29pm CST
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First Ben talks about SARMageddon and a new development with WTC regarding the handling of this case. Then, Ben interviews the recently retired 11 time Ironman Champion, Mary Beth Ellis. They discussed her career, her proudest accomplishment, times she thinks she was an asshole, differences and similarities between Brett Sutton and Siri Lindley and much more. 

To learn more about Mary Beth's coaching services, visit this website

Sponsors:

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

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!

Direct download: TRS98.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 6:09pm CST
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In this episode Ben and Dark Mark discuss 2 positive tests for Ostarine, a banned anabolic PED, that resulted in suspensions for Beth Gerdes and Lauren Barnett. They also discussed Macca's new SuperLeague Tri Series and whether or not Ben will re-join society. 

Next, Ben had a conversation with Brad Culp, the former Editor in Chief of Lava Magazine about the Triathlon Business International conference in Dallas. 

Sponsors:

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

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!

Direct download: TRS97.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 2:47pm CST
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In this episode, we begin with a dramatic reading of an actual race report. Then, Ben and Dark Mark review 2016, course cutting at Ironman Bahrain, the year end prize money totals for the sport and more. For the interview portion of the show, Ben talked with American Olympian, Ben Kanute, about his career, his love life, getting phished, plans for the future and a recent coaching change. Finally, we re-played an edited portion of the 2016 Kona Drinking Episode that had, until this moment, been available only to Patrons. Click here to learn more about becoming a patron.

Links:

GoFundMe for the children of Colin Hackett.

Ben Kanute coffee videos.

Sponsors:

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

Check out the great deals on Junior and other road bikes by Culprit Bicycles.

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!

Direct download: TRS96.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 3:14pm CST
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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.

Sponsors:

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

Check out Huub Design on twitter and visit their website for more information about their fantastic line of products.

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!

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. 

Sponsors:

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

Check out Huub Design on twitter and visit their website for more information about their fantastic line of products.

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!

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.

Sponsors:

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

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. 

Links:

GoFundMe page for Andrew Starykowicz and family. 

Learn more about joining TRS Racing or the Baucco Squad.

Sponsors:

Use the code BENTRS to save 10% on TorHansFollow TorHans on twitter.

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

To learn more about Coeur Sports and their mission to ensure happy kitties, please visit Coeur at www.coeursports.com. Follow them on twitter.

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.

Links:

Sponsors:

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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. 

Sponsors:

Use code BENTRS to save 10% on TorHans. Follow TorHans on twitter.

INFINIT: Talk to the team of Nutritionists and Formulation Specialists ready to work with you to dial in your custom nutrition for a perfect race! Follow them on twitter. 

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Direct download: TRS79.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 9:49am 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. 

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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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Direct download: TRS69.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 11:40pm CST
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In this episode Ben talks with Aaron Webstey and Dark Mark about nominations for year end TRS awards including best performance, biggest meltdown and poor sport of the year. Then, Ben debates Paulo Sousa about the value of the Rev3 prize purse for Olympic Distance Races this year. Finally, Ben interviews the singular Andrew Starykowicz. You won't believe his opinions about controversial topics such as purposeful penalizing, Andrew Messick, the Pro Tri Union, beef with Tim O'Donnell, equlity in triathlon and more. 

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Direct download: TRS68.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 3:57pm CST
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First, Ray and Ben discuss the terrorist attacks in Paris, his retirement and his online battle with the LIMITS powermeter team. Then Michelle Vesterby and Ben have a great conversation about her succesful year including her 4th place finish in Kona. What are her future plans? Why doe she insist on hanging loose?

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Direct download: TRS67.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 11:06am CST
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In this interview, Ben and 2x Ironman Champion, Lionel Sanders, discuss all of the most interesting and controversial topics including racing Andrew Starykowicz, media coverage of his life, parting ways with Barrie Shepley, Matt Chrabot and pace-gate, whether or not continued self-coaching is a good idea, and whether or not he's racing full Ironman events too often.  

First, Ben and Dark Mark discuss a Fox News story about 50 Women to Kona, the March training camp with AJ Baucco, scrotum squeezing and more. 

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 2:54pm CST
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In this episode Ben talks about Macca and Slowtwitch's coverage of an instagram post. Then, he shares a little bit about his weekend at Texas Motor Speedway with triathlete and NASCAR driver Landon Cassill. He also addresses a beef with a company doing business in the triathlon space. 

Next, Joel Filliol and Paulo Sousa talk about Laurent Vidal, Russian doping, the PTU, high performance coaching, and their new podcast, Real Coaching

Is Paulo at war with Dark Mark? How will they respond to hotly debated triathlon topics such as brick workouts and salt supplementation?

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Direct download: TRS65.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:36pm CST
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First, Ben is joined by the pun-master general, Tommy Zaferes for a fun session that included topics such as the new Real Coaching Podcast, the PTU, Messick's email to pro triathletes and more. Of course they ended with a laundry list of jokes delivered over tuba music. 

Next up, former Olympian, Sarah Haskins joined Ben and talked about her win at the Miami 70.3 a couple of weekends ago, her career, and whether or not she'll consider being a domestique for race favorite Gwen Jorgensen in Rio. 

1hr and 21 mins into the program, TRS Racing member, Melissa Alfano, caught up with Alyssa Godesky over beers following the Beach to Battleship race.

1hr and 55 mins into the show, Chris Rohde interviews Kirill Kotsegarov, the 2015 Ironman Chatanooga Champion. This race ended with perhaps the greatest sprint finish in Ironman History. Ultimately, Kirill beat Matt Chrabot.  

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Direct download: TRS64.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 8:03pm CST
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First, Ben makes YUGE announcement. Then, he and Dark Mark talk to Jesse Thomas, Ironman Champion and CEO of Pick Bars. We recorded this conversation in Kona prior to the Ironman World Championship.

Finally, Aaron Webstey (aka King of All Technology) went to all of the booths at the Ironman Expo to make awkward conversation with the vendors. See the photos that accompany this segment here.

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Direct download: TRS63.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:45pm CST
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In this episode, Ben plays clips from a 2GB 873AM Ben Fordham report about a supposed investigation related to an alleged sexual assault involving Chris McCormack. Ben was highly critical of this report and the news team.

This is followed by previously recorded interviews with Gordon Ramsay and Lew Hollander recorded in Kona prior to the Ironman World Championship.

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Direct download: TRS62.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 9:42am CST
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WARNING: there is a graphic sexual story told during this episode. NSFW.

In this episode we took shots, drank beers and heard stories from the Ironman Champion and legendary drinker, Bryan Rhodes. One story in particular is the greatest home-stay story ever told. Apprearances were also made by Thomas Gerlach, Dirk Bockel, Rudy Van Hausen and Caitlin Jenner.

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Direct download: TRS61.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:28pm CST
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Direct download: TRS60.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 4:28am CST
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Mark Allen is widely considered to be the greatest triathlete of all time. He's also one of the most unique and interesting people in the sport. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. 

Buy Mark's beautiful book, The Art of Competition. The photos are amazing and it's chock full of Mark Allen wisdom. Perfect for your coffee table.

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Direct download: TRS59.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 3:19am CST
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Direct download: TRS58.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 12:04pm CST
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It was perhaps the greatest finish in the history of Ironman Triathlon. Matt Chrabot finished 2nd. Because I'm getting ready for Kona next week, I interviewed him after drinking 4 glasses of wine. We discussed Ironman Chattanooga, whether or not he'll be racing in Kona just 2 weeks later and much, much more. 

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Direct download: TRS57.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 12:01am CST
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To celebrate the one year anniversary of TRS radio, Ben spent the first 50 minutes of the show calling TRS Radio listeners. He then interviewed the legendary coach and broadcaster, Barrie Shepley. They broke down the WTS Grand Final in Chicago and previewed the Ironman World Championship. 

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Direct download: TRS56.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:45pm CST
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In this episode, Ben talks about the TRS Club Championship that took place about an hour north of New York City. The Toughman New York event was a riot. 

In the second segment, Ben talks to pro triathlete, Thomas Gerlach, who finished first at Ironman Wisconsin only to be snubbed by Mike Reilly and Ironman. Should pros race Ironman events where there is no prize purse? Did he steal glory from a deserving age grouper? Do age groupers deserve to win races and cal themselves Ironman Champions?

Finally, Ben interviewed the 2002 ITU World Champion, Ivan Rana. Ivan is gearing up for Kona again. Last year he had the fastest run split. They discussed how he is feeling heading into Kona, his start in the sport, sex in the Olympic village and much much more.

 

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Direct download: TRS55.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 5:27pm CST
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In this episode we check in for the 3rd time with Jan Frodeno, Olympic Gold Medalist, 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Champion, Kona favorite and friend of the show. We discussed Bahrain 13, his win this weekend, dogs, marriage and much more.

First Ben and Mark chewed the fat and played a number of new song parodies written and recorded by mystery man "Marquis Grissom"

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Jan's comments on Bahrain 13 on the TRS Forum.

This episode was also sponsored by TriRig.com. Save up to $100 onTriRig Omega X brakes and clean up your bike's front end. The Omega X: aero braking perfected.

Check out the ultimate triathlon bag: Story38 Alliance.

Play Fantasy Triathlon and win big $$$.

 

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 2:47pm CST

Links:

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http://www.gofundme.com/tomflanagan

Play Fantasy Triathlon and win big $$$.

This episode was also sponsored by TriRig.com. Save up to $100 onTriRig Omega X brakes and clean up your bike's front end. The Omega X: aero braking perfected.

Check out the ultimate triathlon bag: Story38 Alliance.

Direct download: TRS53.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 2:50am CST

First, Ben and Mark discuss the weeks events including a twitter feud with Chris McCormack. Then Ben interviews Simon Whitfield, the 2000 Olympic Gold medalist and the 2008 Olympic Silver medalist. They discussed his career, meditation, doping, Lance Armstrong and much, much more. (Lance discussion starts at 1:15)

Links:

Forum discussion regarding the Bahrain 13.

This episode was also sponsored by TriRig.com. Save up to $100 onTriRig Omega X brakes and clean up your bike's front end. The Omega X: aero braking perfected.

Check out the ultimate triathlon bag: Story38 Alliance.

Direct download: TRS52.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 12:32pm CST

First Ben and Mark discuss his introduction to Jimmie Johnson and the letter Ben received from Sheikh Hamad bin Hamad Al Khalifa's attorney regarding Jim Gourley's article on TRStriathlon.com. 

Then, Dark Mark and Tommy Zaferes joked each other off. Please vote on trstriathlon.com and tell us who you think was the winner.

Finally, Ben interviewed the 8x Ironman Zurich champion, Ronnie Schildknecht. They talked about hockey, tennis, fighting and team tactics at the Ironman.

Sponsors and special offers:

This episode was also sponsored by TriRig.com. Save up to $100 onTriRig Omega X brakes and clean up your bike's front end. The Omega X: aero braking perfected.

Story38 Alliance has a special promotion for TRS Radio listeners. Starting today, for one week, free shipping in the U.S. for The Carrier. Go to story38alliance.com and use code “TRS1.”

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 6:36pm CST

A professional triathlon union was launched today. Please visit their website to learn more. This is an interview with their executive director, Rich Allen. Follow Rich on twitter.

Please consider donating just $1 per episode of TRS Radio. Learn more by visiting patreon.com/trs.

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 3:03pm CST

First, Dark Mark talks to Ben about his weekend in Lake Placid for the Ironman. Then they play some clips of Lionel Sanders watching movies. Then, Ben interviews the 2014 Ironman World Champion, Sebastian Kienle. They discussed his life, whether or not he is the favorite for this year's Ironman and whether or not abortion is a common topic of conversation in Germany. 

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Please support our sponsors:

Story38 Alliance has a special promotion for TRS Radio listeners. Starting today, for one week, free shipping in the U.S. for The Carrier. Go to story38alliance.com and use code “TRS1.”

40% off all items on www.procompression.com for all TRS listeners with the code TRS (free shipping with orders over $20).

This episode was also sponsored by TriRig.com. Save up to $100 onTriRig Omega X brakes and clean up your bike's front end. The Omega X: aero braking perfected.

Save 15% at Swank Baby Boutique by entering TRSRACING at checkout.

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:38pm CST

Ben rants about Challenge. Mark is in love. Ben interviews the queen of off-road triathlon, Lesley Paterson, a 2x Xterra World Champion. They discussed her Olympic mountain biking dream, her acting and movie producing career, racing with a broken wrist and hand, her affinity for the f-word and much, much more. 

Follow Lesley on twitter. Visit her website.

40% off all items on www.procompression.com for all TRS listeners with the code TRS (free shipping with orders over $20).

This episode was also sponsored by TriRig.com. Save up to $100 and get your bike super aero. TriRig = aero braking perfected.

Save 15% at Swank Baby Boutique by entering TRSRACING at checkout.

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:16pm CST

Hear Andy Potts like you've never heard him before. Your imagined image of clean-cut, vanilla pitchman will be shattered forever. Andy got real with us regarding his fun and slightly outrageous college experience, his unique path and struggle to become an Olympian, and the decision to make triathlon his profession. Does he have what it takes to win this year at Kona? 

Prior to the interview Ben was joined by Dark Mark and Tommy Zaferes where they ran down a few of the week's highlights. In addition, Mark and Tommy engaged a comedy battle for the ages... a "joke off" if you will. 

After the interview, you can hear out-takes from the recording of the new introduction. In case you were wondering, the voice in the intro is actually Ben's wife, Ashlyn, who owns Swank Baby Boutique.

This episode was sponsored by TriRig.com. TriRig strives to provide the most thoughtful, in-depth, beautifully-photographed reviews of triathlon equipment that have ever been written.

Books discussed in this episode:

Quiet: ThePower of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Open: An Autibiography by Andre Agassi. 

 

 

Direct download: TRS46.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 9:25pm CST

Leanda's resume is unparalleled: She has won world championships as an ITU racer (2002) and after 6 years she won the Ironman 70.3 and Ironman World Championships in 2012. Aside from the resume, she's a great podcast guest because of her candor and openness. 

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Direct download: TRS45.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 8:00pm CST

First off we hear from TRS Radio Chief Gay Correspondent, Brandon Del Campo. Ben and Brandon discuss his background, the SCOTUS decision re: gay marriage and whether or not triathlon is a gay sport.  

Then, Ben discusses the idea of adding a second show to the TRS Radio portfolio. A negotiation with the audience ensues.  

Finally, Ben catches up with Zibi about all things Challenge including the Triple Crown, changes to their leadership in the Middle East, the dark shadow, human rights and the reduction in pro prize purses in the Americas. 

If you want a 2nd show, please get us to $500 per episode by visiting Patreon.com/trs.

Check out our sponsor Bright Signs Learning.

Follow Brandon Del Campo on twitter.

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Direct download: TRS44.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 1:46pm CST

This episode features a lengthy rant about Dan Empfield, the publisher of Slowtwitch. The rant features audio clips from podcast appearances on Babbittville Radio and Legends of Triathlon. Then, Dark Mark shares his jokes that were "too terrible for twitter". 

Finally, legendary coach, Joel Filliol, shared his views on clean sport, high performance coaching and what separates olympic medalists from those who finish 20th. Who dopes more - age groupers or professionals? Do more than 30% of the Kona professionals take perfomance enhancing drugs? His answers might shock you.

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Hear the full Dan Empfield interviews with Bob Babbitt and the boys from Legends of Triathlon.

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:05pm CST

First Ben and Dark Mark discuss the latest development in Mark's personal life as well as his involvement (or lack thereof) in the collapse of the Ironman lotteryThen Ben talks with the newlywed tri-power couple about falling in love, Katie’s phenomenal season and Tommy’s heat stroke. 

This episode was sponsored by Torhans. Follow them on twitter.

Follow the #2 ranked ITU athlete in the world, Katie Zafares. 

Follow the hilarious Tommy on twitter. 

Please consider becoming a patron of TRS RAdio. Learn more by visiting Patreon.com/trs.

Direct download: TRS41.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 4:34pm CST

Beth and Luke talk about their careers, celebrating the first birthday of their daughter Wynne, the upcoming pro-only race at the Island House and goals for the season. The introduction was cohosted by pro triathlete and fantasy triathlon guru, Emily Cocks

This episode was brought to you by ISM Saddles. Like them on facebook.

Follow Luke McKenzie and Beth Gerdes on twitter. 

Please subscribe to TRS Radio on iTunes and leave a review

To support TRS Radio, please consider becoming a patron.

Also, play fantasy triathlon and win big money. Learn more here.

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 11:05pm CST

In this terrific interview the always candid Chris "Macca" McCormack told us where all of the bodies are buried. He went in-depth with regard to the formation of the Bahrain 13 Endurance team and discussed openly and honestly the rivalry with Craig Alexander and the infamous altercation at Masters Swim practice in Cronulla that almost became a fist fight. 

This episode was brought to you by ISM Saddles. Like them on facebook.

Learn more about Bahrain Endurance 13 by following them on twitter and facebook.

Follow Macca on twitter and check out the Macca X website.

Please subscribe on iTunes and leave a review

To support TRS Radio, please consider becoming a patron.

Also, play fantasy triathlon and win big money. Learn more here.

Direct download: TRS39.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 9:54pm CST

This was a great conversation with a giant in our business, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Bob broke down publishing, the business of race directing, Ironman University, the future of triathlon, 50 women to Kona and much much more.

This episode was sponsored by BSX Athletics. Visit their website.

Listen to Bob every week on Babbittville Radio. 

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 11:12am CST

We had the pleasure of talking with the 2005  Ironman World Champion, Faris Al-Sultan the day before the last race of his career (unless he pulls a Brett Favre or "Crowie"). We also spoke to Ironman Florida Champion, Lionel Sanders.

Follow Lionel on twitter.

Visit the website of Faris Al-Sultan.

This episode was sponsored by BSX Athletics. Follow them on twitter. 

Consider becoming a patron of TRS Radio. Visit us at Patreon.com/trs.

Direct download: TRS37.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:38am CST

This show was sponsored by BSX Insight. Visit their website and "stop the pricks."

TRS Radio was live on YouTube for Ironman Texas in The Woodlands. On this episode you will hear high quality audio interviews with Kelly Williamson, Brett from Zen and the Art of Triathlon, Justin Daerr and Chris "Big Sexy" McDonald.

Follow Ironman Champion Kelly Williamson on twitter.

Follow Ironman Champion Justin Daerr on twitter.

Listen to Zen and the Art of Triathlon and follow Brett on twitter.

Follow 7X Ironman Champion Big Sexy on twitter.

Direct download: TRS36.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 8:47am CST

In this episode Ben plays for Dark Mark all of the interviews from Ironman 70.3 Galveston. Guests include Ritchie Cunningham, David Giardini, Jim Lubinski, Cody Beals, Angela Naeth, Sarah Piampiano, Helle Frederiksen, Lionel Sanders, Doug Sanders, Ben Powell, Brad Williams, Pedro Gomes, Matt Russell and more. Plus they discuss the logistical failures of Ironman and the course cutting controversy.

This episode was sponsored by ISM SaddlesTweet at them and tell them how much you appreciate their support of TRS Radio. 

Please consider becoming a Patron of TRS radio so you can access all of the amazing bonus content.

Direct download: TRS34.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 11:54pm CST

In this episode Ben and Dark Mark discuss their time at the Team RWB camp in Austin, TX. Ben interviewed a couple of veterans participating in the camp as well as a guide or pilot to a blind athlete. Next, Ben played his interview with Derek Yorek, a triathlete who led the Boston Marathon in the early miles. Next a patron of the show called in to say that this stunt was uncalled for. 

Tim Reed discussed all sorts of fun topics including the controversy at Challenge Dubai, the Triple Crown series, his disagreement with Jordan Rapp and more. 

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This episode was sponsored by BSX Insight. Learn how you can help stop the pricks!

Learn more about Team RWB

 

Please consider becoming a Patron of TRS radio so you can access all of the amazing bonus content. 

 

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 11:24am CST

For the appetizer, Ben plays clips from a quick Nick Diaz (MMA Fighter and triathlon enthusiast) interview conducted by Theo Goguely after an Xterra event. Then, Ben discusses the TRS-Slowtwitch beef and Dark Mark drops a masterful too terrible for twitter segment.

The pasta dish features Olympic Gold medalist, Jan Frodeno, talking about winning Oceanside 70.3, plans for Kona and his new sponsor, Bahrain Endurance. 

For the main course, our chef has prepared 2015 Ironman Asia Pacific Champion Jeff Symonds battered and fried in his recent big win in Melbourne and his June 6th marriage proposal deadline. Is there a rivalry brewing between Jeff and fellow Canadian, Brent McMahon? Tune in and find out. 

This Jeff Symonds interview was referenced in the interview. 

This episode is sponsored by BSX Insight. 

To support the show, please consider becoming a Patron. 

Also, join the discussion in our forums at trstriathlon.com. 

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 12:11am CST

In this interview the leaders of TriEqual.com discuss equality in the sport of triathlon and why it's important for there to be equal slots for professional women and men at the Ironman World Championship. Why did Hillary resign from the women for triathlon board? What happened at that meeting in Boulder with Andrew Messick? Was it a mistake to turn down the 10 additional slots that were offered. How will this affect age group women and men? 

Visit TriEqual.com.

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This episode was sponsored by BSX Insight.

LACTATE THRESHOLD TRAINING: NO LONGER LIMITED TO THE PROS.

It’s all about knowing your limits - when to push those limits and when to pull back, so that ultimately you can break them. Lactate threshold training is the science of measuring your limits over time, then continually adjusting intensities so that you’re always training at the optimal level. Which moves your body’s threshold higher and higher over time, until you surpass previous limits - and break personal records.

This training method has been used by elite athletes, Olympians and professional coaches for more than forty years. For the first time ever, it’s now achievable through a simple, wearable device.

Using LED lights to “look” into your muscle, BSXinsight analyzes your unique biosignals to identify both your lactate threshold and personalized training zones. It’s as accurate as previous blood-based measurements, and it uses the same technology that experts and clinics use – with the added benefits of being wearable, ANT+ compatible and immediately actionable. Finally, you’ll always know how your body is responding to training, from the inside out.

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:33pm CST

In this episode you will hear and feel what it's like to chase the dream of becoming an Olympian. Joe Maloy has sacrificed a lot over the years, but doesn't see it as sacrifice. It's a choice and one that he is excited about and 100% committed to.

Follow Joe on twitter.

Visit his website.

Read the blog post we referenced.

We also checked in with recently retired pro triathlete and coach, Brandon Marsh. We discuss our virtual training squad concept and the fundraiser for his wife Amy who is fighting cancer.  

Learn more about the fundraiser in the Woodlands, TX.

Check out our virtual training squad concept. 

This episode is sponsored by Athlete Path, the social network for athletes. Join the social network and follow Ben Hobbs and all of your other friends. Race directors: talk to Athlete Path about avoiding outrageous registration fees. Visit Athlete Path on the web and become a member.

Thank you to all of our generous patrons. To learn about becoming a patron and to hear the Joe Maloy bonus content, visit Patreon.com/trs. You don't want to miss Joe tell us about the false starters he races against and who we propose setting him up with. 

To recieve 2 free audiobooks from Audible.com visit trstriathlon.com/radio. You can also support the show by shopping on Amazon. Save the link as your Amazon bookmark and donate as you shop. Thanks!

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 11:33pm CST

We talked to Helle and her manager/fiance about the interesting dynamic of their relationship and Helle's fantastic race record. 

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To hear the bonus content please visit us on Patreon.

This show was sponsored by Huub Design and Falco Bikes.

 

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:08pm CST

Follow Ben Hoffman on twitter and visit his website.

This episode is sponsored by Huub Design. Buy things from them and use the promo code starky10 for huge savings.

To access the bonus content, visit Patreon and give just $1. The bonus content from this episode includes:

  •  A “too terrible for twitter” joke that Mark had second thoughts about, eventually calling TRS begging to have it deleted.
  • Ben tells us who he would punch in the face and why.
  • Ben gets real about the secret to his success in 2014. 

Visit the TRS Radio page and get 2 free audiobooks from audible.com. 

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 11:57pm CST

In this episode Ben interviews Richard Murray, the South African star of the WTS ITU circuit. Richard was the 8th ranked ITU athlete in the world last year and is gunning for gold in the Rio Olympics.

Follow Richard on twitter.

Visit Richard’s website and feel free to call him on his cell phone.

Prior to the interview Dark Mark and TRS discuss Challenge Dubai, the course cutting controversy, jokes too terrible for twitter and much more.

This episode is sponsored by Huub Design.

 

Bonus content for this episode includes a conversation about Ben running into Tucker Max at Costco in Austin over the weekend. Hilarity did not ensue. To support the show and get exclusive bonus content for just $1 per episode visit our Patreon site.

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 9:11pm CST

First, Ben talked with Lars Finanger about the penalties and subsequent new results at Challenge Dubai yesterdy. 

Then, Jim Gourley talks about his new book about UltraMan titled The Race Within.

Finally, Matt Fitzgerald talked about sevaral of his books including an in depth discusssion of Iron War. 

Bonus content: Matt Fitzgerald tells us about a threesome he had in New Orleans, Jim Gourley gives the dirt about Andrew Messick and then rants about ISIS. This and much more! Access it by donating $1 on Patreon.

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 1:41pm CST

Sponsored by Huub USA.

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To hear the bonus content become a patron on Patreon.

Thank you Always Curious for the artwork. Follow him on twitter.

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 7:46pm CST

In this episode TRS goes face to face with his nemesis at Lava Magazine. Then, he interviews the CEO of TriSports.com, a company he was recently very critical of regarding their "retailer of the year" award given by Triathlon Business International.

Support the show by becoming a Patreon

Visit Lava Magazine

Follow Brad Culp on twitter.

Visit trisports.com.

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Follow Seton Claggett on twitter.

Follow Dark Mark on twitter. 

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Direct download: TRS23.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 11:45pm CST

An entertaining recap of an amazing career that included olympic medals, an ITU World Championship and 2 Ironman wins. 

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Support the show by visiting our Patreon site.

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Sponsored by:

Torhans 

Huub Design

Direct download: TRS22.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 9:38pm CST

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 trisports.com 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?

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 11:58pm CST

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. 

 

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

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 CST

This is the first show with TRS's all new recording setup. TRS and Dark Mark discuss the new equiment and the Craig Alexander interview. Listener mail, news and Dark Mark's Too Terrible for Twitter. TRS does The Running Event (TRE) in Austin, TX as well as the FloTrack Beer Mile. TRS interviews Allen Lim of Skratch labs at TRE and Nick Symmonds hours before the beer mile. For the interview, TRS discusses the new $1 million race series in the Middle East and allegations of human rights violations in Bahrain. Following the interview TRS hosts a discussion with Craig Cramer and Eric Swanson regarding human rights, Bahrain and Challenge. 

Direct download: TRS18.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 1:10pm CST

After reviewing some news and events, TRS checks in with Lance Armstrong regarding his memories of Steve Hed. Then, TRS and Dark mark had a great conversation with Ironman Arizona champion Brent McMahon. What does it take to date a model? Was he screwed by Triathlon Canada in 2008? Should he have moved to long course triathlon sooner and can he win Kona in 2015? 

Direct download: TRS16.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 11:37pm CST

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 CST

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 CST

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 CST