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.

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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.

 

Please support our sponsors:

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.

Visit TrainerRoad.com/TRS to try TrainerRoad risk-free for 30 days.

 

BONUS CONTENT:

To hear the other 22 minutes of the Thomas Gerlach interview, become a patreon at patreon.com/trs.

Direct download: TRS55.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 5:27pm CDT
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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"

Links:

Follow Jan on twitter.

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 $$$.

 

Direct download: TRS54.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 2:47pm CDT

Links:

Follow Sarah on twitter.

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 CDT

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 CDT

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.”

Direct download: TRS51.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 6:36pm CDT

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.

Direct download: Rich_Allen.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 3:03pm CDT

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. 

Follow Sebastian on twitter.

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.

Direct download: TRS48.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:38pm CDT

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.

Direct download: TRS47.mp3
Category:triathlon -- posted at: 10:16pm CDT

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 CDT

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. 

Follow Leanda on twitter.

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