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

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.

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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.  

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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 You don't want to miss Joe tell us about the false starters he races against and who we propose setting him up with. 

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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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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. 

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

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.

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

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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 CDT

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

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

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

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 11:45pm CDT

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

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Category:triathlon -- posted at: 9:38pm CDT

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

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

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

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

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


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