TRS Radio
This 60-90 minute "live-to-tape" podcast features funny and candid interviews, comedy and the occasional angry rant. Ben Hobbs and co-host/writer/producer Dark Mark, regularly challenge the establishment as they examine the news and controversy of the week with wit, humor and irreverence. You can support the show by visiting patreon.com/trs.

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.

Follow Mark on twitter and visit his Mark Allen Coaching website

Learn more about Fit Soul Fit Body and Tri FAQ.

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We love TorHans. Follow them on twitter.

BONUS CONTENT:

To get all of the KONA 2015 interviews as soon as we record them this week, become a patron. You can hear the Lew Hollander interview now!

Direct download: TRS59.mp3
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Follow Tim Van Berkel, Sam Appleton and Jeff Symonds on twitter. 

Check out our friends at Huub Design. Give them a follow on twitter.

These interviews were recorded at the TorHans house. Follow them on twitter.

To get all of the KONA 2015 interviews as soon as we record them this week, become a patron

Direct download: TRS58.mp3
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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. 

Links:

Follow Matt Chrabot on twitter

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

Tommy Zaferes, Dark Mark and I recorded a segment of "Joke Me Off" that was so offensive, I didn't feel comfortable publishing it. It's available to patrons only. To support the show and hear bonus content, become a patreon at patreon.com/trs

Got merch? Check out the new hats and tees shipping Oct 5. 

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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. 

Follow Barrie on twitter and check out Personal Best Coaching.

Links:

Check out the ultimate triathlon bag: Story38 Alliance.

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

To support the show and hear bonus content, become a patreon at patreon.com/trs.

Check out the new hats and tees shipping Oct 5. 

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.

 

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 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"

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 CST

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 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.”

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

First Ben and Mark discuss Ben's upcoming trip to Boulder and the upcoming Ironman 70.3 World Championship. Next, Timothy O'Donnell talked to Ben about the formation of the Pro Triathlon Union and their plans moving forward. In the last segment, Ben interviews Joe Skipper who took 2nd at Ironman Texas, a regional championship with an extremely competitive field. Does he have what it takes to go Top 10 at Kona?

Sponsors and special offers:

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.”

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.

Direct download: TRS49.mp3
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