February 18, 1978 – Babbittville

For February 18th, the anniversary of the first Ironman in 1978, we take a look back at the beginning of an event that started on the island of Oahu, and has since grown into a global phenomenon.   Clockwise: A scene from the bike course of the original Ironman on Oahu. The founders: John and Judy…

Summer Cook – Babbittville

Summer Cook’s journey to triathlon is a wild one to say the least.  She went from swimming at Villanova, to running at Villanova, to becoming part of USA Triathlon’s collegiate recruitment program, to winning her first WTS race in Edmonton this past September.   Subscribe to Babbittville Radio on iTunes   Sponsors Subscribe to Newsletter…

Mike Reilly – Babbittville

Mike Reilly has called over 330,000 people across Ironman finish lines around the world since 1989. Ironman New Zealand, in March will be his 160th Ironman event behind the microphone. He is special and his enthusiasm for our athletes and the Ironman is contagious. He is the voice…. The Voice of Ironman!   Subscribe to…

Dominique Piche: Mont Tremblant – Babbittville

What makes Mont-Tremblant one of the world’s best triathlon venues? A few minutes checking out the passion of race director Dominique Piche will help tell you why. Subscribe to Babbittville Radio on iTunes   Sponsors Subscribe to Newsletter Subscribe to Babbittville Babbittville On YouTube Toughman Velofix ATV Swim Spas Links Babbittville Radio on iTunes Babbitt Media…

Rick Simpson – Babbittville

Rick Simpson has been the swim coach at Villanova for 17 years, a three-time Big East coach of the year, and a two-time Ironman finisher. When one of his swimmers, Summer Cook, expressed interest in also running at Villanova, he encouraged her to do just that. Next up was triathlon and Summer Cook is now…

Sam Renouf: Active Network – Babbittville

Sam Renouf from the Active Network joined me to chat about the growth of endurance sports worldwide and how Active works with event directors and participants to enhance the race day experience and beyond.   Subscribe to Babbittville Radio on iTunes   Sponsors Subscribe to Newsletter Subscribe to Babbittville Babbittville On YouTube Toughman Velofix ATV…