Taz the Wonder Dog – Babbittville

From the Never a Bad Day archives, a classic story about the unbreakable bond between Danelle Ballengee and Taz the Wonder Dog.   What do you do now, Danelle? That had to be the question rampaging through her mind. Forget winning the Eco Challenge and Primal Quest multi-day adventure races, climbing all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000…

Pete Jacobs – Babbittville

Pete Jacobs won the 2012 Ironman Triathlon World Championship and would like nothing better than to go back to Kona on October 10th and get win number two. We chatted about his struggles to stay healthy over the past few years, his wide ranging discussions with top marathoner Ryan Hall, and how his training is…

Matt Dixon – Babbittville

Matt Dixon is the main man behind Purple Patch Fitness and works with top pros Meredith Kessler, Jesse Thomas, and Tim Reed, as well as Ironman hopeful, actor Sean Astin. Matt’s insight into the athletes he works with plus what he learned from his swimming and professional triathlon career make this a fascinating interview.  …

Sharron Ackles – Babbittville

Sharron Ackles was the race director for the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Hawaii from 1992 to 2002. I received this letter from Gerry Rott, race director for the Lavaman Triathlons, and a close friend of Sharron’s and Sharron’s family.  August 22, 2015 Aloha Dear Friends of Joe & Sharron Ackles, As you may or…

Robbie Maddison – Babbittville

Robbie Maddison is a Freestyle Motocross legend who trains on the road bike and mountain bike, has a background as an endurance athlete, and recently rode waves in Tahiti…on his motorcycle! Check out the amazing video that has had over 60 million views on YouTube, Facebook, and through Robbie’s sponsors and supporters. He is this…

Alban Lakata – Babbittville

Austrian Alban Lakata was a two-time Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race champion (2012 & 2013) and the course record holder (6:04:01). In our pre-race Breakfast with Bob chat, Alban said he thought he was ready to take the course record down under 6:00. He is definitely a man of his word!  Although…

Sarah True – Babbittville

Sarah True just qualified for her second U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team in Rio by finishing fourth in the test race. During our conversation Sarah shared what she learned from the injury that laid her up for nearly a year back in 2010 and from finishing in fourth place only ten seconds off the podium at…

Ben True – Babbittville

Ben True is not only married to a two-time Olympic qualifier in triathlon, Sarah True, growing up he was sort of the Bo Jackson of endurance sports, a high-level athlete in both cross country skiing and running. Ben decided to hang up his running shoes and go full-time into skiing after reaching a major running…

Evan Jager – Babbittville

It was the ultimate good news/ bad news scenario. U.S. steeplechaser Evan Jager was in Paris about to win the steeple at the Diamond League event. The good news? He set a new American record with his 8:00.45. The bad news? He tumbled over the very last hurdle and ended up in second. The 2012…