A Look Back at 2014 – Babbittville

2014 was a very special year in the wonderful world of endurance sports. When I look back at the year that was, there are three moments – and people – that stick out more than the others.   [dropcap style=”round”]1[/dropcap]  At the very top of my list is Australian John Maclean who was the first paralyzed athlete…

Tim DeBoom – Babbittville

Tim DeBoom is the last American to win the Ironman World Championship, which he did in both 2001 and 2002. We chatted about both training with and racing against Peter Reid, running down Chris McCormack at the 2002 race in Kona, and the uncertainty surrounding the 2001 race since it was only a month after…

Molly Huddle – Babbittville

Molly Huddle was a one person cross country team her senior year in high school with her dad as her coach. She went undefeated, set 12 course records, and took fourth at the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championship. In 2014 she had a huge year, breaking her own national record at 5,000 meters and…

Diana Bertsch – Babbittville

Diana Bertsch is the long-time race director for the Ironman World Championship and the Vice President of Ironman’s World Championship events. What is it like to oversee the most important event in endurance sports? You can feel Diana’s passion for the event, the brand, the volunteers, and the Big Island come right through the phone…

Jim Vance – Babbittville

USA Triathlon just committed $2.6 million dollars to support NCAA colleges looking to create triathlon programs for women at their schools. Coach Jim Vance came on to chat about that, his Formula Endurance Program, and the growth of junior triathlon programs around the country.   Subscribe to Babbittville Radio on iTunes     Sponsors Subscribe to Newsletter…

Tim Reed – Babbittville

He grew up in Australia as a basketball and rugby player. But Tim Reed eventually realized that his body type and work ethic made endurance sports a much better fit for him.  As an age grouper, he made it to the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii and completed the 112 mile ride on a borrowed…

Breakfast from Bahrain Highlights – Babbittville

Here are a few of my favorite interviews from our Breakfast from Bahrain show from the inaugural Challenge Bahrain. You can watch all the pre-race and post-race videos on our Babbittville YouTube Channel. Germany’s Michael Raelert was the very best in the world at the Ironman 70.3 distance after winning the world title twice. But over…

Shane Niemeyer – Babbittville

Shane Niemeyer was a heroin addict and had been arrested 25 times. While in prison,  he attempted to hang himself and failed. From that point on his life changed forever, and triathlon and the Ironman played a huge role. His story is unbelievable! Sponsors Subscribe to Newsletter Subscribe to Babbittville Babbittville On YouTube Toughman Velofix…