Valerie Silk – Babbittville

Valerie Silk was never an athlete and couldn’t understand why her husband at the time wanted to connect their business, the Nautilus Fitness Center, to an obscure event that only had 15 people entered. The year was 1978, the event was called the Ironman, and Valerie Silk was the person who would guide what would…

Classics: Frank Shorter – Babbittville

From our Classics Interview Series: Frank Shorter A lot of people may not remember that the Olympic Gold and Silver medalist in the marathon, Frank Shorter, was also an accomplished duathlete and ended up beating John Howard in the Desert Princess Run/Bike/Run back in 1988. Frank came on to chat about the value of cross training.   Subscribe…

Rich Izzo – Babbittville

Rich Izzo is the main man behind the TOUGHMAN Triathlon Series and TOUGHkid triathlons. He has created a great brand that is definitely on a roll. Visit their website at ToughmanTri.com.   Subscribe to Babbittville Radio on iTunes   Sponsors Subscribe to Newsletter Subscribe to Babbittville Babbittville On YouTube Toughman Velofix ATV Swim Spas Links Babbittville…

Clayton Treska – Babbittville

Clayton Treska was a 290 pound Marine when he was first diagnosed with testicular cancer. After getting a clean bill of health, he started training for triathlon before persistent back pain turned out to be a reoccurrence of his cancer, but this time the diagnosis was much worse: terminal. His journey from there to the…

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…