Paula Newby-Fraser – Babbittville

Paula Newby-Fraser is known as the Queen of Kona, and rightfully so. From 1985-1996 she won the Ironman World Championship eight times, took second once, third twice, and fourth once. We call that domination! Paula came on to chat about her first triathlon and Ironman experience, her long time rivalry with New Zealand’s Erin Baker,…

Paul Huddle – Babbittville

My long-time radio co-host Paul Huddle was finally back in San Diego after spending the past number of months working for Ironman in Europe. During this segment I interview Paul about the growth of the sport of triathlon in Europe, his background as a pro – he took sixth, seventh, and seventh in Kona –…

Apolo Ohno – Babbittville

Breakfast from Kona Interviews: Apolo Ohno 8-time Olympic medalist Apolo Ohno completed the Ironman Triathlon World Championship on October 11th. He came on Breakfast from Kona a few days before the race to talk to us about his training and how he has transformed himself from a short track skater to an endurance athlete.   Sponsors Subscribe to…

Groundbreakers – Babbittville

Watching the great Mo’ne Davis throwing heat against the boys in the Little League World Series yesterday made me think back to women who have broken barriers in our sports. This photo from Peter Read Miller is from the start of the second-ever Ironman Triathlon on Sans Souci Beach on Oahu in February of 1979.…