As part of our of 2020 Breakfast with Bob: Stay Home Edition, we had the honor and pleasure of interviewing some of the amazing legends of triathlon….from multiple Ironman World Championships wins, to Olympic medals, and short-course legends.
The three-time Ironman World Champion joined us for an awesome look back at his amazing career. And the best part? The guy is still racing and winning!
Normann Stadler is a two-time Ironman World Champion and always a spectacular interview!
Lisa Bentley exemplifies how to overcome obstacles and become one of the very best in the world. Someone dealing with cystic fibrosis is not supposed to be winning Ironman races, but Lisa made a career out of proving the doubters wrong!
Michellie Jones has to be considered one of the most versatile triathletes in history. Who else has won an Olympic Silver Medal, an Ironman World Championship Gold Medal, an XTERRA World Championship Gold Medal and a Paralympic Gold Medal? The answer is easy: No one!
Mark Allen and Karen Smyers
Mark Allen and Karen Smyers both won the 1995 Ironman World Championship. What an awesome treat to get to chat with both of these world champions.
Spencer Smith from the UK had a great career. His long-time rivalry with Simon Lessing was epic!
Twenty years ago Canada’s Simon Whitfield won the first-ever Olympic Gold Medal in the sport of triathlon. He took some time to chat about his Hall of Fame career and to chat about his life twenty years after making history.
Cam Brown and Rod Dixon
Two Kiwi Legends…one awesome conversation. Getting to chat with twelve-time Ironman New Zealand Champion Cam Brown along with the 1972 1,500 meter Olympic Bronze Medalist and the winner of the 1983 New York City Marathon – Rod Dixon, was pretty damn amazing.
Australia’s Greg Welch won the 1994 Ironman World Championship, finished second in 1991, and took third in both 1989 and 1996. But his 11th place finish in 1999, despite the fact that he was having major heart Issues throughout the day, is simply unbelievable
It all started with him quitting a good paying job as an accountant. When Chris McCormack told his boss he was leaving to pursue a career as a professional triathlete, his boss laughed. This triathlon thing turned out pretty well for the man they call Macca.
Erin Baker and Scott Molina
Erin Baker and Scott Molina are two of the most decorated triathletes of all time and in 2018 they were inducted into the Ironman Hall of Fame together. In this wide-ranging chat we go through their awesome careers.
I was thinking the other day about great comebacks in Ironman history. Kathleen McCartney’s comeback in February 1982 to catch Julie Moss right before the finish on Ali’i Drive, Dave Scott running down Mark Allen in 1984, Mirinda Carfrae catching Daniela Ryf in 2014, and Mark Allen running down Thomas Hellriegel in 1995 are a few that come to mind. But did you realize that after coming up short to Mark Allen in 1989, Dave Scott didn’t get back to the start line in Kona until 1994 and when he did he finished second after five years away? Now that’s a comeback!!
Pete Jacobs did his first Ironman when he was 20 years old, took second at the Ironman World Championship in 2011, and won the most important race in the sport in 2012. During his career he did 35 Iron-distance races which helped him learn a ton about dealing with fatigue, training, and nutrition, which he now passes on to the athletes he coaches.
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