Breakfast with Bob: Nice, France Edition
Filmed on location at Le Siecle Restaurant at Hotel West End on the Promenade des Anglais at the world championships in Nice. Brought to you by Velofix, Polar, UCAN, Active.com, and Premium Plus Sports Travel.
Rudy von Berg- 3rd Place
Rudy burst onto the triathlon scene when he won the legendary 2017 Wildflower Triathlon. How long has he been connected to triathlon? Back in 1998, when he was all of five years old, he remembers watching his father race the Ironman World Championship.
Emma Pallant – 9th Place
Emma ran through grammar school and high school and has personal bests of 4:09 for 1500, 15:35 for 5K and 33:33 for 10K. Her hope was to make the UK team in the 1500 but she missed out on the team in both 2008 and 2012. Watching the Olympic Triathlon in London in 2012 led to her giving the sport a try. In 2017 in Chattanooga she had a breakthrough race when she took home the silver medal from the Ironman 70.3 World Championship.
Kaisa Sali – 12th Place
This is Kaisa’s last year racing as a professional triathlete, and she will be retiring after Kona. She did her first 180K bike ride on a small pink mountain bike when she was 12 years old. Her goal was to be an Ironman pretty much her entire life and in 2017 she took fifth in Kona and followed that up with a seventh place finish last October.
Andrew Starykowicz – 13th Place
Triathlon is a very special and unique sport. And there is no one more unique-and special- than Andrew Starykowicz. Andrew is joined in Nice by his mom, Sue, who is racing 70.3 World’s as well!
Paula Findlay and Eric Lagerstrom – 13th Place and 19th Place
Eric was a hopeful for the US Olympic Triathlon Team in 2016 and won both Escape from Alcatraz and Beijing International. Paula got into triathlon at the age of 15 and had immediate success as a junior. On the ITU circuit, in 2011, the Canadian won the first three events of the season. After having a disappointing performance at the 2012 Olympics she dealt with a hip injury for three years. Winning the 2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George was a huge win for her.
This might be Carrie’s greatest season with wins at Ironman Nice and Ironman Mont Tremblant plus a second place finish to the great Daniela Ryf at the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon. Carrie loves tough and hilly courses and Nice is absolutely perfect for her!
Cyril found the sport of triathlon when he was 12 years old and never looked back. He was working as a school teacher and split time between racing triathlons and work until 2013 when he became a full time pro. He was hit by a car while cycling in 2014 and both of his legs were broken. That same year he ended up finishing fifth at the Ironman World Championship, the highest finish ever for a French triathlete.
In his first attempt in Kona in 2018, Andi took 13th place. This summer he won one of Germany’s epic races when he went sub-eight hours on a very hot day- 7:59:02- and won Challenge Roth.
Paul has been an announcer for over 30 years after starting out as a DJ at a radio station in Cape Town, South Africa at the age of 20. He is a two-time Ironman finisher and has been an announcer at Ironman events all over the world. His passion for the sport is infectious!
The six–time Ironman World Champion joined us to give his take on the 70.3 world championships.
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