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.
Daniela Ryf – 1st Place, and a record 5th 70.3 World Championship
Daniela is simply the greatest triathlete on the planet at the moment with an unprecedented four Ironman 70.3 World Championship titles to go along with her four Ironman World Championship titles.
Holly Lawrence – 2nd Place
While racing the Oceanside 70.3 in 2018, Holly actually took second place with what was diagnosed as a fractured ankle. She was out for eight months, but the 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Champion is back and ready to add to her collection of great races.
Lucy Charles-Barclay – 5th Place
Every year the premiere swimmer in our sport, Lucy Charles-Barclay, just keeps getting stronger and, at the 2019 Challenge Roth, she not only won the race, but she broke 3:00 hours for an Iron Distance marathon for the very first time.
Ellie has been into triathlon since she was 11 years old and turned pro at 17. In 2013 she was thinking of retiring from the sport but Coach Siri Lindley helped her re-ignite her love for the sport. She has been training in Nice and is ready to have a great race!
How often have you seen a photo finish in the sport of triathlon? Hardly ever, right? Well imagine being part of a photo finish where one triathlete wins Gold and one wins Silver. That’s exactly what happened to Lisa Norden at the 2012 Olympics. Lisa shared some insight and background into that historic moment.
Sam is a young man with a ton of talent who is coached by 2000 Olympian Ryan Bolton. He won both 70.3 Victoria and 70.3 Chattanooga this summer and took fifth at St. George 70.3. Sam’s ready to leave his mark on the 70.3 world championships.
Lauren Parker – ITU Paratriathlon World Champion
Lauren Parker joined us at our Challenged Athletes Foundation San Diego Triathlon Challenge in October of 2017 after being paralyzed in April of that year while training for her first Ironman as a pro. After being introduced to CAF, she received a handcycle from CAF and in April of 2018, less than a year after being paralyzed, she took home the bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games Paratriathlon. This past weekend, she continued on her path to the 2020 Paralympic Paratriathlon in Tokyo by winning the Gold Medal in Lausanne, Switzerland at the ITU World Championship. How important is sport in helping people get back in the game of life after tragedy? Just ask Lauren Parker!
Mark Allen – 10-Time Nice Triathlon Champion
The man known as ‘The Grip’ won the first-ever Nice Triathlon way back in 1982, won the first-ever ITU World Championship event in Avignon, France in 1989, and has a record ten Nice wins to his credit. As much as his legacy is tied to his six Ironman World Championship titles, Mark Allen had even more success in France!
Diana Bertsch – Senior Vice President of World Championship Events and Ironman World Championship Race Director
Besides putting on the most important race in triathlon, The Ironman World Championship, Diana Bertsch is also tasked with everything that goes into creating the two-day Ironman 70.3 World Championships. What makes that task so daunting? The event moves to a new location every single year! Diana joined us to talk about the challenges and rewards of guiding the Ironman World Championships.