Lord of the Lava

From Competitor Magazine, November 1987 by Bob Babbitt   Ironman Commandment Number One: Thou shalt never take thine eyes off the road.   It was mere seconds since the end of the swim. Dave Scott was looking down, trying to get the bike shoe on his right foot to stay on the pedal. Mark Allen,…

Scott Tinley and the 1985 Ironman

  Every time I look at this one particular image, it makes me laugh. Technology, money, media, and the masses were coming fast, but the classic image of Cowman on the bike wearing his miniature cow horns in the same frame as the eventual champion never gets old. Even 33 years later, it continues to…

2017 Year in Review

As I look back, 2017 was an awesome year, filled with tons of great memories…. I was able to race 35 times, and loved chatting with all my racing buddies at what I like to call, “a catered workout.”                       35 races means a lot…

2017 Kona To Boston – Babbittville

2017 Ironman World Championship Boston Marathon Qualifiers   From our friends at SportStats…. There were 135 Ironman World Championship finishers who ran qualifying times for the Boston Marathon on October 14th. Which means they are the chosen few who, after someone tells them they qualifed for Boston in Chicago or New York and then asks…

Chrissie Wellington’s Final Kona – Babbittville

It was the toughest call she had ever had to make…. Three-time Ironman defending champion, Chrissie Wellington, was forced drop out the morning of the 2010 race with a viral infection. With Wellington not in the race, Australia’s Mirinda Carfrae won her first Ironman World Championship title. So when Wellington crashed hard during a group…

Countdown to Kona 2017: Part 4 – Babbittville

Welcome to Part 4 of our 3rd annual Babbittville Countdown to Kona!    This year we are featuring 50 of our favorite Ironman sound bites from our Babbittville interviews.    Follow along on our countdown each day on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!      Part 4 of the Kona Countdown:    20 #KonaCountdown 20 days Today’s…

Abby Arne – Babbittville

Just Like Abby   Meet Abby Arne…   Find out more about the Angel City Games here.        Find out more about The Challenged Athletes Foundation here, and the San Diego Triathlon Challenge here.        Sponsors Subscribe to Newsletter Subscribe to Babbittville SwimRun San Juan Islands Toughman Velofix ATV Swim Spas Links…