Temptation Island

My feature on Tim DeBoom’s 2001 Ironman World Championship for our December, 2001 issue of Competitor Magazine     Tim DeBoom needs it. Badly. Sure, he’s happy for his friend Peter Reid. But fair is fair. He has waited in the shadows long enough. His year, his life, and his career are wrapped around this…

Remembering Mike Plant

I was a PE teacher at a small private school in San Diego when I first met Mike Plant, the creator and founder of Running News which later became Running and Triathlon News. When I mentioned to him in the early 1980’s that I was putting on an Ironkids Triathlon at our school and that…

The Big Four

Triathlon’s Big Four: Dave Scott, Scott Molina, Mark Allen, and Scott Tinley For our October, 1987 issue of Competitor Magazine we featured the four triathletes who dominated triathlon’s grand era of the 80’s, particularly the showcase races in the Fall. Between the the four of them, they had won seven Ironman World Championships, five Nice…

Top Nine 2018

Thank you to all our great Babbittville on Instagram friends for helping make 2018 so great. As we look back over our Top Nine Instagram posts, we reflect on some awesome highlights from the year….   9. Mark Allen and Greg Welch at the 1991 Ironman     View this post on Instagram   #FlashbackFriday…