Upcoming Podcasts with Gwen Jorgenson, Anthony Sullivan, and more! – Babbittville

In the most recent editions of Babbittville Radio – your host Bob Babbitt, sat down with the reigning gold medalist in Olympic Triathlon, and some colorful characters in the world of endurance sports.  Check out the bios of Bob’s 4 upcoming interviews below. Gwen Jorgenson – (source – www.gwenjorgenson.com)    Hometown: Waukesha, Wis. Resides: St Paul, MN College: University of…

February 18, 1978 – Babbittville

For February 18th, the anniversary of the first Ironman in 1978, we take a look back at the beginning of an event that started on the island of Oahu, and has since grown into a global phenomenon. Clockwise: A scene from the bike course of the original Ironman on Oahu. The founders: John and Judy Collins,…

Davis Phinney – Babbittville

When I looked to write a piece about the 1984 Olympic Road Race where Davis was the favorite, I interviewed both Davis and fellow American Alexi Grewal, who ended up winning the Gold that day. It’s rare when you interview two athletes about the same race and end up with both athletes remembering the details…

Fuel for the Fire – Babbittville

It is early January 2011. Three-time U.S. Olympic triathlete Hunter Kemper should be training or helping his wife, Valerie, with their three boys. But instead, he is lying motionless with an intravenous PICC line in his arm and, for the second time that day, he’ll be alone with his thoughts – and doubts – for…

Changing Everything – Babbittville

I wrote Changing Everything for my editorial in the May/June issue of RACEPLACE Magazine. I’ve received so many comments from readers, that I decided to republish it here. I knew I had definitely gained some weight over the past 30 years, but in my mind the solution was simple. All I had to do was start training for a…