USA Triathlon Hall of Fame Inductees – Babbittville

Babbittville salutes the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame Inductees   COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Olympic bronze medalist Susan Williams, IRONMAN World Champion Tim DeBoom, multisport contributor Dan Empfield, age-group multisport stars Bill Bell and Karen McKeachie and paratriathlete pioneer Carlos Moleda were today announced as the seventh induction class of the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame.…

A Look Back at 2014 – Babbittville

2014 was a very special year in the wonderful world of endurance sports. When I look back at the year that was, there are three moments – and people – that stick out more than the others.   [dropcap style=”round”]1[/dropcap]  At the very top of my list is Australian John Maclean who was the first paralyzed athlete…

A Real Keeper – Babbittville

The date was April 4, 2004. Camp Taji is located 30 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq.  Army Major Anthony Smith, a former scholarship athlete at Alcorn State University in Lorman, Miss. in football, basketball and track, was part of the 1st Calvary Division, 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. “We were a special operations group that…

Face Off in Vegas! – Babbittville

    The email showed up the other day. Interbike, for their 2013-2014 Interbike Awards, was letting me know that I had been nominated for the 2013-2014 Triathlon Industry Leader of the Year. The nominees – Dan Empfield, myself and HOKA, the shoe brand, had all “demonstrated leadership and vision in driving the sport of…

Remembering Jim MacLaren – Babbittville

Jim MacLaren – at one time the world’s fastest amputee triathlete – passed away on August 31, 2010 at the age of 47. His life was short but amazingly impactful. The Challenged Athletes Foundation is Jimmy’s legacy. I‘m proud to say that, through the athletes we help every day, his impact will live on forever.…