Talk Story: Blazeman

Time for another edition of Talk Story with Bob Babbitt. I’m sharing some of my favorite stories that I’ve collected from my years in the wonderful world of endurance sports.This week I share the story of Jon Blais, Blazeman. Diagnosed with ALS May 2, 2005 at the age of 33, Jon Blais died May 27, 2007, at…

Camilla Pedersen

Camilla Pedersen played ice hockey with the boys in Denmark before eventually moving to swimming and then triathlon. Even though she didn’t get into the sport until she was 27, she had immediate success. After qualifying for the 2013 Ironman World Championship, Camilla had a horrific bike accident and ended up being in an induced…

Mark Allen: 1989

In 1989 Mark Allen had one of the greatest years in the history of the sport. He won the Nice Triathlon, an event he ended up winning 10 times, he won the Ironman World Championship for the very first time in a classic battle with six-time Ironman World Champion Dave Scott, and he won the…

Talk Story: The Promise

Time for another edition of Talk Story with Bob Babbitt. I’m sharing some of my favorite stories that I’ve collected from my years in the wonderful world of endurance sports.This week it’s the story of Dustin and Michelle and a Promise. “Michelle, in her typical sassy way, asked me what I was going to do when…