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…

Paul Huddle: SUPERSEAL Triathlon

Paul Huddle is my former radio co-host and one of my all-time favorite people on the planet. The topic this week? The SUPERSEAL and Seal Sprint Triathlons coming up on Sunday March 17th in Coronado. More info and register here.       Sponsors Subscribe to Newsletter Subscribe to Babbittville We Are Triathletes Toughman Velofix…

Talk Story: Never Give Up

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 Anthony Smith: Never Give Up Army Major Anthony Smith, a former scholarship athlete at Alcorn State University in football, basketball and track,…

Tim Reed

Tim Reed had a career year in 2016 when he won both Ironman Australia and the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. This past July, though, he and his family faced some of their most challenging moments when his newborn son Edgar faced major issues. We chat about how Tim draws strength from these experiences, and how…

Kikkan Randall

Kikkan Randall is one of the best American cross-country skiers in history, having made five straight Olympic teams and winning America’s first-ever gold medal in cross-country skiing at the Winter Olympics in 2018. As fiercely as Kikkan tackled goals in the sports realm, she is now also doing so in her fight against cancer after a…