Talk Story: One Arm Willie Stewart

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 a story about One Arm Willie Stewart, and a memorable experience at the New York City Marathon. “I’m staggering along and all…

Brenda Martinez

It’s great that Brenda Martinez has a World Championship silver medal in 800 meters from 2013 in Moscow and was a 2016 Olympian at 1500 meters. But the real measure of this amazing woman is what she does to help young girls through the girls camps she created back in 2013. Giving back is incredibly…

Daniel Romanchuk

Daniel Romanchuk is 20 years old and just became the youngest racing chair Boston Marathon champion and the first American champion in that division since the great Jim Knaub won his fifth title there way back in 1993. What did Daniel do to back up that performance? Win the London Marathon two weeks later.  …

Heather Jackson

Heather Jackson is one of our all-time favorite guests.The four-time Wildflower champion will be headlining the field at the Herbalife24 Triathlon LA on Sunday June 2nd. To register go to herbalife24tri.la         Sponsors Subscribe to Newsletter Subscribe to Babbittville UCAN Toughman Velofix Polar Links Babbittville Radio on Apple Podcasts Babbitt Media Group…

John McAvoy

John McAvoy was serving a double life sentence in a high security prison in England for armed robbery when he saw a TV news piece on a close friend and fellow criminal who had just been killed in the Netherlands during a police chase. At that point he found sport and turned his life around.…

Talk Story: Jim MacLaren

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 a story that I wrote in 2005 about Jim MacLaren. I called it Unbreakable Spirit, and it appeared in my book Never…

Hunter Woodhall: 2019

Hunter Woodhall is the first double below knee amputee to receive an NCAA Division 1 track and field scholarship and the 2016 Paralympic silver and bronze medalist had a great freshman season at Arkansas. But his biggest impact is on the amputee kids who are looking to follow in his footsteps.       Sponsors…

Becky Wade

She ran the steeplechase and made it to the Olympic Trials in both 2012 and 2016. She won her first marathon in 2:30:41. When Becky Wade earned the Watson Fellowship, she traveled and ran in 22 countries in 12 months, went through 11 pairs of running shoes and ran 3,504 miles! Becky is gearing up…