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This 60-90 minute "live-to-tape" podcast features funny and candid interviews, comedy bits and the occasional angry rant. TRS Radio is hosted by Ben Hobbs, Publisher of TRStriathlon.com, the #1 website for truth-seeking triathletes and fans of pro triathlon racing. Ben and co-host, Dark Mark, regularly challenge the establishment as they examine the news and controversy of the week with wit, humor and irreverence. Dark Mark is a legendary joke writer, humorist and proponent of the mustache. Plea...



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Nov 13, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode Mark and Ben talk to the namesake of all things TRS, Mr. Andrew Starykowicz who is fast enough to be called champion. We discussed his amazing comeback, his victory at Ironman Wisconsin and we played a game called "Hot Takes".  Interested in joining our age group team? Visit the TRS Racing -Baucco Squad website.  Sponsors: To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake and/or the amazing Omni bike, visit tririg.com/hobbs. Follow Challenge Aruba on twitter. Check out the...
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Oct 27, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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Aruba was a gong show. Join in on conversations with Aaron Webstey, Dark Mark, Doug MacLean, Brad Williams and AJ Baucco.  Then join the Ben and Ben show, where Ben Hobbs talks with Ben Kanute about nothing among other things. They broke down his 2nd place at Ironman 70.3 Worlds, Olympic dreams versus 70.3 success, and they debated seduction techniques.  Interested in joining our age group team? Visit the TRS Racing -Baucco Squad website.  Sponsors: To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake...
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Sep 9, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode Ben interviews two Olympians. First, he spoke with American running legend, Ryan Hall, about bulking up, blocking wind, punching faces and more. Next up Will Clarke discussed his passion for the beer mile, getting crazy at University and becoming "Bill." Sponsors: To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake and/or the amazing Omni bike, visit tririg.com/hobbs. Follow Challenge Aruba on twitter. Check out the website and join us for the race on October 22nd. To enter the...
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Sep 8, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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These interviews were recorded face-to-face in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada during the ITU Multisport Festival. First, Ben and Mark talked to the most interesting woman in triathlon, Rachel McBride. They discussed music, fire twirling, sexual health, minimalism and they even touched on triathlon!  Next, Ben and Mark talked with friend of the show and Penticton local legend, Jeff Symonds. He has a new love interest and he's still getting ugly.  Sponsors: To receive 10% off of TriRig...
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Aug 29, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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These interviews were recorded face-to-face in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada during the ITU Multisport Festival. In the first segment, Ben and Mark spoke with Lionel Sanders for the 5th time on this podcast. They broke down his first place finish and what it means to win a Long Distance World Championship on Canadian soil.  In the second segment, Ben and Mark chatted with the 2nd place woman, Helle Frederiksen, the day before the ITU long distance world championship. She talked about...
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Jul 31, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode Ben hosts a listener edition of "joke me off" featuring Pescado Pelado and Anonymous Will. It will be either the most terrible or most amazing thing you have ever heard.  Next, Ben interviewed the 70.3 phenom from Australia, Sam Appleton. They discussed his life and career and how often he talks to his mum on the phone.  Sponsors: To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake and/or the amazing Omni bike, visit tririg.com/hobbs. Follow Challenge Aruba on twitter. Check...
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Jul 20, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode Ben talks to Dark Mark and Emily Cocks about recent races in Roth and Frankfurt, course cutting, outside assisting, and other triathlon related total b******t.  Next, Ben talks with long course triathlon's latest star, Lucy Charles. She's gone from marathon swimmer and national swimming champ in the UK to Age Group world champion to professional champion and Kona Qualifier. Hear this breakout performer's story here on TRS Radio. Sponsors: To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X...
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Jul 14, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode Ben talks with Dave "The Man" Scott about the Dave Scott Multisport Institute at the Four Seasons, new attitudes about nutrition, his career, athletes today, the state of the sport, and more.  Visit Dave's website and sign up for his newsletter.  Links: Read Road to Valor Ask The Man. Sponsors: Ruster Sports decided to offer 25% off orders of the "Real Woods" Armored Hen House. Use the Coupon Code: triruster.  To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake...
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Jun 13, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode, Ben catches up with AJ Baucco to discuss Eagleman 70.3, Challenge Aruba, and 2 instances of course cutting over the weekend.  Next, Ben spoke with the new Ironman World Record Holder for fastest time over the distance, Tim Don, about his new approach to the bike, the issue of lead motos, and zeroing in on Kona this year.  Bonus Content: If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a...
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Jun 11, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode Ben announces a new partnership with Challenge Aruba and then he chats with Aaron Webstey, Dark Mark and Emily Cocks (aka #DarkWebCocks)  about all of the recent news and controversy including but not limited to the Rapp-Dimond settlement, The Championship, lead motos, world records, relays, Creed and conference relaxation techniques.  Then, Ben interviewed Lionel Sanders. They discussed golf, racing, future plans and what motivates him. Hilarity ensued. Follow Lionel on...
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May 26, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode Ben talks to Canadian pro triathlete and professional model, Jenny Fletcher, about life, Airstreams, her career, future plans and more. Follow Jenny on Instagram, and twitter. Bonus Content: If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a glowing iTunes review.  Sponsors: To receive 10% off of TriRig Omega X brake and/or the amazing Omni bike, visit tririg.com/hobbs. Follow Castelli Triathlon on...
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May 15, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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First, Ben rants about the total lack of pro Ironman race coverage. Then, Ben hosts another edition of Joke Me Off starring Dark Mark and Tommy Zaferes. Follow Tommy on instagram and check out their tiny house on a recent television appearance. Finally, Ben talks to Jodie Robertson, the 2017 Ironman North American Regional Champion, aka the woman who won Ironman Texas. They discussed her endurance and teaching career, favorite songs to sing with children and plans to dominate the field in Kona...
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Apr 28, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode Ben talks to Emily Cocks and Dark Mark about Ironman Texas, the amazing comeback of Andrew Starykowitz, and the Rapp versus Dimond legal drama.  Next up, Ben Hobbs interviewed Ben Hoffman, the Ironman South Africa champ and reigning fastest American in Kona. They discussed golf, Airstreams, wedding crashers, Strava bullying and racing hungover among other triathlon related topics.  Bonus Content: If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a...
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Apr 16, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode Ben talks to Kiley Austin-Young, Brian Stover and Heath Dotson also known as Publius Valarius, Desert Dude and Ex-cyclist about their independent super-bike wind tunnel test scheduled for Tuesday April 18 at the A2 Windtunnel in North Carolina.  Please visit their GoFundMe page and consider contributing to this effort. Bonus Content: If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a...
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Apr 14, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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This episode was recorded face-to-face in Houston, TX. First, Ben talked with the 2 x Ironman Champion, Jocelyn McCauley and triathlon's greatest swim coach, Tim Floyd of Magnolia Masters and the new podcast, Coffee, Beer, Coaching and Dogs. Then, Ben interviewed Matt Hanson, the 2015 North America Region Ironman Champion.  Bonus Content: If you want to hear this and other bonus content, please consider becoming a patron. You can also support the show by leaving a...
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Apr 5, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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First, Ben is joined by Dark Mark, Aaron Webstey and Emily Cocks to discuss a big weekend of races. To wrap things up, Aaron faced off against Emily Cocks in a game show for no money and zero prizes. Tune in to see who won.  Next, Ben talked with Mauricio Mendez Cruz, a 21 year old phenom from Mexico City. He passed Timothy O'Donnell in the final mile to win Ironman 70.3 Texas this weekend and he is your reigning 2016 Xterra World Champion. They discussed many topics such as father-son...
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Mar 19, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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To start things off, Ben is joined by the ex-pro co-host of the Triathlon Preview Show, Emily Cocks. They discussed the weekend's race results, did some voice impressions and praised Chris McCormack regarding Super Leage Tri.  Next up Ben talked with Uli Fluhme, the anti-doping lobbyist and the founder of the uber-succesful cycling event company, GFNY. They talked about launching the Grand Fondo New York and busting PED using racers at his events. He then shared his view on the impact of...
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Mar 14, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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First, Ben and Dark Mark discuss grizzly bears, homicide investigations, text etiquette, the 20 minute 5k, verbal abuse and more.  Then, Ben interviews the very recently retired 31 year old Olympian, Joe Maloy. Joe is a world champion, an Escape from Alcatraz champion, an American Olympian and an all around great guy. In a shocking blog post he announced his retirement last week, and TRS got the exclusive interview you've all been waiting for. Why is he walking away from the sport? What is he...
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Mar 6, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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In this episide Ben talks with co-host of the Triathlon Preview Show, Emily Cocks about ITU Abu Dhabi, Ironman New Zeland and the kick-off to the pro race season. Then Ben and Dark Mark chat with Andrew Starykowics about his terrible bike accident, his planned comeback, health issues with his infant son, Donald Trump, thoughts about recent doping cases and much more. Patrons will also hear bonus content that involves his visit to the sperm bank, talking s**t with Macca and why he greatly...
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Feb 27, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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This was recorded on a Saturday night over many beers. Ben, Dark Mark and Aaron Webstey reminisced about the first 99 episodes, broke down workplace relaxation, and later made phony phone calls to members of the triathlon community.  Thank you all for the support. Here's to the next 100 episodes! If you want to be a real peach, please consider becoming a patron. You could also leave us a glowing iTunes review.  Sponsors: Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to...
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Feb 16, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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This episode features two tremendous interviews. The first is with Howard Jacobs, one of the world's leading athlete doping defense attorneys. He has represented high profile athletes like Floyd Landis, Maria Sharapova and Marion Jones. More recently, he represented both Lauren Barnett and Beth Gerdes in their Ostarine cases.  Ben also spoke with the reigning ITU World Triathlon Series Champion, Flora Duffy. Not only did she win a world championship in the ITU WTS in 2016, she also won a...
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Feb 10, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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First Ben talks about SARMageddon and a new development with WTC regarding the handling of this case. Then, Ben interviews the recently retired 11 time Ironman Champion, Mary Beth Ellis. They discussed her career, her proudest accomplishment, times she thinks she was an a*****e, differences and similarities between Brett Sutton and Siri Lindley and much more.  To learn more about Mary Beth's coaching services, visit this website.  Sponsors: Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit...
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Feb 4, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode Ben and Dark Mark discuss 2 positive tests for Ostarine, a banned anabolic PED, that resulted in suspensions for Beth Gerdes and Lauren Barnett. They also discussed Macca's new SuperLeague Tri Series and whether or not Ben will re-join society.  Next, Ben had a conversation with Brad Culp, the former Editor in Chief of Lava Magazine about the Triathlon Business International conference in Dallas.  Sponsors: Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to...
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Jan 10, 2017 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode, we begin with a dramatic reading of an actual race report. Then, Ben and Dark Mark review 2016, course cutting at Ironman Bahrain, the year end prize money totals for the sport and more. For the interview portion of the show, Ben talked with American Olympian, Ben Kanute, about his career, his love life, getting phished, plans for the future and a recent coaching change. Finally, we re-played an edited portion of the 2016 Kona Drinking Episode that had, until this moment,...
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Dec 10, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode Ben talks with Triathlon Magazine Canada's Claire Duncan about the story she broke involving an undisclosed male from British triathlon who tested positive for Clenbuterol, a PED banned by WADA. He also interviewed the new Ironman World Record holder for fastest time, Lionel Sanders. Finally, he checked in with the owner of the Toughman triathlon series, Richard Izzo, to discuss the business of race directing, the future of long course triathlon in North America and the...
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Nov 25, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode, Ben interviews Vicki Holland, the 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist. They discussed meeting the Queen, the possibility of a King Trump, out-sprinting her roommate for the bronze, plus life and romance in Leeds.  Sponsors: Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their website to learn more about custom kits for triathlon clubs.  Check out Huub Design on twitter and visit their website for more information about their fantastic line of products. Another great...
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Oct 28, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode Dark Mark introduces a new segment called "course cutters of the week". You don't want to miss it. Next, Ben gives a brief state of the union regarding all things TRS, including the spin-off of the TRS forum and new direction for the main website.  Finally, Ben interviews Colin Hackett an age-group athlete from Edmonton, Alberta. At one point Colin was 325 lbs and ashamed to take his shirt off by the pool. In the next 6 years, he completed 7 Ironman triathlons...
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Oct 21, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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First Ben and Dark Mark talk about Frodeno vs. Harry Wiltshire, controversy at the Kona Beer Mile, an IV infusion company at Ironman Village during Ironman 70.3 Arizona, and much much more.  You will then hear an interview with 3x Ironman World Champion, Craig Alexander recorded on September 25. The discussion took place in Ben's Airstream the morning after ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championship at Redman Tri in Oklahoma City.  Links: GoFundMe page for Andrew Starykowicz and family. ...
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Oct 6, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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This is probably the best interview in the history of TRS Radio. John Joseph is a punk rock singer from New York City, most famous for his work with the Cro-Mags in the 1980s. Joseph was raised in foster care and grew up on the streets of New York. In 1981, he saw the Ironman in television and 35 years later he's in Kona racing. Links: twitter and instagram.  website Meat is for Pussies Evolution of a Cro-Magnon Sponsors: How is your sock game? Pro Compression make the best compression...
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Oct 5, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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After recording this conversation, Lionel Sanders decided it should be reserved for patrons only because he didn't want to to drum up controversy before the Ironman World Championship. Today, he changed his mind. In this episode he addressed the 2015 Kona swim controversy, drafting at 70.3 worlds, haters, Slowtwitchers, and whether or not his performances are believable.  Sponsors: Use code BENTRS to save 10% on TorHans. Follow TorHans on twitter. INFINIT: Talk to the team of Nutritionists...
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Oct 4, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode Ben and AJ Baucco talk about forming the greatest alliance in the history of sports. To learn more about joining TRS Racing or the Baucco Squad, click here. Next up, Ben interviews Tim Don. They discussed Kona race tactics, who he would want to talk to during a race if allowed, TUEs and more.  Finally, Ben sits down with Linsey Corbin to discuss marrying the dish boy, Cupcakes with Cal controversy, embarrassing USADA stories and more. Patrons of TRS Radio will also hear an...
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Oct 3, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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This episode features the first runners up from the 2013 and 2014 Ironman World Championships. Both will enter this years race fresh and ready to go. First, Ben and Luke McKenzie talked about fatherhood, training with Crowie, organizing the Island House Triathlon and his approach to this year's race. Then Ben Hoffman talked about mental game, work ethic, professionalism and Airstreams (the Hoff just bought one of his own).  Sponsors: Castelli is giving away a Kona Custom Stealth Top every...
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Oct 2, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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First, Ben sat down with Hall of Famer, Bob Babbitt, near the pool at the King K Hotel for about 30 minutes. They talked about baseball announcer Vin Skully, preparing for dozens of interviews on Breakfast with Bob, and the most interesting stories of this championship week. Subscribe to the Babbittville YouTube channel and hear all of his interviews starting Monday.  In the second segment, Ben visited with the 2012 Ironman World Champion Leanda Cave and her significant other Diaa Nour to...
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Oct 1, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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Ben and Timothy O'Donnell hang out in Kona 9 days before the Ironman World Championship. They discussed life, the big race, the PTO's Collins Cup, TUEs, Mark Allen, lead motos and much more.  Sponsors: How is your sock game? Pro Compression make the best compression socks on the market. Use the code TRS for 40% off your next order. Click here and here to learn why Pro Compression is the best in the business.  Castelli is giving away a Kona Custom Stealth Top every day during Kona...
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Sep 26, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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After a few announcements, host Ben Hobbs talked to Ben Collins, pro triathlete and member of the USAT Board of Directors about a very important issue that every USAT member must hear about. This is absolutely a must listen segment. Then we go back to the Airstream in Oklahoma City for face-to-face interviews with Dr. Amanda Stevens and Davide Giardini. Both are among the best swimmers in the sport and they were a pleasure to interview.  This podcast was brought to you ad-free. Please,...
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Sep 23, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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The Airstream is in Oklahoma City for face-to-face interviews.  First, Ben and Mark talk with Michael Brown, race director of Challenge Penticton, the Great White North Triathlon and the 2017 ITU Mutisport Festival in Penticton. We talked about race directing, Vince MacMahon, rugby, competing with Ironman, beer miling and more.  Then, Matt Chrabot stopped by to discuss the WTS Grand Final in Cozumel, his Kona swim scandal, and the time a crazed girlfriend smashed his bike with a television. ...
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Sep 23, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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The Airstream is in Oklahoma City for face-to-face interviews.  First, Ben and Mark talk with Cody Beals, the Canadian pro triathlete and budget guru about life, physics, winning lots of 70.3 races, climate change, racing in North Carolina, Donald Trump and where NOT to ride a bike. Then, Lesley Smith stopped by to discuss Maverick Multisport, spearing haters on Pearl Street, dating a Scott, living in Boulder and much, much more. After the interview, Ben and Mark both agreed that Lesley...
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Sep 22, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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The Airstream is in Oklahoma City for face-to-face interviews with all of the top pros!!  First, Ben and Mark talk with Napa resident, pro triathlete and co-host of the Triathlon Preview Show, Emily Cocks plus her sidekick, Zach Miller. Together, we previewed the ITU Long Course World Championship at Redman Triathlon. We also discussed Emily's season and swimming at the University of Michigan.  Next, Ben and Mark talked with Taylor Reid, a young stud from Canada who is making waves in the...
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Sep 17, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode Ben rants like a lunatic about transparency and tribalism in the Bay Area while Dark Mark listens in stunned silence. Then, Ben interviews 4x Ironman Champion, 2x Wildflower Champion and 2016 Kona Qualifier, Liz Lyles. They discussed her background, her thoughts on TUEs and drafting and much, much more.  Please consider supporting TRS Radio by becoming a patron. Another great way to support TRS Triathlon and TRS Radio is to use our link when shopping on Amazon. Make this...
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Sep 13, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode, Ben and Mark discuss their bromantic weekend in Tulsa, further thoughts on Holly Lawrence, the Michi Weiss win at IM703 Santa Cruz and more. Finally, hear Ben's discussion with the 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Champion Tim Reed. Please consider supporting TRS Radio by becoming a patron. Another great way to support TRS Triathlon and TRS Radio is to use our link when shopping on Amazon. Make this your Amazon bookmark. Thank you! Sponsors: Follow Castelli Triathlon on...
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Sep 6, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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In the first segment, Ben is joined by Dark Mark and Matt Lieto, pro athlete and one of the voices of the Ironman broadcasts. They broke down the Ironman 70.3 World Championship, discussing the lead moto effect, surprise performances and questionable associations.  Next, Ben spoke with 14x Ironman 70.3 Champion Richie Cunningham. They talked about his career, conflicts with motorists, recent struggles with injury and the beef he had with Lance Armstrong years ago. Please consider supporting...
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Aug 29, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode Barrie Shepley breaks down the Olympic Games, sharing his experience in Rio and opinions about the race. Follow Barrie on twitter and check out his website to learn more about his coaching business.  In the final half hour, Ben spoke with Chris Leiferman about winning his Ironman debut and why he is turning down his Kona slot. They also discussed dancing, wrestling and enhancing libido.  Please consider supporting TRS Radio by becoming a patron. Another great way to support...
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Aug 26, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode Dark Mark and Ben discuss the Olympics and the upcoming Ironman 70.3 World Championship. They also discuss why TRS Radio has been on hiatus and what the future holds. Mark then unleashes an epic too terrible for twitter #TT4T before Ben interviewed Jan Frodeno. Jan is an Olympic gold medalist and the defending Ironman and Ironman 70.3 World Champion.  Please consider supporting TRS Radio by becoming a patron.  Sponsors: Follow Castelli Triathlon on Instagram and visit their...
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Feb 17, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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First Ben and Dark Mark discuss his move to Oklahoma, the NBC Sports article about Gwen Jorgensen and Pat Lemieux, and rumors about doping at the highest level of long course triathlon.  Next, Ben talks with pro triathlete and marketing whiz kid, A.J. Baucco of AJ Baucco Coaching and The Baucco Squad.  Finally, Ben interviewed legends of the sport, Greg and Laura Bennett. Greg is arguably the greatest short course athlete in the sport's history and Laura has enjoyed a tremendous amount of...
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Feb 8, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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This episode features conversations with Jay Prashun and Brad Culp of Lava Magazine, retired pro cyclist Dave Zabriskie, film maker Jeff Fairbanks, pro triathlete Jesse Thomas and 6x NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson. If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately. Click here for more information.  Links: Remembering Dave Mirra - Lava Magazine TRS Radio Episode 10 with Dave Mirra
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Feb 1, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode, Ben and King of All Technology, Aaron Webstey, discuss the weekend's races, Dan Empfield's hat, mechanical doping and sex swings (don't skip the commercials or you'll miss this one). Next, Ben talks to pro triathlete and age grouper antagonist, Thomas Gerlach, who ended up insulting both sponsored age groupers AND Andy Potts. Finally, Ben spend over an hour getting to know Magali Tisseyre and Eric Lagerstrom. What's it like when a Viking and a French Canadian get together to...
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Jan 25, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode, Ben and Sara Gross, pro triathlete and President of TriEqual, engage in a thoughtful discussion and debate around her decision to join the Bahrain 13 Endurance Team. This is Part 1 of a 2 part conversation. In this discussion they frame the debate, discuss the bigger picture and start to get into the heart of the disagreement. Next, Ben visits the home of Amy Marsh and her retired pro triathlete husband Brandon Marsh. Amy is a 4x Ironman Champion and in the last year she has...
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Jan 18, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode Ben talks with Big Jim Lubinski of Jim and the Other Guy and Red Performance Multisport about lifting weights, being a man and his solution to the gun problem in the United States. Then Ben and Dark Mark talk with Callum Millward, the professional triathlete and man behind Cupcakes with Cal. Hilarity ensues.  Sponsors: Follow Rev3 on twitter or Facebook. Visit the Rev3 website and join the TRS Racing team at the races. Another great way to support TRS Triathlon and TRS...
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Jan 11, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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First Ben and Chief Doping Correspondent, Joel Filliol react to Bob Babbitt's interview of Victor Conte on Babbittville Radio. Then Ben talks with Sean Byars and his son, Daeton, about their dispute with the Tennessee Athletic Association and a local coach regarding his participation in triathlon. Check out their petition. Finally, Ben talks with the wildly successful coach, 2x ITU World Champion and ITU Hall of Fame inductee, Siri Lindley, about life, love, racing, coaching and much, much...
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Jan 6, 2016 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode Ben and Dark Mark discuss recent blunders by Challenge. Then Ben talks with Dr. Adrienne Taren about marijuana as a PED and why your brain actually matters in triathlon. This discussion relates to a hilarious article she wrote for TRStriathlon.com. Then, Ben and Barrie Shepley break down the ITU season ahead. Topics include Olympic qualifying and whether or not Gwen Jorgensen would be better off losing a race. Finally, Ben spends an hour talking to Tyler Butterfield about...
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Dec 31, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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Follow this episode's sponsor Rev3 on twitter or facebook. Visit the Rev3 website and join the TRS Racing team at the races. Contribute to the 2nd part of the Best of 2015 Retrospective.
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Dec 18, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode Ben talks with Aaron Webstey and Dark Mark about nominations for year end TRS awards including best performance, biggest meltdown and poor sport of the year. Then, Ben debates Paulo Sousa about the value of the Rev3 prize purse for Olympic Distance Races this year. Finally, Ben interviews the singular Andrew Starykowicz. You won't believe his opinions about controversial topics such as purposeful penalizing, Andrew Messick, the Pro Tri Union, beef with Tim O'Donnell, equlity in...
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Nov 25, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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First, Ray and Ben discuss the terrorist attacks in Paris, his retirement and his online battle with the LIMITS powermeter team. Then Michelle Vesterby and Ben have a great conversation about her succesful year including her 4th place finish in Kona. What are her future plans? Why doe she insist on hanging loose? LINKS: Follow Michelle Vesterby and Ray Maker on twitter. Follow our sponsor Rev3 on twitter or facebook. Visit the Rev3 website and join the TRS Racing team at the races. Be a part...
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Nov 18, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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In this interview, Ben and 2x Ironman Champion, Lionel Sanders, discuss all of the most interesting and controversial topics including racing Andrew Starykowicz, media coverage of his life, parting ways with Barrie Shepley, Matt Chrabot and pace-gate, whether or not continued self-coaching is a good idea, and whether or not he's racing full Ironman events too often.   First, Ben and Dark Mark discuss a Fox News story about 50 Women to Kona, the March training camp with AJ Baucco, s*****m...
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Nov 12, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode Ben talks about Macca and Slowtwitch's coverage of an instagram post. Then, he shares a little bit about his weekend at Texas Motor Speedway with triathlete and NASCAR driver Landon Cassill. He also addresses a beef with a company doing business in the triathlon space.  Next, Joel Filliol and Paulo Sousa talk about Laurent Vidal, Russian doping, the PTU, high performance coaching, and their new podcast, Real Coaching.  Is Paulo at war with Dark Mark? How will they respond to...
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Nov 5, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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First, Ben is joined by the pun-master general, Tommy Zaferes for a fun session that included topics such as the new Real Coaching Podcast, the PTU, Messick's email to pro triathletes and more. Of course they ended with a laundry list of jokes delivered over tuba music.  Next up, former Olympian, Sarah Haskins joined Ben and talked about her win at the Miami 70.3 a couple of weekends ago, her career, and whether or not she'll consider being a domestique for race favorite Gwen Jorgensen in...
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Oct 20, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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First, Ben makes YUGE announcement. Then, he and Dark Mark talk to Jesse Thomas, Ironman Champion and CEO of Pick Bars. We recorded this conversation in Kona prior to the Ironman World Championship. Finally, Aaron Webstey (aka King of All Technology) went to all of the booths at the Ironman Expo to make awkward conversation with the vendors. See the photos that accompany this segment here. SPONSORS: Visit TrainerRoad.com/TRS to try TrainerRoad risk-free for 30 days. Check out our friends at...
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Oct 16, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode, Ben plays clips from a 2GB 873AM Ben Fordham report about a supposed investigation related to an alleged sexual assault involving Chris McCormack. Ben was highly critical of this report and the news team. This is followed by previously recorded interviews with Gordon Ramsay and Lew Hollander recorded in Kona prior to the Ironman World Championship. Follow Gordon Ramsay on twitter. Follow Lew Hollander on twitter. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: Visit TrainerRoad.com/TRS to try...
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Oct 13, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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WARNING: there is a graphic sexual story told during this episode. NSFW. In this episode we took shots, drank beers and heard stories from the Ironman Champion and legendary drinker, Bryan Rhodes. One story in particular is the greatest home-stay story ever told. Apprearances were also made by Thomas Gerlach, Dirk Bockel, Rudy Van Hausen and Caitlin Jenner. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: Check out our friends at Huub Design. Give them a follow on twitter. We love TorHans. Follow them on...
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Oct 8, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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SPONSORS: Check out our friends at Huub Design. Give them a follow on twitter. We love TorHans. Follow them on twitter. BONUS CONTENT: To get all of the KONA 2015 interviews as soon as we record them this week, become a patron. You can hear the Lew Hollander interview now!
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Oct 7, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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Mark Allen is widely considered to be the greatest triathlete of all time. He's also one of the most unique and interesting people in the sport. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.  Buy Mark's beautiful book, The Art of Competition. The photos are amazing and it's chock full of Mark Allen wisdom. Perfect for your coffee table. Follow Mark on twitter and visit his Mark Allen Coaching website.  Learn more about Fit Soul Fit Body and Tri FAQ. SPONSORS: Check out our friends...
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Oct 6, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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Follow Tim Van Berkel, Sam Appleton and Jeff Symonds on twitter.  Check out our friends at Huub Design. Give them a follow on twitter. These interviews were recorded at the TorHans house. Follow them on twitter. To get all of the KONA 2015 interviews as soon as we record them this week, become a patron. 
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Sep 30, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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It was perhaps the greatest finish in the history of Ironman Triathlon. Matt Chrabot finished 2nd. Because I'm getting ready for Kona next week, I interviewed him after drinking 4 glasses of wine. We discussed Ironman Chattanooga, whether or not he'll be racing in Kona just 2 weeks later and much, much more.  Links: Follow Matt Chrabot on twitter.  Visit TrainerRoad.com/TRS to try TrainerRoad risk-free for 30 days. Tommy Zaferes, Dark Mark and I recorded a segment of "Joke Me Off"...
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Sep 24, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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To celebrate the one year anniversary of TRS radio, Ben spent the first 50 minutes of the show calling TRS Radio listeners. He then interviewed the legendary coach and broadcaster, Barrie Shepley. They broke down the WTS Grand Final in Chicago and previewed the Ironman World Championship.  Follow Barrie on twitter and check out Personal Best Coaching. Links: Check out the ultimate triathlon bag: Story38 Alliance. Visit TrainerRoad.com/TRS to try TrainerRoad risk-free for 30 days. To support...
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Sep 14, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode, Ben talks about the TRS Club Championship that took place about an hour north of New York City. The Toughman New York event was a riot.  In the second segment, Ben talks to pro triathlete, Thomas Gerlach, who finished first at Ironman Wisconsin only to be snubbed by Mike Reilly and Ironman. Should pros race Ironman events where there is no prize purse? Did he steal glory from a deserving age grouper? Do age groupers deserve to win races and cal themselves Ironman Champions?...
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Sep 4, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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In this episode we check in for the 3rd time with Jan Frodeno, Olympic Gold Medalist, 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Champion, Kona favorite and friend of the show. We discussed Bahrain 13, his win this weekend, dogs, marriage and much more. First Ben and Mark chewed the fat and played a number of new song parodies written and recorded by mystery man "Marquis Grissom".  Links: Follow Jan on twitter. Jan's comments on Bahrain 13 on the TRS Forum. This episode was also sponsored...
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Aug 27, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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Links: Follow Sarah on twitter. http://www.gofundme.com/tomflanagan Play Fantasy Triathlon and win big $$$. This episode was also sponsored by TriRig.com. Save up to $100 onTriRig Omega X brakes and clean up your bike's front end. The Omega X: aero braking perfected. Check out the ultimate triathlon bag: Story38 Alliance.
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Aug 19, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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First, Ben and Mark discuss the weeks events including a twitter feud with Chris McCormack. Then Ben interviews Simon Whitfield, the 2000 Olympic Gold medalist and the 2008 Olympic Silver medalist. They discussed his career, meditation, doping, Lance Armstrong and much, much more. (Lance discussion starts at 1:15) Links: Forum discussion regarding the Bahrain 13. This episode was also sponsored by TriRig.com. Save up to $100 onTriRig Omega X brakes and clean up your bike's front end. The...
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Aug 13, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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First Ben and Mark discuss his introduction to Jimmie Johnson and the letter Ben received from Sheikh Hamad bin Hamad Al Khalifa's attorney regarding Jim Gourley's article on TRStriathlon.com.  Then, Dark Mark and Tommy Zaferes joked each other off. Please vote on trstriathlon.com and tell us who you think was the winner. Finally, Ben interviewed the 8x Ironman Zurich champion, Ronnie Schildknecht. They talked about hockey, tennis, fighting and team tactics at the Ironman. Sponsors and...
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Aug 6, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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First Ben and Mark discuss Ben's upcoming trip to Boulder and the upcoming Ironman 70.3 World Championship. Next, Timothy O'Donnell talked to Ben about the formation of the Pro Triathlon Union and their plans moving forward. In the last segment, Ben interviews Joe Skipper who took 2nd at Ironman Texas, a regional championship with an extremely competitive field. Does he have what it takes to go Top 10 at Kona? Sponsors and special offers: Story38 Alliance has a special promotion for TRS...
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Jul 29, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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First, Dark Mark talks to Ben about his weekend in Lake Placid for the Ironman. Then they play some clips of Lionel Sanders watching movies. Then, Ben interviews the 2014 Ironman World Champion, Sebastian Kienle. They discussed his life, whether or not he is the favorite for this year's Ironman and whether or not abortion is a common topic of conversation in Germany.  Follow Sebastian on twitter. Please support our sponsors: Story38 Alliance has a special promotion for TRS Radio listeners....
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Jul 29, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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A professional triathlon union was launched today. Please visit their website to learn more. This is an interview with their executive director, Rich Allen. Follow Rich on twitter. Please consider donating just $1 per episode of TRS Radio. Learn more by visiting patreon.com/trs.
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Jul 22, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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Ben rants about Challenge. Mark is in love. Ben interviews the queen of off-road triathlon, Lesley Paterson, a 2x Xterra World Champion. They discussed her Olympic mountain biking dream, her acting and movie producing career, racing with a broken wrist and hand, her affinity for the f-word and much, much more.  Follow Lesley on twitter. Visit her website. 40% off all items on www.procompression.com for all TRS listeners with the code TRS (free shipping with orders over $20). This episode was...
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Jul 14, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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Hear Andy Potts like you've never heard him before. Your imagined image of clean-cut, vanilla pitchman will be shattered forever. Andy got real with us regarding his fun and slightly outrageous college experience, his unique path and struggle to become an Olympian, and the decision to make triathlon his profession. Does he have what it takes to win this year at Kona?  Prior to the interview Ben was joined by Dark Mark and Tommy Zaferes where they ran down a few of the week's highlights. In...
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Jul 8, 2015 Ben Hobbs
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Leanda's resume is unparalleled: She has won world championships as an ITU racer (2002) and after 6 years she won the Ironman 70.3 and Ironman World Championships in 2012. Aside from the resume, she's a great podcast guest because of her candor and openness.  Follow Leanda on twitter. Sign up for the 3dealz newsletter. Check out Bright Signs Learning.