IMTalk Episode 639 - Valerie Gonzalez

News: Results from Ironman Florida, 70.3 Buenos Aires, Xterra World Champs; New Course for Ultraman; Swim cancelled at Waco 70.3; WTC might be up for sale; John’s ITU Update.

This Weeks Discussion: Do xtri events like Norseman appeal to you? Why or why not? If they do appeal to you do have you signed up for one? Comment here.

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Interview: This week we have an interview with an amazing age group athlete, Valerie Gonzalez. Valerie has an inspirational story about starting the sport later in life and then going on to achieve so amazing goals.

Age Grouper of the Week: Justin Farley sent through Andrew "the predator" Hunt to be this weeks Age Grouper of the Week.

This Weeks Websites: WTC might be up for sale; Ultraman UK rego; Kienle Interview.

IMTalk Episode 638 - Matt Russell and Karlyn Pipes


On this weeks show we have interviews with Matt Russell and Karlyn Pipes. 

Matt goes over his experience at the 2017 Ironman World Champs through to racing this year. We also put his post race interview. It’s inspirational stuff. 


Then we have top swim coach Karlyn Pipes on. When John and Bevan were in Kona they went to Karlyn’s swim school where Karlyn took John through a technique session. This session shares some great tips on how to swim more efficiently and effectively.

Karlyn will be offering workshops and camps in both Australia and New Zealand in November and December of 2018. Find out more about at

Here’s the video of John’s swimming, that we took during Karlyn’s session.

IMTalk Episode 637 - Ken Glah

News: Results from Ironman Barcelona, Ironman Louisville, and Ironman Taiwan; Reflections on Kona; John’s ITU update.

This Weeks Discussion: This week we want your Kona coverage feedback. What was the best part of your Kona viewing last week? Plus one thing ironman could do better with their Kona coverage? Comment here

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Interview: This week we have an interview with Ironman legend Ken Glah. Ken has recently completed his 35th consecutive Ironman World Championship race in Kona. We talk to Ken about this amazing race and he shares some of this stories from his time racing on the big island.