IMTalk Episode 634

News: Results from the ITU champs; Frodo out of Kona; Coming up races; New Ironman Race, 500 more female slots for the 70.3 champs; John’s ITU update. Comment here

This Weeks Discussion: Ian Moore sent through an interesting article about Ironman athletes in an Irish newspaper. This week we want to know your thoughts on it. Check out the article here: Comment here

This Weeks Photo: Here’s a photo of John showing a young kid how it’s done in a 10km race.


Coaches Corner: The coach goes over why Heart Rate still matters in your training and racing.

Statstastic: This week we look at the run times in Kona for the last 5 years.

IMTalk Episode 633 - Brian Rose

News: Results from Almere, Ironman Wales, Ironman Wisconsin; Coming up races; Ironman buys Rev3 races; What the hell is going on; John's ITU update. 

This Weeks Discussion: If you were to do a 3 person team for an Ironman, with all of you being similar abilities, how would you break it up to get from start to finish as quickly as possible? Comment here


Interview: This week we have an interview with top podcaster Brian Rose. Brian has an amazing story where he turned his life around after a time of extreme excesses. Recently Brian completed his first ever 70.3, which was another step on his growth path. In the interview we dig deep into Brian's story and his triathlon experience. You can find all of Brian's work here. 

Age Grouper of the Week: Clyde Rosanowski send through 'Downtown' Nicholas Brown as this weeks Age Grouper. 

Statstastic: We have a look at the fastest age group Ironman times. 





IMTalk Episode 632

News: 70.3 champs wrap up; Results from The Hardman Challenge; Coming up races; John's ITU update. 

This Weeks Discussion: Now that we have gotten through this years 70.3 world champs we would like to know what changes (if any) would you like to see to the age group 70.3 world champs? Comment here.

This Weeks Photo: This week we have a photo of John and Belinda looking happy together. 

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Age Grouper of the Week: Volker Voit sent through Tom Ossterdijk as this weeks age grouper of the week. 

Statstastic: This week we look at the fastest 70.3's of all time.  

High 5: We do a High 5 on why individual TT’s are good for you.

IMTalk Episode 631 - Russ Cox

News: A deep look at 70.3 world champs; KPR Update; Results from some races; John's ITU update; What the hell is going on!

This Weeks Discussion: We are going to start our discussion around the GOAT (greatest of all time) for triathlon. Before we get started we want to create a list of criteria that we can use as we work through this. So this weeks discussion is: What is your criteria for GOAT? Comment here.

This Weeks Photo: The Mountain Snail send through this great photo taken from a helmet camera in Australia. 


Interview: This week we have an interview with Russ Cox. Russ is the analysis man for Ironman races. His website,, is the best place to get a deeper look at the data from all of the Ironman races in the world. On this weeks show Russ shares some great insights about the state of the sport right now. 

Age Grouper of the Week: Finn “The Professor” Zwager send through David Labouchere as this weeks Age Grouper. 

Coaches Corner: John answers a question about Heart Rate Training Zones from Jack Tibbetts. 

This Weeks Websites: Ventum's Instagram post; Video's from Ultra520 Canada - Video 1, Video 2, Video 3.

IMTalk Episode 630 - Dr Allen Lim

News: Results from Embruman, Ironman Copenhagen, Ironman Kalmar, Ironman Mont Tremblant; KRP results; Coming up races; John's ITU update. 

This Weeks Discussion: After listening to our discussion about the most important win in triathlon Rob Cummins thought we should do a poll/discussion of the week on the topic. So this week we want you to answer our poll and give your thoughts on the most important win in triathlon. 

Put the one you feel is the most in the 'comments' on our Facebook post. The choices are - 1. Olympic Gold Metal, 2. Ironman World Championship, 3. 70.3 World Championship, 4. ITU Series Champion. Comment here.


Interview: This week we have an interview with Dr Allen Lim. Dr Lim is a sports physiologist, cycling coach, and a founder of Skratch Labs, a manufacturer of performance hydration mixes and the world’s first active nourishment company. In this interview he talks about multi day fuelling, fluid absorption, and his cookbook for athletes. You can get his book here

Age Grouper of the Week: Clyde Rosanowski sent through Nicholas Brown as this weeks Age Grouper. 

Website of the Week: Petition for age group testing in Ironman. Click here to go there now