IMTalk Episode 562

News: Ironman Texas is coming up this weekend; 2 hour marathon record attempt is happening in early May. 

This Weeks Discussion: If you were to create a dream team (of 5 athletes) to crack 8 hours, or even 7:45, for the guys or 8:40 for the girls, at Kona, who would you choose and why? Comment here.

This Weeks Photo: Here's a fun shot of Bevan and a few of his school friends at his wedding.

Statstastic: This week we look at the first person to do 20 consecutive Ironman World Championship races. 

Session of the Week: Leading up to Challenge Roth John is going to have a look at some of his key sessions during his training week. This week we look at his long ride. Here's his training file

Coaches Corner: This week we look at an external cooling technique that can have a impact on your race times.

Website of the Week: Daniel Ward sent through this great post from There's some great photos from the history of the sport. 




IMTalk Episode 561

News: ITU Update; Brownlee is racing at Challenge Mogan Gran Canaria 70.3; We look into Strongman.

This Weeks Discussion: We are looking at inspiration this week. We want to know if their has been a triathlon story that has inspired you? If so share it with us. Comment here.

This Weeks Video: Here is an amazing clip of John Young, who was the first person with dwarfism to complete an Ironman at Ironman Maryland. Click here to watch the clip

Statstastic: We look at the first woman to go sub 3 in the run at Kona. 

Website of the Week: Here's a cool race in the States, Sea to Summit: Click here to check it out

Coaches Corner: John goes through his running race from last weekend. He breaks down the numbers. 

My First Tri: Norman White sent through his first tri, which involved Lance Armstrong. 


IMTalk Episode 560 - Mitch Anderson

News: Results from Ironman South Africa, Oceanside and Texas 70.3s; Sea2Sky Challenge; Ironman's new volunteer incentive. 

This Weeks Discussion: Daddy Death Peter Tinholt sent through this weeks discussion. He was wondering: How do other people feel when they have raced previously (and have now pulled away from Ironman) and then gone to watch? Was it tough? Emotional? Let us know what that experience has been like for you. Comment here

This Weeks Photo: Here's three legends of the sport (Scott Molina, John Hellemans, and Scott Ballance)  at John's Sea to Sky Challenge last weekend. 

Statstastic: This week we look at the oldest Ironman races around the world. 

Interview: This week we get Mitch Anderson on the show to talk about his breaking the 12 hour world record cycling mark, doing 501.6km. He talks us through his whole experience. Plus he shares some other great insights into the sport. You can follow Mitch on Twitter by clicking here

Website of the Week: James Thamm send through an article from his local newspapers about Major League Triathlon. Click here to check it out

This Weeks Websites: Here's Jocelyn McCauley's website


IMTalk Episode 559 - Chad Holderbaum and The Mountain Snail

News: Ironman South Africa is coming up; Collins Cup News; Knives are out for Super League not having females; Rinny is pregnant; positive test for ITU athletes. 

This Weeks Discussion: Peter Cousin sent through this weeks question: Is this comment correct with regards to Olympic distance v’s IM. It’s OK to be slow at 70.3 & ironman but not so much at olympic distance for age groupers? Comment here

This Weeks Photo: Here's Matthew Berg and The Mountain Snail before the start of the Breca. 

Interview: This week we have an interview with Chad Holderbaum. We talk about his transition from being a top age grouper to becoming a pro and The Run Across Haiti. You can check out Chads work here at and the fundraising site he talked about

Interview: John 'The Mountain Snail' Hancock did the Breca Wanaka last weekend, so get him on the show to talk through the event. You can check out The Mountain Snail's race report by clicking here.


IMTalk Episode 558 - Darren Cronshaw

News: Super League thoughts and results; WTH files. 

Age Grouper of the Week: Richard Swan sent through Duane Braithwaite for this weeks Age Grouper. Duane got his legacy slot at Ironman New Zealand a couple weeks ago, he's a great example of why this is a good programme. Here's an article that The Herald did on Duane

This Weeks Photo: Here's a great photo of Rich Hampton in the finishing area at Challenge Wanaka. He had just gone through Bevan's 'Tunnel of Love'. 


Interview: This week we have an interview with an Age Grouper who got to Kona without any athletic history, his name is Darren Cronshaw. He shares what he did to achieve this goal. 

Wanger of the Week: This week we look at the Slippery (most swim time) category.