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.   


IMTalk Episode 557

News: Super League is coming up; Some 70.3 result;  A deeper look at ways to get to Kona; What the Hell files. 

This Weeks Discussion: We want you to think of all of the interviews we have done over the years, on both IMTalk and Legends of Triathlon, and to tell us which one is your favourite. Give us your favourite female and male pro's and non pro athletes interviews. Comment here

This Weeks Photo: Here's a cool shot that shows the channels around the world where you can watch the Super League race this weekend. They are doing good work. 

Age Grouper of the Week: Coach Peter Clifford sent through Admad Mardini. Admad is an ITU development athlete who lives in Aleppo. Even though he is living in a war torn area he is still keeping his training up, truly inspirational. 

Statstastic: This week we look at 1996 and how it was the first time a European male athlete won Kona. 

Website of the Week:

Wanger of the Week: This week we look at the most run time. 


IMTalk Episode 556 - Jocelyn McCauley and Kimberley Morrison

News: Results from Ironman New Zealand; ITU Update; The WTF segment. 

This Weeks Discussion: As athletes we can get to the place where we are making practical decisions around our nutrition, where we only look at it as fuel. This can mean that our food choices can be a bit weird, like the guy Bevan talked about on the show who has sardines with weetbix. This week we want to know what are the weird food choices you have made because 'food is just a fuel'. Comment here

This Weeks Video: Here is Thomas Newsom's Star Wars Lego battle. 

Interview: Ironman New Zealand winner Jocelyn McCauley is on the show. She absolutely smoked the race, pulling off a sub 3 hour run! She talks us through her day. Here is her website:

Interview: We also have another interview with an age grouper who has turned pro, Kimberley Morrison. She has achieved some great results in her time as a pro. Here is her website:

Wanger of the Week: We have our latest wanger of the week. sdfafhahd


IMTalk Episode 555 - Emma Mackie on Ice

News: Ironman New Zealand is coming up; Female age grouper tests positive for drugs; Ultraman Florida; John's ITU update. 

This Weeks Discussion: We are going with the ITU this week. We want to know who you think will win the ITU series this year and which athletes will break through. Let us know your thoughts. Comment here

This Weeks Photo: This week we have a great photo of Matthew Anderson in his IMTalk gear at Challenge Wanaka. 

Age Groupers of the Week: This week we look at the top three age groupers at Challenge Wanaka. 

Statstastic: We look at some amazing stats from the world champs in 1999. 

Interview: This week we have Emma Mackie on the show to go deeper into the ice topic. Emma's thesis study when she was at Otago University was 'To cool or not to cool'. In this interview she ads more thoughts on this topic. 

Wanger of the Week: We look at the latest Wangers of the Week. 


IMTalk Episode 554 - Dougal Allan, Yvonne van Vlerken, Mike Phillips, Laura Siddall, Luke Bell, Emma Bilham

News: Get your IMTalk gear; Results from Challenge Wanaka, Geelong 70.3, Husky LC; Super League Triathlon.

This Weeks Discussion: There's something special about running through a crowd in a race. So this week we thought we would ask what are the best things you have heard from the crowd in your racing experience? Comment here

This Weeks Photo: Here's Bevan and Jo on their special day.  

Interviews: This week we have post race interviews with the top three pros at Challenge Wanaka last weekend. These include: Dougal Allan, Yvonne van Vlerken, Mike Phillips, Laura Siddall, Luke Bell, Emma Bilham.

John's Race Report: John talks through his race at the Half at Challenge Wanaka last weekend. 

This Weeks Websites: Get your IMTalk gear