IMTalk Episode 548 - The Iron Century Team

News: Craig Percival fundraising page; IMNZ adding 70.3 for this year; New Ironman in Korea and Argentina; Results from Tauranga Half; John's ITU update; Discussion around Lance in NZ.  

This Weeks Discussion: Mick Simpson sent through a question, that inspired this weeks discussion, about the type of athlete you admire. So this weeks question is, which athlete do you have more respect for, one who has overcome massive life battles (like drugs and alcohol) or one who has achieved their success without making mistakes along the way? Comment here

This Weeks Photo: Here's a picture of John towing Tom on his bike ride while on holiday. 

Statstastic: We look at when the cut off was introduced to Ironman racing. 

Interview: We have John Mergler and Debi Hazelden on the show to talk about Iron Century, the crazy challenge where John will complete 100 Ironmen (in training) in 100 days, and Debi will complete 100 Half IM's at the same time. If you want to support them and follow them along the way go to

Website of the Week: Here's a great website from Team USA Tri about the pro's earnings in 2016. Click here to check it out

John's Training Update: John gives a quick update on his training for Challenge Roth.