IMTALK EPISODE 444 - Jackie Fairweather (Gallagher)

We are having a couple weeks off from the normal show. So we are putting some interviews we have done over the last year. Today we have the interview that we did with the late, great, Jackie Fairweather (Gallagher). 

Here's the notes we had on Legends about this interview: Jackie Fairweather (Gallagher) is the only athlete to with both the ITU world champs and the Duathlon champs in one year. In the 1990's she was one of the top athletes in the world who would win or podium in just about all of the raced in. In this months show she shares her experiences in triathlon over the years.



News: There's no real news this week so we talk about the highlights of the key races from 2014; Lew Hollander opening the 85-89 age group. 

This Weeks Discussion: What are you going to do in 2015 to become a better triathlete? Share the secrets that you have to improve next year. Comment here. 

This Weeks Photo: John and Phil at Victoria's Secret in Hawaii. 

Age Grouper of the Week: Phil Brotherton sent through his wife Diane for this weeks age grouper. She is a sharp athlete and amazing supporter who does her best to help others love exercise. 

Statstastic: John gives a fact about the first IM. 

John's Rant: John does a rant about the additional qualifying slots being giving to season pass members. 




News: There's not much this week; Auckland 70.3 is stopping and moving to Taupo; IM Wales is nearly sold out.

This Weeks Discussion: We are at the end of the year so we have two questions for this week: What has been your athletic highlight this year? What has been the best pro performance of the year? Comment here

This Weeks Photo: Here is Bevan and the band members from I See Tomorrow after their recording session. 

Statstastic: We cover how many females have gone under 9 hours in an Ironman. 

Age Grouper of the Week: Nick Josey sent through Matthew 'Wolverine' Jackman. Jacko put in some serious yards during a very busy period to have a great race at Challenge Batemans Bay. 

Coaches Corner: We got a question about the Pose running technique. We give our thoughts on it. In this segment Bevan mentions these two products: Run Transformation and Evolution Running



IMTALK EPISODE 441 - Scott Molina on Steve Hed

News: All of the info from Challenge Bahrain; Million dollar payout in Challenge; Results from IMWA and Hits Palm Springs. 

This Weeks Discussion: If Kona and other events were not free online video coverage, would you pay to watch and if so how much would you be willing to pay? E.g. ITU charge twenty euro for the season. Comment here

Interview: With the sad death of Steve Hed recently we thought we would get Scott Molina on the show to share some insight and stories about Steve. He was an amazing thinker who will be missed. 

Statstastic: John brings up a good stat about Greg Bennett. 



IMTALK EPISODE 440 - Thorsten Radd and Paul (POD) O'Doherty

News: Results from Cozumel and Ultraman; Challenge Bahrain and IMWA are coming up; We focus on Challenge Bahrain.

This Weeks Discussion: Now that we know that Challenge are working on their long distance world championships, we were wondering if you think it would work as an age group champs? Would an age group Challenge championship lure you to the race? Comment here. 

Interview: Paul (POD) O'Doherty has been one of John's rivals in 2014. He managed to take John out at the world champs in Kona. For this reason we thought we would get him on the show and get him to talk about his day.

Interview: We have 'The Geek' Thorsten Radd from on the show again this week. He talks about the changes in the KPR system for 2015. If you want to get his KPR Observer click here. Remember to use the discount code imtalk at checkout $5 off.  

This Weeks Websites: Slowtwitch piece on Steve Hed, Watch Challenge Bahrain here