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IMTALK EPISODE 433 - Andrew Starykowicz

News: Lots of results; Coming up races; What we are doing in Kona; no change in the number of pro female athletes at Kona. 

Discussion of the week: It's the time of the year where you get to make your Kona picks. We want to know your top 3 picks for both the male and female race at the World Champs in Hawaii. Who will get bragging rights for the next twelve months? Comment here

Interview: World record holder for bike splits in both Ironman and 70.3 Andrew Starykowicz is on this weeks show. He shares how is session has been going and his thoughts on his Kona race. 

Project 2014 Update: John gives his last Project 2014 update before he heads to Kona. 

High 5: Well it should be called High 12 this week as Richard Swan sent us through a High 12 for those heading to Kona. 

Here's a photo of the boys from the Post IM party a few years ago. 

Get Bevan's Book in Kona: If you want to get the printed version of Bevan book and you are going to be in Kona click on this link to get it. Pay for the NZ version and once you have paid for it email Bevan to let him know you want him to bring it. He will have all of the copies at the Aquathon Challenge on Wednesday morning. 

This Weeks Websites: Messicks letter to pro's





News: Bevan's book is out; What we are doing in Kona; ITU Long Course Champs; Tahoe cancelled; Peter Robertson is out of Kona; Results from Maryland; Coming up races. 

This Weeks Discussion: This year we are changing our random pick at Kona from 33rd to 11th as we feel that's the worst place you could get at Kona. So tell us who you think will get 11th in both the Male and Female race? You only get to name one athlete in both races. Comment here

Bevan's Book is Out: You can now get Bevan's book as a Kindle from Amazon. Click on this link to get it now. If you are in New Zealand and you would like the hard copy you can get it here

Kona Vocab: This week we talk you through the course description in Kona. We give you all of the names you will hear when Kona is covered. 

Project 2014 Update: John shares his last weeks training. It's all looking good for Kona, he's ready to go. 

Age Grouper of the Week: Sean and Roger Dooley sent through their dad Bernie Dooley as this weeks Age Grouper of the week. Bernie has been in the sport for over 30 years. Resently he completed his last ever IM distance race with his boys beside him. They say he's an amazing dad an all around good guy. 

This Weeks Website: Vaughn Cooper's fundraising website.  





News: Kona build up begins; results from Challenge Weymouth and Almere and IM Wales; John's ITU update; Gomez keeps winning; John's IM Camp, click here to find out more; Coming up races. 

This Weeks Discussion: Do you think that the All World Athlete programme is really needed or do you think it's a bit of a snobby thing? Let us know your thoughts. Comment here

This Weeks Video: Check out the Seven Sharp piece on Bevan. 

Age Grouper of the Week: Moose Herring sent through Rob Green and the crew from Steel Hammer Tri Club as this weeks club/age grouper of the week. Rob and Moose are the first Kona qualifiers from their cool tri club. 

Coaches Corner: John goes over some stuff from the Hunter Allen interview and he over his training over the last week. 

This Weeks Websites: Underpants run, Marathon Swimmers.