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Saturday
Mar142015

IMTALK EPISODE 455 - Braden Currie

News: IM Melbourne is coming up this weekend; GPS at Melbourne; Challenge change their pro system.

This Weeks Discussion: Hypothetic question. If WTC were forced or chose to permanently cancel Kona and hold a world championship race in the middle east or Asia would you go? For arguments sake lets say the standard of age group competition would remain the same as Kona, all the pro’s would be there and the course would be suitably challenging. Comment here

This Weeks Photo: Here's a great photo of Peter 'Thor' Thaus looking sharp in his IMTalk trisuit. 

Age Grouper of the Week: Mark Livesey sent through his wife Caroline Livesey as this weeks age grouper. In the last twelve months Caroline has been dominating the dojo. She's won to IM age group titles and got third at the world champs in Kona. For this she won the AWA title. She's achieved this while doing a full time job and being a great wife. 

Interview: This week we have legendary multisport turned pro triathlete Braden Currie on the show. He shares why he's making the transition to tri and how he's finding it. You can check out his website here: www.bradencurrie.com

Statstastic: This week we look at the top times for the swim, bike and run at the world champs in Kona. 

 

 

Monday
Mar092015

IMTALK EPISODE 454

News: The Thanyapura Competition; Cricket update; IMNZ news; Challenge Dubai update; Challenge announces Challenge Regensburg; John's ITU update; New event, The Pioneer in New Zealand

This Weeks Discussion: After this weeks big discussion around females in sport we have a couple questions for our female listeners. What was it about Ironman that made the sport appealing to you? Do you think your non triathlon friends would even want to do an Ironman? And lastly, do you think that men are trying to restrict you in this sport? Comment here.

This Weeks Photo: Here's a picture with John and Rick Laird. Rick is wearing the new IMTalk swim cap.  

Age Grouper of the Week: Alison King sent through this weeks Age Grouper, Nina Dobson. Nina is an amazing woman for a lot of reasons. She overcame a brain tumour to finish IMNZ in 2014, she supported a local athlete through a horrible bike crash, she's the president of the Rotorua Association of Triathletes (The RATS), and when she was doing the Auckland 70.3 she stopped her race to give CPR to a follow athlete who may have died without her help. Here's a piece in the NZ Herald about her

Statstastic: This week we go over the 5 fastest female IM of all time. 

This Weeks Websites: Revbox Kickstarter; Thanyapura contest

 

 

Monday
Mar022015

IMTALK EPISODE 453 - Tim Hemming

News: Another cricket update; Lots on Challenge Dubai; New pro teams; IMNZ coming up; Specialised Shiv areo bars recalled. 

This Weeks Discussion: We got an email from Bruce Tomlinson showing the participant difference between men and women in Ironman, which is 80% men and 20% women. He was wondering if the split between men (65%) and women (35%) at Kona is fair based on the true split in the sport? Let us know your thoughts. Comment here

This Weeks Photo: Here's a photo with Prince Nasar with the child that he pulled around the whole course. 

Interview: We get Tim Hemming on the show for an interview on the Challenge Dubai race. He was reporting for www.220triathlon.com at the race so he shares lots of insights into what happened. 

Age Grouper of the Week: Scott Rice sent through this weeks Age Grouper, Scott Iott. Scott had to work through a tough leg injury for over 8 months to go on to have an amazing race at IM Arizona. He's also a great guy in his local triathlon community. 

Statstastic: This week we have some stats on chafing.

This Weeks Websites: Coke sponsorship for Pro's