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IMTALK EPISODE 415 - Dr Dan Benardot and Epic Camp Lite

News: Results from Brazil; Jo Lawn is pregnant; U.S Tri hall of fame class for this year named.

This Weeks Discussion: Toni Hodge sent through this question, here's her message: Leaving aside the typical controversy of giving spots to celebrities, there is another issue which is the fact that he joins a long line of MALE celebrities being given this opportunity.  Women are currently underrepresented in the sport and so we should be encouraging WTC to find a female celebrity to take on the challenge and inspire women around the world. So, question of the week, which female celebrity would you like to see WTC inviting to race at Kona in 2015? Comment here.

This Weeks Photo: Here's a shot of the Epic Camp Lite crew in Hawaii. 

Interview: This week we have a great interview with Dr Dan Benardot. Dan is one of the worlds leading sports nutritionist who has worked with many elite athletes, including Olympic medal winning Marathoners. On this weeks show he shares some great thinking on the topic of nutrition. You can check out his website here:, here's the link to his

Epic Camp Lite Update: John gives an update on Epic Camp Lite and we have interviews with a few of the Epic Campers. One of these is Neil Scholes who's coaching website we mentioned, the website is:




IMTALK EPISODE 414 - Felix Walchshofer and Chad from Trainer Road

News: Results from IM Texas and Lanzarote; John's ITU update; Sister Madonna is being inducted into USA's Triathlon Hall of Fame; IM Brazil coming up. 

This Weeks Discussion: James 'The Wiseone' Bowtell has sent through this weeks question: So other than wanting to take all the carbon in the atmosphere and put it into race wheels and bike frames, how do you combine sustainability and triathlon? What should we be doing as a triathlete community to help the planet? What should we be more aware of that we might be doing to hurt the planet? Comment here

This Weeks Photo: Here's a photo of Mike Pizel looking cool in his IMTalk trisuit.                 


Interview: We have an interview Felix Walchshofer from He give us an update on all things Challenge. 

Interview: We have Chad from about how to improve your 40TT. 

And the Winner is: The winner of our Ulitmate Kona Experience is Jens Dahlman. You'll be joining us in Kona this year for the world champs!

This Weeks Websites: Two great pieces from John Levison at Women doing sub 9 and the domination from the Brownlee's and Gomez.




IMTALK EPISODE 413 - Gina Kehr

News: Challenge annouces Challenge Bahrain with a $500,000 prize purse, Ironman announces 70.3 Kraichgau, WTC buys the Auckland Marathon, IM Texas and Lanzarote are coming up. 

The Ultimate Kona Experience is about to be drawn!

Thank you to everyone who has brought a copy of our Ultimate Kona Guide. You are now in the draw for nexts weeks draw to win. We will be doing the draw on the show next week. Click on the link below to down load the Excel File with everyones names and the number that they will have for the draw: 

Click here to download the people who are in the draw for the Ultimate Kona Experience

This Weeks Discussion: John was wondering if you were a pro athlete who at best could get 8th in Kona, but ultimately you would be somewhere between 8th-15th would you still go and race at the world champs. Let us know your reasons for your answer. Comment here

This Weeks Photo: Here's Bevan dressed up as an old time American Football player. 

Age Grouper of the Week: Richard Thompson sent through this weeks age grouper, Scotty Farrell. Scotty had an amazing race at Taupo this year where he got 16th overall. You can read a piece on him here

Interview: This week we have an interview with Gina Kehr, from, about swimming. Gina has had 5 top 10's in Kona as a pro and she shares lots of good insight in this interview. You can check out her website here: 

John's Interesting Fact: Here's the swimming pool we were talking about on the show, click here.  Here's the video we were talking about on the show: