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2 rookie Ultraman contenders new

After a fast Ultraman debut this spring, Australian David Kalinowski is a world championship favorite; Ultraman rookie and Kailua-Kona local Staci Studer leads women's field.

The busy new life of AJ Baucco new

AJ Baucco pulled a pro card in 2011 and as expected it has not been easy, but he is in for the long haul and now has diversified and found a new love for dirt.

Doc Stevens breaks through new

Stevens healed her long-standing food allergy problems and was finally able to unleash the excellence within with a rain-soaked 8:52:31 runner-up finish at IM Arizona.

Jessica Demello in the limelight new

Louisiana based Jessica Demello was the top age grouper at Ironman Florida and the female who broke the tape in that race without pros.

Hunting the million dollar payday

Daniela Ryf had a season for the ages – Ironman 70.3 and Ironman World Champion. Can she top it off at Bahrain with the biggest prize in triathlon history?

A confident Andreas Raelert

Andreas Raelert finished second in Kona this year and that has given him new confidence for 2016, but it will not only be about triathlon next year.

The many talents of Matt McElroy

Matt McElroy is a 23-year old athlete from California who recently won the U23 Duathlon World Championship title in Adelaide, Australia - but this man is talented in many ways.

How high can Emma Pooley rise?

Retired cyclist Emma Pooley medaled at the Olympics and UCI Worlds; now she’s winning triathlons like Alpe d’Huez and Embrunman, and ITU duathlon worlds.

This Old Grizzly is not a yuppie

Friends can call Even Evensen Old Grizzly, Griz or Bob, and possibly even some other names, but do not call this 67-year old Oregon-based age grouper a yuppie.

Joe Maloy - king for a day

Joe Maloy made history as the first American to win the Noosa Triathlon in Australia, and we had a few words with him about that end-of-season victory.

Random AG Dana Bullard

Every year we select a random age grouper on the return flight from Kona, and this year we bumped into Utah resident Dana Bullard with her family in tow.

A chat with Susie Cheetham

Brit Susie Cheetham finished 6th in Kona and 7th in Zell am See this year, but as she is now fully devoted to triathlon we can expect to see even more from her.

The 2nd chance of Jason Gunter

Jason Gunter lost his right hand and left leg in a boating accident, and his first attempt to finish Kona fell short in 2009. But in 2015 he had a 2nd chance.

Timothy O’Donnell bounces back

After a discouraging setback last year, Timothy O’Donnell hit the reset button and came up with a personal best, top American, 3rd-place finish in Kona.

Malte Bruns is in the spotlight

German Malte Bruns was the top age grouper at the GoPro Ironman World Championships and here you can meet this young man who started triathlon in 2014.

The Olympic-Kona double man

Seven years after his brilliant stretch run to win Olympic gold, Jan Frodeno authored a carefully balanced swim, bike and run to win the Ironman World Championship.

New Sheriff in Irontown

Want to know what Ironman's new owners are going to do with the brand? Ask, I figured, maybe they'll tell me. So I did. And they did.

Breakfast with Bob - Kona day 5

Bob Babbitt chats with Hector Picard, Cameron Wurf and Jürgen Zäck on this final day of Breakfast with Bob interviews. But don't worry, after the race there will be a champion edition.

Breakfast with Bob - Kona day 4

On this edition of Breakfast with Bob in Kona we share interviews with Carlos Moleda, Mary Beth Ellis and Meredith Kessler and and it is good stuff once again.

Breakfast with Bob - Kona day 3

On this third day of Breakfast with Bob in Kona, we get to enjoy interviews with Tim Don, Heather Wurtele and Jeff Symonds. Basically a British/Canadian edition.

Lionel Sanders before IM Kona

Canadian Lionel Sanders has already spent over two weeks in Kona to get used to the heat and winds, and we had a few words with him about the big day.

Breakfast with Bob - Kona day 2

On the second day of Breakfast with Bob in Kona we get to enjoy interviews with Luke McKenzie, Beth Gerdes, Jodie Swallow and Jan Frodeno.

Breakfast with Bob - Kona day 1

Bob Babbit is already in Hawaii and started his annual Breakfast with Bob interviews. Here now are his chats with Sebastian Kienle, Rachel Joyce and Ben Hoffman.

After 8 hours, a 2 seconds margin

Last weekend Matt Chrabot engaged in one of the closest duels in Ironman history. He lost by an official 2 seconds to Kirill Kotsegarov at Ironman Chattanooga.

Lucy Charles is on a mission

Lucy Charles grabbed the 18-24 title at the 70.3 Worlds with a fine effort all around, but now she has her sights set on the Kona title and the swim record.
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