Mon, 4 June 2007
Episode 63 Ironman Talk
This weeks news
Results for: Austria 70.3, Switzerland 70.3, Hawaii 70.3, Bala HIM, Weymouth HIM.
The weekends races: Scloss IM distance tri, Eagelman 70.3, One o One.
John Blazeman Dies.
Macca seems to be doing a lot of racing early season, like the big 4 used to.
Get out the popcorn and then tell us what the best tri or endurance sport movies are. Let us know when you can get them from.
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Age grouper of the week
I listen to your show every week and look forward to hearing about "all things Ironman"
I would like to nominate an age grouper of the week. His name is Mark VanAkkeren. He is 27.
Yesterday at Honu 70.3, he won the swim with a 24:09 and kept pace with the pros on the bike with a 2:15 bike split. He ended up going a 4:16, and won his age group by 16 minutes or so. He was the second amateur finisher. I know for sure that before the race he was drinking some coffee from "Coffees of Hawaii"
I can't think of a better guy to receive this distinction. Maybe you can talk him into coming to epic camp this January.
Website of the Week
Kat Walbert sent us through this weeks website. The website is: triathlontube.com
Here’s what they say the website is about: Triathlontube.com collects videos from around the web about triathlon (with a particular focus on Ironman) and related sports, with the goal of providing inspiration, information and entertainment to athletes and spectators around the world. It launched only on May 25th, so please bear with me as I build up the library! And please send advice, feedback, submissions to triathlontube at gmail dot com. Cheers, James.
I love this site because I get a mention on it! Thanks Kat.
John and I cover how to get sponsorship as an athlete. We broke it down into six different sections:
1. Who to approach?
2. How to approach them?
3. What can you offer?
4. What you proposal should contain?
5. What to ask for?
6. Maintaining the relationship.
John’s written up a piece on this. It will be up when he gets his new website up.
This weeks websites.
Austria, Switzerland, Hawaii 70.3: Ironman.com
Bala HIM: ukresults.net
One Iron 226: ultra-triathlon.com
Scloss IM Distance: schloss.de
One 0 One: trioneoone.com
Questions and Answers.
We had a few questions.
Iron Rust, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart: